Excitement mounting as Dergfest line-up is revealed

Excitement is mounting as the line-up for the fifth annual DergFest has been unveiled. This much anticipated festival will once again transform Castlederg into a festival fit for a king, as thousands of people will descend upon the grounds of the castle ruins from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29. Australia’s hottest DJ duo Teddy Cream will headline the opening night, July 27 with another internationally acclaimed DJ, Darude, from Finland getting the clubbers warmed up with iconic dance anthems.

Dublin’s finest Mark McCabe, whose latest release ‘I’m Feelin’ It’ has become an internet success with over four million streams, and his iconic Maniac 2000 is still a dance floor filler almost two decades later, will also be taking to the decks. The second night, Saturday, July 28 will pay homage to country favourites including Derek Ryan who will return to DergFest for the second consecutive year due to massive demand. Derek will be joined by special guests Jim Devine and Niamh McGlinchey.

The final night closes out the festi-val in style. Folk rock band The Logues are a firm favourite at DergFest, having featured at the festival since its inception five years ago. It’s probably going to be the last chance to catch the local lads on the hometown stage as a string of US festival dates in 2019 beckons. Dedicated fans of The Logues are looking forward to the band performing tracks from a new album due for release later this year for the first time. Also on the bill for Sunday, July 29 is multi platinum singer songwriter Mundy, and his band, who has become a house-hold name since the release of his hit singles ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘July.’

Belfast musician Michael Kerr, who has recently launched his new EP Treasure Chest, will play support alongside local 90s classic rock outfit Rough Justice, who will perform a much anticipated, one-off, re-union gig. A spokesperson for the DergFest committee commented, “Preparations are in full swing for DergFest 2018 and with such a strong and diverse line-up, we are confident that the festival, which attracted up to 10,000 visitors to Castlederg last year, will be even bigger and better than ever before. Dergfest is a great boost to the town and a welcome boost to our local economy in turbulent times.

“We are indebted to our main sponsors Lynch Tarmac and  Lowry’s Building and Civil Engineering for their continued support. Both companies supported DergFest from its inception practically, but for the past two years have given a much needed and much appreciated financial contribution to ensure that we can punch above our weight in festival circles and bring the best of dance, country and rock artists to our community festival.”

Tickets priced £20 per night are available from Derg Arms, The Townhouse Bar, Mickey Joe’s Bar and Logue’s Bar in Castlederg and online via



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