Jazz It up at Foyleside (April 27 – May 1)

Dust off your dancing shoes and head to Foyleside Shopping Centre this May Day Weekend to experience a jazz extravaganza like you have never seen before!

Taking place from April 27 – May 1, the centre will be alive with the sound of music as some of the jazz scene’s biggest names journey to the North West for the annual City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival, stopping in Foyleside along the way.

Organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council and now in its 16th year, the Festival offers music lovers a fantastic programme of live music and is one of the most talked about social events of the year.

Foyleside will be full of activity for five days, as the centre marks the highly-anticipated occasion. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

Thursday 27th April – Bourbon Swing Band (4pm)
Friday 28th April – The Jive Aces (1pm) and Calgach Singers (7pm)
Saturday 29th April – 
Café Jazz Project (1pm) and Les Swingin Lovers (3pm)
Sunday 30th April – 
Ricky Cool & The In Crowd (2pm)
Monday 1st May – 
Kings of Rhythm (2pm)

Fergal Rafferty, Foyleside Centre Manager, said: “Foyleside are thrilled to be hosting these talented musicians once again throughout jazz festival weekend – which is one of our calendar highlights.

“Every year, these artists bring the centre to life, entertaining shoppers as they enjoy Foyleside’s wide range of stores. Don’t miss the chance to see these bands in action – we promise you’ll be dancing your way around Foyleside!”

Foyleside Shopping Centre is the North West’s premier shopping destination and home to over 50 top retailers, including Debenhams, Top Shop, Dunnes, M&S plus many more. Foyleside benefits from a convenient city centre location in the heart of Derry~Londonderry and late-night parking.