Yes.  The City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival takes place from Thursday 27 April – Monday 1 May 2023.

The Festival takes place in Derry, Northern Ireland, from Thurs 27 April – Mon 1 May 2023

The Festival celebrates all kinds of musical genres, from blues, soul, swing and jive to Ska! There’s something for everyone, and of course lots of Jazz, both contemporary and traditional.

The programme will be released on Tuesday 21 March 2023. Stay up-to-date on our homepage or the Jazz Festival ezine for more information.

The majority of events are free, however any ticketed events are highlighted in the programme, Jazz Trail listings and App. Venues look after any ticketing for their own gigs. 

The Jazz Festival under Derry City & Strabane District Council is committed to ensuring that events are as accessible and inclusive as possible. For more information on accessibility visit cityofderryjazzfestival.com/accessibility.

If you are interested in any sponsorship opportunities, simply email [email protected] and a member of the team will get back to you.

We have fun kid’s activities including face painting and arts & crafts, as well as a music stage and markets at Guildhall Square.
However due to licensing laws, under 18’s may not be permitted in licensed premises and it is at the discretion of the venue.

There are several options for staying in Derry. We have amazingly luxurious hotels, as well as B&Bs and hostels. Check out the full list of places to stay at https://cityofderryjazzfestival.com/staying-here.

Remember, the Festival is extremely popular attracting over 70,000 people to the five-day event. So make sure to book early, as the hotels will be in demand!

Derry is located in the stunning North West of Ireland, the charming city of Derry~Londonderry is very accessible by air, sea, rail, bus and road. For full details on how to get here, visit cityofderryjazzfestival.com/getting-here.

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