Maiden City Festival 2014

02 August - 09 August

Londonderry’s walls are to come to life for a week at the start of August as a wealth of talent including musicians, dancers and actors take to the streets for the 2014 Maiden City Festival. Since its inception in 1998, the Festival has developed steadily over the years and it is hoped that up to 15,000 people will enjoy some aspect of what is on offer during this year’s event.

Organised by the Apprentice Boys of Derry, the Maiden City Festival aims to make a positive contribution to the current life of the city. The Festival runs from 2nd – 9th August at various venues and features over 20 different events including live music, dance, living history, tours and exhibitions.

Some of the 2014 Maiden City Festival highlights include:

Bluegrass and Folk Weekend – The very best mix of modern and Americana folk bluegrass with 12 acts performing over 3 days.
Culture Bite – Over 40 of Northern Ireland’s brightest new music stars take to the stage in a number of the city’s cafes to play covers and originals from the worlds of jazz, blues, soul, rock and pop.
The Ulster Highland Dance Championships – The Maiden City Scottish Highland Dance Competition will this year run alongside the Ulster Highland Dance Championships which are being brought to Londonderry for the first time.
First World War Exhibition “The Art of War” – An exhibition of trench art incorporating original artefacts that were crafted by soldiers during WWI complemented by a modern contemporary artist’s interpretation of the conflict.
Living History Theatre Siege Tales and Siege Story – The ever popular performances return to the Walls and St Columb’s Cathedral with insightful and entertaining characters sharing their real life experiences from the Siege.

Click on the below links for more information:

Events Programme

Culture Bite

Bluegrass Weekend


NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Derry/Londonderry Tourist Information Centre
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