City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival

During the May Bank Holiday weekend the Walled City reverberates to the distinctive jazz rhythms echoing from theatres, bars, shopping centres, restaurants and on the city streets!

Enjoy Northern Ireland’s Biggest and Best Jazz Festival on May Bank Holiday Weekend. The annual celebration of jazz and big bands will feature artists from all over the world and welcome more than 60,000 revellers over the bank holiday weekend. 

The jazz festival started in 2002 and is one of the leading annual music events in Ireland. Organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Jazz Festival features live music acts at over 70 venues and featuring over 200 musical acts over the Bank Holiday weekend and is one of the region’s most anticipated and talked about social events of the year..


Contact The Festival Director

if you would like ot participate in the festival please get in touch by emailing


Derry City and Strabane District Council,
98 Strand Road,
BT48 7NN

Phone: 028 7125 3253

Festival Dates - 2019 - 2nd - 6th May

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