• Launch of Summer Jamm in Strabane supported by SGN Natural Gas and the Strabane Business Improvement District

    25 Apr, 2017

    Scorching line up revealed as Blizzards head for Summer Jamm in Strabane

    Strabane will be rocking this June as the Summer Jamm hits town with some of Ireland’s best rock/pop bands. Lineup includes, The Blizzards (fronted by RTE’s ‘The Voice of Ireland’ Judge, Bressie), Irish Folk/Pop duo Hudson Taylor, Ryan McMullan, who is lead support on Ed Sheeran's SOLD-OUT European Tour this year and Roisin O, who has played support to the likes of The Coronas, Gavin James and Mumford & Sons.

    Get ready, as festival fever will take over the Canal Basin on Saturday 10 June. This is the first time such a large scale event has come to this outdoor arena with such a lineup, big numbers are expected. So don’t delay tickets go on sale this week! The festival is organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council and is supported by SGN Natural Gas and the Strabane Business Improvement District (BIDS).

    The Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Alderman Hilary McClintock has praised the local businesses (BIDS) for organising such a prestige event which will add to the Summer Jamm programme, which will run from 9 until 11 June.

    Speaking at the launch of the event, the Mayor said: “Summer Jamm in Strabane has risen to be one of Council’s most popular events of the year. It is great news that the festival has been extended to now run over three days, meaning more fun and more entertainment for everyone. “Having viewed the programme I can guarantee there will be family friendly activities to suit everyone in the festival. I expect this year will be even more popular with the mix of rising and established stars on the programme.

    “I encourage everyone to save the dates and come join us for a great weekend in Strabane.”

    Michael Kelly, owner of MK’s Bar who is a Director in the Strabane Business Improvement District Company (BID) said: “We are delighted to bring a new event of this scale to Strabane Town. Strabane is a forward looking place and this event offers us the opportunity to build on the success of the Summer Jamm and to create an impact for the town.

    “This year’s festival is hopefully the start of a showpiece annual event for Strabane – the foundation for a bigger and even more ambitious Summer Jamm in 2018.”

    The Summer Jamm festival will begin on Friday 9 June with the Three Rivers playing in the Alley Theatre. Saturday day time events will include family fun activities and music around every corner. Country comes to town on Sunday 11 June when the Canal Basin will again host a family country fest with David James, Cliona Hagan and Johnny Brady all performing.

    Darren Young, Head of Business Development at SGN Natural Gas, sponsors of the Strabane Summer Jamm festival said: “The company is delighted to confirm it is the main sponsor of Strabane Summer Jamm which is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the local community and the Gas to the West project.”

    Mr Young continued: “As we prepare to connect our first domestic customers in Strabane to the new gas network this summer, we are thrilled to be supporting this event. The Strabane Summer Jamm has grown from strength to strength in recent years to become the premier outdoor festival for the town and district. We are really looking forward to being part of this hugely popular event.’’

    Tickets are now available for the Summer Jamm music festival. Tickets for the Three Rivers Show on Friday evening at the Alley are £5.00, the Summer Jamm Music Festival on Saturday Night evening will be priced at £12.50 with an early bird offer of £10.00 available before 13 May. The Country music Fest on Sunday is priced at £3, or £12 for a family of five. For more information and to book tickets for all the Summer Jamm events visit www.derrystrabane.com/SummerJamm or contact the Alley Theatre Box Office. Telephone 028 7138 4444.

    Photo caption: Pictured at the launch of Strabane Summer Jamm 2017 is the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane, Alderman Hilary McClintock with Jamie Bonner, musician with 'Nineteen Eighty Something', Michael Kelly of the Strabane Business Improvement District (BIDS), Jamie Cunningham, Key Account Manager at SGN Natural Gas, Trevor Mealiff, BIDS. The festival will take place from 9 until 11 June 2017.