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Get ready for great music & fantastic family fun at Summer Jamm in Strabane!

11 June 2019

Strabane is gearing up for its biggest party of the summer this weekend as the popular Summer Jamm music festival returns to local streets and venues.

The family fun weekend which runs from Friday June 14th to Sunday June 16th will feature live music and dance, street entertainment, arts & crafts and market stalls.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, encouraged the public to come out and enjoy the packed programme.

“The Strabane Summer Jamm festival has been a huge hit with the public in recent years – and I’m therefore delighted that the organisers have secured a line-up which will suit all tastes” she said.

“Indeed, this year’s ambitious programme promises to be the best so far!

“All the events are free with the exception of the Fun Fair and Strajamba Music Festival – so I’d encourage people to check out the programme online now and get involved!”

The action kicks off this Friday evening with DJ Jamie B & support in Ruby’s Nightclub.

Saturday will be full of family fun from 1pm – 5pm as Encore PAA will be opening the event with a showcase extravaganza.  This will be followed with live music throughout the town from Folk N Trad, Mad Notions, Strabane Brass Band and Trad for Youth. To celebrate Youth 19, local singers will be performing in the busking tent including Juno Hassan, Jamie Donnelly, Darci Wilders to name but a few.   

Families will enjoy an array of street theatre, flash mobs, games, funfair, face painting, Jungle Pets, and a host of activities for everyone to enjoy.  Plus a range of products and food will be available from a selection of stalls from Strabane Market.

North West Regional College (educational partners of Summer Jamm) are back with their ‘Beacon’ award-winning careers team. Join them at a ‘Careers Roadshow’ which will encourage people to indulge in some beauty treatments, health checks, have a go at gardening and learn more about computer coding!

Closing Saturday afternoon’s activities will be Class Act Choir with a performance that you don’t want to miss.

The entertainment continues from 5pm as ‘Strajamba’ live music festival is back in Canal Basin for another year of great music.  Headlining the big stage will be country sensation Nathan Carter, supported by some amazing acts including Mickey Joe Harte, The Wailin Banshees and many more. Make a night of it with food, licenced bar and VIP Tent. On until 11pm, the atmosphere is sure to be electric with fantastic local artists and the best of country music.

 

Country music continues on Sunday with a FREE family concert.  This year’s ‘Country Fest’ in Canal Basin will welcome back the superb Johnny Brady, David James and Craic Youth! Join in the fun with plenty of activities including circus workshops, arts & crafts and face painting! Love dancing? Then join with the jiving and line dancing happening throughout the afternoon. Grab a bite to eat at a choice of food stalls and relax and enjoy the sun in the licenced bar area.

Summer Jamm in Strabane is organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council and supported by Strabane Business Improvement District (BIDS), North West Regional College and Youth 19.

For further information and a full list of the programme details please visit www.summerjammstrabane.com

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