Sun smiles on ‘hugely successful’ Summer Jamm 2018
25 June 2018
‘Summer Jamm’ took over Strabane at the weekend as large crowds attended events from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24 June. The event brought the best of rock, pop, country, Irish folk and brass music to town alongside family friendly events, a local market, arts and crafts and workshops throughout the three day festival.
Thousands turned out over the long weekend to enjoy the events, which were organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council and supported by SGN Natural Gas and the Strabane Business Improvement District (BIDS).
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr John Boyle said:
“I am delighted that this year’s Summer Jamm was such a huge success.
“It was also great to see the sun come out to smile on festival goers – and the town come alive with music, song and dance.
“I was also delighted to see so many young people involved in the festival and enjoying it so much.
“The theme for this year’s Summer Jamm was ‘Let the Dance Begin’ – and it really was a great family fun weekend and fantastic celebration of all types of dance and music.
“Indeed, Council is dedicated to providing high quality, family friendly events to ensure people of all ages can enjoy them.
“It was therefore great to see crowds out enjoying and supporting the festival programme – and what a way start to our summer season!
“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all the event sponsors, those who organised the event and of course everyone who took part.”