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Foyle Marina

Leg 8 | Race 15 | Foyle Marina | United Kingdom GB

21 Jun 2014 - 29 Jun 2014

Foyle Marina

*For the most up to date timings and all the events please visit the city's event site: www.cityofculture2013.com

When the boats arrive at Foyle Marina in the heart of the city, located within sight of its iconic Peace Bridge, they will experience a welcome like no other. It’s the welcome that makes Derry-Londonderry so different as the city prepares to host one of the most exciting events of the year, a week-long LegenDerry Maritime Festival from 21-29 June 2014.

The Foyle Quay is set to transform into a summer promenade, complete with race village, marine marquees, award winning continental market and host of sea faring activities on and off shore.  With a lineup of outdoor concerts planned citywide to welcome the Clipper Race fleet, including its very own Derry-Londonderry-Doire yacht on its penultimate stopover in the world’s longest ocean race.

A rich musical offering, the festival launches with Music City Day on Saturday 21 June where from dawn to dusk the city will become a giant performance space for both professional and amateur artists. The Beach Boys will bring summer to Ebrington Square and Europe’s biggest dance music offering Celtronic showcases the best in electronic music.  Incorporating the multi-cultural Ubuntu festival there will be a chance to bring people together to celebrate music of all cultures.

Whet your appetite aboard the LegenDerry Maritime Festival this June, whether you are a novice sailor, a lover of food or coming for the world class music, this event will enable families, visitors, and nautical enthusiasts enjoy a host of exciting and diverse maritime activities from visiting yachts and boats. Come meet the crews of the 70 foot yachts as they dock on the Foyle and discover the fascinating stories of the city with a series of exhibitions and creative heritage areas along the way. 

Start your summer in Derry-Londonderry Music City 2014 from Saturday 21 June until Sunday 29 June.  You will find a city full of vibrancy and talent unlike any other, a city gearing up to provide a international welcome that promises to be Legenderry.  

Derry-Londonderry is a regional city. It sits on the doorstep of 250 miles of awesome coastline, wild mountains and tranquil lakes. It’s a historic walled city and a walk along the city walls is a must. Indeed tours of the city are highly recommended, whether on foot, by taxi or bus or cruising the Foyle by boat. You can follow the amazing story of the city, from its founder, St Columba, to the present, as well as a fascinating detour to the Spanish Armada at the award-winning Tower Museum.

The area’s locally caught fish and seafood is among the finest in Europe and can be enjoyed in numerous welcoming restaurants, accompanied by a creamy pint of Guinness. Northern Ireland’s most famous dish is probably the Ulster Fry, the world’s heartiest (all day) breakfast – sausages, bacon, tomatoes, black and white pudding, potato bread, soda bread and egg. 

For superb original drama, dance, comedy and music, visit the award-winning Playhouse or Waterside Theatre for the top names in music and world-class musicals and drama at the Millennium Forum and much, much more.

Head to a friendly pub like O’Donnell’s in the city centre to kick off a traditional session. Not far away, Derry-Londonderry’s latest band on everyone’s lips have packed out one of the many city centre venues, their inventive sounds resonate with the historic walls nearby.

For more information on the full programme of events or details on how to get involved, and special accommodation rates visit www.legenderrymaritimefestival.com 

For the friends and family guide click here