Foyle Maritime Festival Clipper Race Derry Londonderry Walled City
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Foyle Maritime Festival 14th - 22nd July 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queens Quay becomes a Maritime Wonderland once again this Summer as Foyle Maritime Fesitval as the city hosts the Clipper Race stopover from 14th-22nd July as they near the end of their round the world journey. 

Highlights

 

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Foyle Voyages

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Museum and Heritage Service
will take visitors on a journey through 9,000 years, exploring the migration of people and the maritime heritage of Lough Foyle and the surrounding area.

Featuring original artefacts from prehistory to the present day, visitors will learn about the first settlers, the bronze and iron age peoples, the Plantation of Ulster and the subsequent growth of the port through trade.

Find out more about the mass emigration of people during the 19th
century and the significance of the Lough in the eventual Allied victory
during the Battle of the Atlantic, culminating in the surrender of the
German U-Boat fleet at Lisahally. Join us on an interactive journey through time on the shores of Lough Foyle. Suitable for all ages.

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Family Fun and Arts Zone

Pop up arts and crafts stalls as well as live entertainment will take place at various locations throughout the festival to entertain the whole family.

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We Are Together Festival

Witness a breathtaking night of dance music across three stages in Derry~Londonderry's Ebrington Square with world-renowed DJs. Hosted by Luminosity Events - Mambo Ibiza- MODE/ Fuze.

Headliners:
Paul Van Dyk
Route 94
Gareth Emery (Special Guest)

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Clipper 70 Experience

We’re delighted that the popular Clipper 70 Experience will return to this years festival. These short motor tours on Lough Foyle will be available to the public on one of this year’s Clipper 2017-18 Race yachts. Hear about life on board these beautiful boats first hand from the skippers and crew who’ve circumnavigated the globe on them for the past eleven months.

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Lough Foyle on one of the eleven uniquely designed 70-foot yachts that make up the world’s largest matched fleet of ocean racing yachts. A once-in-alifetime opportunity for sailing and maritime enthusiasts alike.

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Foyle Cup

For the very first time, this years #fmf18 coincides with the international youth soccer event, the O'Neills Foyle Cup. Take some time from 16th-21st July to enjoy the magnificent spectacle of 370 teams and over 6,500 kids taking part in Europe's largest youth football tournament.

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Maritime Markets

We are Destination Delicious! Tantalize your taste buds at the Foyle Maritime Festival. Sample an array of food produce, with the opportunity to dine al fresco and soak up the atmosphere or take home some delicious crafty goods. 

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Legenderry Big Eye

Take in a new horizon and see the festival from a new height as you soar above even the tallest of Tall Ships. A series of fun fair rides, mermaids, pirates and pop up arts and crafts will be available to entertain the whole family at various locations throughout the festival zone.

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'Voyages' Parade of Light Spectacular

Enjoy this beautiful riverfront showcase event which will unfold
over two hours on and alongside the River Foyle. A range of artists
have merged their visual, musical and theatrical interpretations of the
festival theme to create a dramatic production that will entertain and
enchant spectators.

The production will include a beautiful parade of light on the water
with a number of boats, tall ships and Clipper Race yachts. The boats will be illuminated while a range of costumed performers deliver a truly interactive performance with movement, sound and light all building to a thrilling pyrotechnic finale as night falls.

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Lush! Classical feat. the Ulster Orchestra

For the last two years lush! have produced one of the most spectacular events held in Northern Ireland.

A phenomenal, Breathtaking event featuring a 65-piece classical orchestra, world-renowned DJs and live vocalists playing floor fillers from the past 20 years all produced in conjunction with Kylie Minogue’s musical director….and the results have been simply out of this world. 

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Parade of Sail

This very special event attracts thousands of well-wishers to line the riverfront with live music and interviews as the boats sail up and down the river as they prepare for their final race from Greencastle.

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