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Unlock the Walled City

  1. Illuminate Music
    As part of the Illuminate Festival, a series of gigs will take place in some of Derry's most intimate settings including The Guildhall, St Augustine's, Echo Echo and CCA. With performances from Kila, Neil Cowley, The Henry Girls ( The Boswell Sisters Big Band), Ciaran Lavery, Aoife Scott, ROE, Glen Rosborough, Maria Kelly and many more.
  2. Live Projection Shows
    The 1.5km route can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace as you make your way through the 400 year old Walled City. Experience a trail of 6 iconic locations which will become spectacular pieces of art, using a mix of audio-visual, digital media and outdoor projection to create a memorable experience for all the family.
  3. Sound and Light Trail
    Enjoy Illuminate Derry's Sound and Light trail, where you’ll be able to take a step back in time and discover the story of Derry – Londonderry as you visit 11 stops along the trail.
  4. Illuminate Offers
    Visiting the city for Illuminate - then take advantage of our great value hotel offers, starting at just £45pps.
  5. Illuminate Map
    Find out what's on and where during the Illuminate Festival. Check out our map here to start planning your trip today.
  6. Illuminate Traffic and Travel
    Traffic restrictions will be in place in some areas of Derry's City Centre over the coming days as the Illuminate Festival lights up the city with multi-media installations, music and performance across some of the city's most iconic sites.
  7. Illuminate Itinerary Ideas

    We’re brightening up February with the Illuminate Festival and we can’t wait to welcome you to our city to enjoy an eclectic mix of sound, light and music.

Unlock the Walled City

  1. Promotional image for 'The Henry Girls & Aoife Scott' event.
    Illuminate Festival and Music Capital present The Henry Girls & Aoife Scott
    1. Promotional image for the 'Kíla - Basork' event.
      Illuminate Festival and Music Capital presents Kíla & Basork
      1. Promotional image for the 'ROE - John Deery And The Heads' event.
        Illuminate Festival and Music Capital presents ROE & John Deery & The Heads
        1. Promotional image for the 'Comrade Hat & Clodagh May' event.
          Illuminate Festival & Music Capital presents Comrade Hat & Clodagh May Comrade Hat & Clodagh May for an intimate evening of music by candle light. Comrade Hat aka Neil Burns... "...a pastoral, pleasingly woozy collection of songs which run the gamut from psychedelic folk to expansive jazzy pop funk and daisy-age disco" Irish News "Burns...won’t relegate himself to one central theme. Instead he acts as a yggdrasill between tracks, a conduit from which an emotive, shifting landscape moves through, from pen to instrument... a psychedelic ring master in a circus of oddities" Chordblossom Clodagh May... is a songwriter and performer who recorded her debut EP ‘Losing My Mind’ in 2021. She has been performing for over 5 years as an acoustic ac
          1. Promotional image for the 'Glenn Rosborough & Kate O'Callaghan' event.
            Illuminate Festival and Music Capital presents Glen Rosborough & Kate O'Callaghan
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