On Sunday 29 August Bank Holiday weekend Jika Jika Festival will take place as a one day rave at the new Boneyard venue in Derry, following on from the Drumcode Derry event which takes place on the Saturday.
The line up will feature Special Request whose output is ‘influenced by all corners of club music creating a rave infused sound’. Joined by Daniel Avery, the London based DJs is fresh off the back of releasing his latest full length album, which was originally conceived from a live performance at Hackney Church, and dropped on Phantasy Sound earlier this year.
Or:la returns to Derry for a homecoming set, the DJ whose profile has risen by signing to Scuba’s Hotflush label in 2016. Since then a wave of releases and sets at clubs worldwide have possibly established her as ‘one of the most exciting DJs in the UK’. Support comes from Belfast DJ Mark Blair, who is building a release catalog with recent EPs dropping on Trick and Frappé.
With festivals, clubs and venues now reopening across the UK the festival is a return for the city's clubbers and those traveling from further afield. The brand new multi purpose space Boneyard sits on the edge of the city, the open air venue will be drafting in production and stage design.