The first Jika Jika! takes place in Derry on 25-26 august
Ireland is getting a brand new dance festival for 2018 in the shape of Jika Jika!, a two-day event taking place at the former Ebrington Square army barracks in Derry on 25-26 August.
Brought to you by the party crew of the same name who've been running club nights in the city for several years, Jika Jika! will be co-hosted on the Saturday by Sulta Selects and on the Sunday by La La Land. There aren't a million and one names on the line-up, but the DJs they have booked are without exception from the top flight: Denis Sulta's guests will be Detroit techno legends Octave One [pictured], Steffi and Willow, while joining Green Velvet the following day will be Patrick Topping, Charlotte De Witte and Louisahhh!!!.
Announcing the new festival, Jika Jika! main man James said: "“We are very excited to reveal our very first Jika Jika! festival this summer. This is the third year that we've taken over Ebrington Square on the August bank holiday, and after the sell-out success of Sven Vath in 2016 and Drumcode with Adam Beyer last year, we knew we had the foundations to establish our very own Jika Jika! festival in 2018. We are delighted to have Denis Sulta and Green Velvet onboard as stage hosts across the two days, joined by a selection on handpicked global superstars from the house and techno world. We can’t wait to embark on this new journey!”
If you'd care to join them, then tickets are available now from the Jika Jika! website, currently starting at £60.50 for a weekend pass or £77 for a VIP pass that includes access to a separate bar and swankier toilets, plus a free t-shirt.
Octave One pic: Ruzica Milovanovic