Announced Events

The Overtones

The Millennium Forum

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May

Tickets from £14.50 on sale from The Millennium Forum Box Office

Tel: 028 71 264455

Ticketmaster Tel: 0844 277 4455


Singing Sensations, THE OVERTONES, today confirmed they will perform 2 headline concerts at The City Of Derry Jazz And Big Band Festival at The Millennium Forum on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May 2013.

Mayor of the City, Cllr. Kevin Campbell welcomed the announcement, saying it was a great addition to The City Of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2013 line-up. “Now in its twelfth year, the much loved Festival offers the best opportunity for visitors to come to the City and experience both local and international events, where there is something for audiences of all types, on offer. Confirmation that The Overtones have been added ensures their offering as a mainstream group and upcoming pop sensation, who perform music across a number of generations, as a seamless fit to the programme. This year, as we carry the mantle for City Of Culture, the Jazz Festival promises to show the City at its best with visitors and locals coming out to enjoy a first class musical experience throughout the City over the five day event in May”.

Puppini Sisters set for City of Culture Grand Vintage Ball

The Venue

4th May

Tickets £19.50

Following their recent collaboration with Michael Bublé the globally renowned swing-pop trio, the Puppini Sisters will make their way to Derry~Londonderry to headline the Grand Vintage Ball in The Venue on Saturday, May 4 during the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival weekend. As part of the UK City of Culture programme the whole weekend will see a celebration of the city’s cultural past in a throwback to the styles, trends and fashions of the 1920s-1960s.

Glamour, great music, dancing and fun are guaranteed as you jive, waltz and lindy-hop the night away. Don’t be put off if you don’t know the moves because Culture Company will be offering dance classes in the eight weeks running up to the big night. To ensure that your attire is original and authentically vintage, alteration classes will also be on offer for four weeks in April, details of which will be posted online nearer to the time.

Tickets for the Grand Vintage Ball will go on sale this Thursday 31 January at 9.30am priced at £19.50. They will be available through the Millennium Forum box office, the official City of Culture ticket provider. For more information visit

Vintage Fair

Ebrington Square

4th and 5th May

To enjoy a winter vintage experience families can come along to Ebrington Square on the afternoon of May 4 for a festival of all things vintage where there will be opportunities for kids to take part in activities and for the ladies to get their hair and makeup perfected ahead of the ball.

If you cannot make the Saturday festivities then Sunday may be the day for you when the vintage fair moves Cityside to Pump Street and London Street. Between 11am and 6pm vintage enthusiasts and casual admirers of all things retro can browse the Vintage Fair and sample the food, fashion, design, music and culture of bygone days.

Pink Martini

Sunday, 05 May 2013
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £12.50 £15.00, £17.50 available at the Millennium Forum Box Office

pink martini

Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure … if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist.

Pink Martini has an illustrious roster of regular guest artists: NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (who was cantor at the Central Synagogue in NYC for five years), koto player Masumi Timson, harpist Maureen Love, and Kim Hastreiter (the publish/editor-in-chief of Paper Magazine). Most recently, the four great-grandchildren of Maria. and Georg Von Trapp appeared with Pink Martini and are currently working on a joint album project with the band.In January 2012, bandleader Thomas Lauderdale recorded the Charlie Chaplin song “Smile” with the 94-year-old legendary Phyllis Diller; this song will be released on the band’s next album due in the spring of 2013 tentatively titled “Get Happy.”