Various venues, Derry Fri-Sun celtronicfestival.com
The northwest is calling as Celtronic sets out its stall again for another electronic music weekender. Now in its 12th year, Celtronic is a bespoke affair that knows exactly the kind of new guns and old stagers who will work in this environment.
Pick of the bunch in terms of the new school is probably tonight’s bash in St Columb’s Hall, featuring the superb pairing of Nina Kraviz (pictured), a star turn at Mosow’s Propaganda as well as the producer behind a slew of quality cuts for Rekids; and Steffi Doms, the Panorama Bar and Ostgut queenpin behind last year’s moody house album Yours Mine. Local support is provided by Psycatron and the Deep Fried Funk crew.
Tomorrow night’s star attraction will probably be Billy Nasty and Radioactive’s Radio Nasty session in the Nerve Centre with sterling support from Kuedo, the ever excellent MMOTHS and Boxcutter.
Can’t see that? Catch this:Fish Go Deep launch new album Draw the Line (Fri, Cork); Make a Move hip-hop festival kicks off (Thurs, Limerick); and a brace of Stone Roses after-parties with assorted old-skool legends (Thurs, Dublin)