Celtronic is well known as one of the institutions of electronic music in Northern Ireland, especially in Derry, with even Or:la citing its importance in her maturation as an artist in our interview with her.
The festival is approaching its 18th year and is doing so with a five day event showcasing some of the best electronic acts likely to touch down in Ireland this year.
Taking place from the 27th of June until the 1st of July across a range of venues in Derry, the festival will see performances from some of dance music’s best and brightest as well as a range of cultural exhibitions in the realms of art, film and more.
Despite being one of the biggest and most well known festivals on the island they have elected to not go for solely old, reliable big names and have chosen a formidable cast that blends clever vintage acts with some of the most current names in the business at the moment.
Derry native Or:la will be joined by none other than Roman Flugel as well as DVS1, Gerd Janson and Steve Bug. Not only that but the festival have also made space for Sweden’s DJ Seinfeld (Who just released one of the best EPs of the year on Or:la’s joint label with Breakwave; Deep Sea Frequency), Octo Octa, Avalon Emerson, Kornel Kovacs and the queen of techno Paula Temple.
Further Derry natives come in the shape of Eamon Harkin from famed New York City collective Mister Saturday Night as well as live act Ryan Vail, The Cyclist and Hypercolour. Phil Kieran will also be involved, along with massive Derry promotions such as Jika Jika!
While this is definitely more than enough names to carry a festival on its own, they have announced that the full lineup will be revealed at their launch party on the 6th of May with a special set from techno guru Dr. Rubinstein.
Tickets for the festival are already on sale and come in the shape of either all access (£55) or single events (£10-20). You can get your hands on them via Eventbrite.