Celtronic is Derry’s version of Sonar, and it’s certainly an important date in the calendar for electronic music.
The name “Celtronic” suggests an earnest form of Celtic folk fused with electronic beats, right? Actually, no. According to DJ Magazine, Celtronic is Derry’s version of Sonar, and it’s certainly an important date in the calendar for electronic music fans due to the quality of the acts it attracts. Carl Craig, Dixon, Andrew Weatherall, David Holmes, Joris Voorn and Luke Vibert are some of the DJs the event has attracted over the last decade. Celtronic takes place over five days and local pubs, clubs and art galleries double up as venues; events are ticketed but none cost more than £12, with some even being free. As well as the music, there are presentations and discussions for those interested in the music business.