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Musical legends join Derry’s cultural coup

Rock, pop and country legends including Snow Patrol, Cliff Richard and Bonnie Raitt are among the stars lined up to help Londonderry celebrate next year’s cultural coup.

The 2013 City of Culture draft events programme, published yesterday for the first time, features a wide range of events across the cultural spectrum with Bangor rockers Snow Patrol scheduled to appear on July 21 in a couple of huge open air gigs.

Jools Holland, Courtney Pine and Van Morrison are lined up for the 2013 Jazz Festival while also in May there are plans to host one of Europe’s “biggest weekend music Festivals” at Ebrington and St Columb‘s Park.

In June, Phil Coulter will be joined by a number of his friends, the most famous of whom Cliff Richard, will sing to thousands at Ebrington in a year in which the city will be bursting with musical, theatre, sporting stars and talent.

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