McCallion to meet Council Chief Executive over use of Ebrington for major outdoor events

Sinn Féin MP for Foyle Elisha McCallion has congratulated those behind hosting two major outdoor music events at Ebrington Square at the weekend.elishaebrington

She also said she would be having discussions with the council over the long term use of the site once it is fully developed.

The Foyle MP said “I would like to congratulate the organisers behind the two outdoor music events held at Ebrington over the weekend.

During my time as Mayor I was constantly lobbied from people calling for the site to be used more for outdoor music events and to try and bring in major acts.

We have all seen the positive effects of bringing large scale outdoor music and sporting events into our city has on the local hospitably sector, feel good factor for citizens and putting Derry on the map.

When bringing thousands of people to any event there always be a few minor issues on the fringes and we all must work collectively on an ongoing basis to address those as best we can.

Concluding she said

I will be meeting with the Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council to see what can be done around the long term plans for the use of the site once the development is completed.

We need to ensure that we have a good outdoor site for future concerts there and explore all avenues to make it easy for local promoters and international promoters to use the site.