Derry-Londonderry's UK City of Culture year approaches
As the UK City of Culture, Londonderry will open its doors to visitors from across the world.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected for the All-Ireland fleadh - a traditional Irish music festival.
The programme for Derry in 2013 includes the Turner Prize, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal National Ballet and Lumiere, a festival of light.
One challenge facing the city is providing enough beds for all those visitors.
BBC Newsline's Keiron Tourish reports.