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Saturday 25 November 2017

New music festival for Carnesore

By Maria Pepper

A music festival is to be held in Carnesore almost four decades after the famous Anti-Nuclear Festival drew thousands of protestors to the scenic coastal area.

There will be less controversy this time as a fundraising event is held on bank holiday Sunday, June 4 in aid the 2nd Wexford Scouts (Clifford Street) and the Summerhill Girl Guides with a line-up of acts from 1pm to 7pm which will include Divine Invention, Borderline, Point Blank, Donna Marie Sludds, Lee & Fitz, Kinda Hush, Gary Lambert and Jaxson.

Billed as a fun day for the whole family, the festival taking place beside Carne Holiday Centre will offer activities for children including a playground, bouncy castle, face painting and games which will be in a separate, cordoned off area. Food stalls and a full bar will be among the on-site facilities for adults along with community information stands.

Carnesore Fest is being organised by Paul Byrne, Niall Donovan and Ollie Kehoe, three leaders in 2nd Wexford Scouts who are aiming for an attendance of 2,000 people and hope to turn it into an annual event.

Tickets cost €20 which are available from Byrne's Shop in Bishopswater and Distillery Barbers and all money raised will go to 2nd Wexford Scouts and Summerhill Girl Guides.

The first major music festival was held in Carnesore back in 1978 as part of a protest against controversial plans to build a nuclear power station in Carnesore which were later abandoned due to public pressure.

Wexford People

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