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Sunday 20 October 2019

Sásta Festival will be two days of fun

Wexford quays will come alive over the June bank holiday weekend during a two-day free festival of music, comedy and fun for all the family.

The Sásta Festival will feature live bands, food stalls, puppet shows, drumming, dance, face-painting and clowns.

It will run from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, bringing an expected influx of visitors to the town.

The travelling theme park Pleasure Planet owned by McFadden Funfairs will also be on the quay for the two days, offering a range of rides including the 44-metre high G-force.

The alcohol-free festival has been organised by Brian Byrne and Barry Ennis of Lantern promotions as a thank you to the town for its support of the Spiegel Tent Festival during Wexford Festival Opera.

'We also want to encourage people to stay in Wexford over the bank holiday weekend and to bring visitors into the town,' said Brian.

'We went to see a similar event in Drogheda during the May bank holiday weekend and it was a huge success, attracting over 30,000 people,' he said.

Among the musical acts taking to the main stage in Wexford will be Jerry Fish and the Cabin Collective rock band from Galway featuring four members of the Saw Doctors.

Various community groups have been invited to set up information stalls including Wexford Tidy Towns, Wexford in Bloom, Marine Watch and Art in the Open.

Food stalls will be operated by local producers, selling food on the go and produce to take home.

Wexford People

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