Thursday 23 November 2017

Battle for the Bay set to return for its 11th year - and you won't want to miss it

Battle for the Bay
Battle for the Bay
Daredevil kite boardercross competitors show how it’s done on blustery Dollymount Strand
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Battle for the Bay is set to return to Dollymount Strand for its 11th year.

The two-day festival, which takes place on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, is a free event that is sure to entertain all ages.

Kite surfers from across the world will showcase their enthralling skills, while DJs and bands will entertain on land, with performances on Saturday on the Main Stage to include: DJ Proudfoot, Rathfarnam Ukulele Group, Keturah, Brian Whittington, Military Road and King Kong Band.

Sunday's line up won't disappoint, with Monkey Bath, Loisinana Six, The Jive Cats, Dublin City Round Cats and Retro Fix taking to the stage.

Daredevil kite boardercross competitors show how it’s done on blustery Dollymount Strand
Daredevil kite boardercross competitors show how it’s done on blustery Dollymount Strand

Away from the Main Stage, the Downda Road stage will continue to entertain festival-goers. Saturday's performers include: Midnight Therapy, Elga Fox and Keith Plunkett, with Sunday's line-up featuring Sina Thiel, Dreaming of Jupiter, Elly D and Davie Furey.

For those who can't resist a spot of shopping, take a trip to the beach market to scour its selection of vintage clothes, vinyl records, jewellery and arts and crafts.

Foodies can enjoy the Farmers' Market Food Village, while children can be kept entertained at the Kids Zone with fairground rides, the Big Wheel, beach volleyball and a Biodiversity Village where you can explore the wildlife of Dublin Bay.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the Global City Balance Challenge, where they will attempt to balance on a slackline for 10 seconds.

Fitness fanatics can fit their workout in during their visit, with FLYEfit Gyms hosting a pop up fitness event with a number of free classes right on the beach, including bootcamps, yoga, zumba and step aerobics. If water sports are more your thing, Powerkite and Stand Up Paddleboarding introductions will be offered by qualified instructors, while Battle of the Bay gets underway for this year's competitors.

Battle for the Bay will take place at Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3, on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, with free entry from 10am to 6pm.

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