Sunday 22 September 2019

Free entertainment during Parkfest set to excite

Ireland's foremost Queen tribute band are headlining a one-day festival taking place in New Ross in mid-September, at which the Wexford senior hurling team will make an appearance.

Parkfest will run from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m. with numerous acts and events for all ages.

A spokesperson for Visit New Ross said: 'Our new festival will transform the town park for a one-day only event. Parkfest is a family friendly event.'

There will be a variety of food, with fitness, live music, arts and charity - all rolled into one and with plenty for the little ones.

The action begins in Pearse Park at 9 a.m., with fitness and wellbeing stalls. There will be everything from yoga to talks or healthy living interactions. At 12.35 p.m. New Ross & District Pipe Band will perform, and at 1 p.m. the official opening takes place. Local bands will perform after the opening, followed by a children's disco at 1.35 p.m., with cartoon characters.

The Leinster senior hurling champions will arrive at Pearse Park at 2.40 p.m. where they will no doubt receive a hero's welcome after their exploits in the championships this year.

Jack & The Giants will be the entertainment at 4 p.m., followed by Route 66.

Local band Trilogy will rock the park from 6.30 p.m. ahead of the arrival of the main act Qween, who will literally 'rock you' by playing all of the British band's greatest hits, from 7.45 p.m. A full live chef's demo will also be on stage, so you'll watch some of the chefs rustle up a storm.

There will be an adventure zone, a sensory tent, children's shows and more.

'You'll be able to feel your senses heighten as you walk through the colours, tastes and smells of the giant artisan markets.

'Tuck into a gooey artisan brownie or pick up gourmet fudge or vegan treats; we'll have loads of it, and all from some of the best producers in the locality.'

Enniscorthy Guardian