Wexford band Cornerboy to headline Shedfest in Buffer’s Alley

Staff from the Shedfest enjoying a break.

Amy LewisGorey Guardian

Anticipation is ramping up for this year’s Shedfest at Buffer’s Alley Stadium and this year, there are some new additions to the popular event.

Taking place on Saturday, June 3, the annual festival is always one of the biggest nights of the summer in the local calendar and 2023 is likely to prove no different. This year, the event will have two entertainment stages which will play host to music from headline act Corner Boy, along with Frisky Gypsies and Off the Cuff. DJ Ciano and DJ Jack Adam will keep the crowds up dancing until the early hours with a wide mix of tunes.

Wexbury Spirits will serve as the main sponsor for this year’s event and will be running a cocktail bar at the event. This will serve as an addition to the usual 100-foot bar, which organisers say is the longest bar in Ireland.

A night of dancing and socialising is sure to stir up an appetite but thankfully, Vinnie’s Chipper will be on-site to provide food to hungry guests. Mick Stamp Taxis will also run a taxi rank at the end of the night to ensure everyone gets home safely.

According to co-ordinator of Shedfest 2023, Seamus Kavanagh, approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend the 2023 event.

“Ticket sales are going well. It’s a really big night for us and anticipation is really cranking up,” he said. “We’re all really looking forward to it and hoping to have the good weather on the day.”

Tickets (€25) can now be purchased online or from the Book Café, Murt Walsh Menswear, Porter’s Pub in Killenagh, Dempsey’s On the Street Monamolin and Hammel’s Centra Kilmuckridge. The event will kick off at 7.30 p.m.