Gorey Market House Festival

Pictured in Gorey at the announcement of the headline act of ‘Cry Before Dawn’ for the Market House Festival Steve Belton and Vinnie Doyle from Cry Before Dawn. – photo Patrick Browne.
Steve Belton and Vinnie Doyle from Cry Before Dawn. – photo Patrick Browne

Gorey Market House Festival to Rock Wexford with Free Music Concerts this August Bank Holiday

A weekend filled with free music concerts from artists including Seo Linn, Paddy Casey and Cry Before Dawn plus an action packed programme of family events is on offer at the eighth annual Gorey Market House Festival in Wexford this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Thousands of festival goers are expected to join in the town’s annual summer festivities, Town and District Manager Amanda Byrne says, “The Gorey Market House Festival is one of the Southeast’s biggest festivals, we are expecting over 30,000 visitors to the Gorey to enjoy the free festivities, the festival has a huge economic impact on the town annually and organiser’s have been planning the 2016 programme for a number of months now; it’s set to be a fantastic weekend to be in Wexford.”

Watch Seo Linn’s epic cover of Avicii’s Wake Me Up here, which has over 5million views!

The first of three open air concerts for the festival gets underway on July 29th with Seo Linn taking to the stage, on Saturday, July 30th Cry Before Dawn return to their Wexford roots and on Sunday, July 31st Paddy Casey will take to the stage on Gorey’s Main Street at the carnival atmosphere festival.

Formed in 1982, Cry Before Dawn became one of Ireland best loved bands, their two albums “Crimes Of Conscience” and Witness For The World” went double platinum and they developed a reputation for being one of Ireland’s most passionate live bands. They have strong Wexford roots and are excited to return to Wexford an entertain festival-goers at this free open air gig.

The Gorey Market House Festival is a vibrant mix of music, family fun, traditional and vintage markets, busking, food and crafts. Saturday boasts an action packed family fun day in Gorey Town Park, street theatre, magicians, stilt walkers, Kia Ora Mini farm, Pirates Cove Train, soccer, tag rugby, arts and crafts, face painting, live music and children’s cartoon characters.

Best pot of jam

Sunday offers a craft, vintage and artisan food market on Gorey’s Main Street so visitors can enjoy a real market town experience which includes live animals, vintage steam engines and great displays of local craft and food. Visitors can also enjoy art exhibitions at various locations throughout the town.

The search is also on for Ireland’s best pot of jam, the festival organisers are celebrating the strawberry and fruit growing industry in Wexford by going on a mission to find Ireland’s best pot of jam. Entrants have until Saturday, July 16, to prepare their entry. The jam and preserves competition has a total prize fund value of €600. The categories are: strawberry; raspberry; mixed fruit; and exotic!
Enjoy cultural events, open air concerts, a Market Day & Family Fun at the Gorey Market House Festival this August Bank Holiday weekend, for further festival details see visitwexford.ie

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