Enticing array of music and much more for Clon's Waterfront Festival

BY SHARON WHELTON

THIS year’s Clonakilty Waterfront Festival takes place over the August bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday, August 5th, inclusive, with an enticing array of entertainment, music and markets in the festival tent set to cater for all ages and tastes.

 

Waterfront Festival preview
Pictured at the launch of the Clonakilty Waterfront Festival at Scannells Bar in Clonakilty were committee members Colin Sutton, Martin Fitzgerald, Eithne Harte and Laura Moloney with DJ FiFi’D, aka Fiona White (front). The festival runs from August 2nd
The infamous Full Moon Party takes place on the Sunday night, and sees Taboo from worldwide sensation the Black Eyed Peas headline – a major coup to the festival that should guarantee a sell-out.

 

Other highlights over the weekend include performances by British stars Scouting for Girls, Galway trio The Kanyu Tree, Northern Ireland’s The 4 Of Us, as well as locals B-Positives and DJ Craig Scott, plus many more, along with the fabulous Flavours of West Cork and Farmers Market.

The Kanyu Tree have already released hit singles such as Radio and Shelf Life in recent times, and are thrilled to be performing in Clonakilty during the August bank holiday: ‘We’re dead excited about playing the Waterfront,’ guitarist Daniel Cluskey said.

‘Clonakilty is a lovely town, a bit like our hometown of Salthill. It’s great to be able to play in Cork! The crowds are always so appreciative.’

Local band B positives are delighted to be playing at the Waterfront again this year, following their performance last year: ‘Last year, we opened the proceedings on bands night,’ singer Brian Scally explained. ‘It was a wicked experience, and this year can only be better.

‘As a local band, it’s great to be included and we relish the opportunity to get our name up on billboards beside the bigger names – it’s not often you get that opportunity!’

‘Clonakilty has always been incredibly supportive of the band, and we’re just happy to give our music back to them,’ he finished.

Local DJ Craig Scott relished his chance at playing last year’s Full Moon Party and is delighted to be part of the line-up again this year: ‘I was absolutely over the moon to be asked back for this year’s festival,’ Craig explained.

He stated that the addition of stars such as DJ Jenny Greene and Taboo to the festival line-up comes as a huge boost. ‘To have Jenny Greene back in Clonakilty is really good,’ he continued. ‘She has a massive following in Cork, and she never fails to deliver.

‘Having one of the Black Eyed Peas coming to Clonakilty ... well, what can I say, but that Clonakilty will be even bigger on the map now!’

For a full line-up of events and ticket information, visit   www.clonfest.ie or e-mail  clonakiltywaterfrontfestival@gmail.com.You can also visit the festival’s social media pages on both Twitter and Facebook – simply type in Clonakilty Waterfront Festival.

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