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Rocking By The River Festival

Sunday 08.07.2012
Team Talk Mag

“The countdown to one of the Biggest Festival’s in Tyrone is on – Rockin’ by the River ’12 Festival takes place Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd July 2012.

The Festival opens with a Cycle around the beautiful Glenelly Valley in the morning, with a 10mile, 25 mile or 50 mile circuit before Ireland’s top folk band, the one and only High Kings take to the Dome’s stage for what promises to be an unforgettable night at 7pm. Tickets for the High Kings are £15 with limited availability left, get buying this week to avoid disappointment! Music Master and local outlets.

The Sperrin Ramble, a 5 mile charity walk, will take place on Monday evening.

Tuesday night welcomes the excellent DJ Johnny Beatz for the Teenage Disco.

Wednesday night will no doubt be a Full House for Bingo as £4000 in prizes MUST GO on the night.

Thursday night presents the Strictly Come Dancing Elite – St.Mary’s Boy’s Melmount Strabane, St.Mary’s Barrack Street Strabane, The Holy Cross College Strabane, Urney GFC, Owen Roes GFC, Glenelly GFC, Sigersons Strabane and Aghyaran GFC. There is an extra prize this year with the winning couple/club gets a set of jerseys. Tickets for the event are on sale from Participants and from the usual local outlets.

The ever popular Mike Denver and his Band will be sure to get the crowd going when he graces the Dome on Friday night.

It will be full steam ahead on Saturday as the successful Vintage Rally with Craft Fair once again takes centre stage at the Festival. Saturday night will no doubt be crazy as a 6 piece traditional group from Co. Antrim called The Crazy Folkers headline the Saturday night entertainment. With great Irish, pop and alternative tunes pumping, the Dome is the ONLY place you will want to be on Saturday 21st July!

Sunday 22nd July welcomes the Traditional Fun Day with Underage Football Blitzes for both Boys and Girls, Bouncy Castles, Workshops, Laser Tag, Cage Soccer, Water Zorbing and lots of other activities taking part throughout the day. There will be an Olympics themed sports day to finish the Outside Activities with prizes for the Winners! Meanwhile, inside the Dome there will be a Traditional Seisuin and everyone is welcome to come along.

What better way to close what will be a Fun filled and action packed Festival which caters for everyone, than the Ulster Country’s Best Singer/Songwriter for 2012 Justin McGurk and his fantastic band, The Boogie Men. Justin and the Boogie Men need no introduction as they packed and rocked last year’s crowd. With early admission discounts this will one of the highlights of the Week. Justin and The Boogie Men are back by popular demand and as many of our acts, this act is one which should NOT be missed.


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