Wake the Giant Festival returns to Warrenpoint

Finn, the 32-foot-tall giant, is set to visit Warrenpoint on Bank Holiday weekend for the Wake the Giant festival which comes to the town for a second year.


Wake the Giant is FREE and takes place on 26 & 27 August in the picturesque setting of Warrenpoint.


The festival is inspired by the myth of a sleeping Giant reposing on the Cooley Mountains and is set to bring children and adults to Warrenpoint Park once again to experience the magic of the Giant being woken up, alongside the escapades of the local witch.


On Saturday 26 August, visitors can enjoy live street theatre, live music, and free children’s craft workshops.  There will be a Busking Competition and street theatre performances from 2pm – 5pm throughout the town and in many local businesses.


On Sunday 27 August, Finn who has been snoozing in Warrenpoint Park and might be a bit grumpy on the day, is set to be woken up at both 2pm and 5pm. There will also be plenty of free activities for all the family including arts and crafts and music performances in the Park.



The whole event will be coordinated and directed by a larger than life character – the Point Man, who will enthral and entertain, whilst the witch Cailliagh Beara meddles her way through the crowds in an effort to defeat Finn and keep him under her sleeping spell for ever.


A Local Food Village will be in place located at Seaview and the Promenade across the weekend. The Village will be transformed in to a live music hub with entertainment from 12noon to 10pm on Saturday and 1pm to 10pm on Sunday. Performers include some of the best contemporary bands in the business; these include The Nooks, Marty Fay Band, The Motown Sensations, The Housem8’s, The Rob Strong Band and Jo Petit & the Dream Band.


For more details of the Festival check out www.visitmournemountains.co.uk/WakeTheGiantwww.facebook.com/VisitMourneMountains and www.twitter.com/VisitMourne  #WakeTheGiant

Post Author: Belfast Times

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