Issued 30th June 2009
Ireland’s largest free beach party festival will take place over six weeks this summer during July and August.

The event includes food markets, beach clubs, beach Shakespeare, Italian street fiestas, 3-club golf, enterprise zones, puppets, tennis academies, fireworks, dog shows, a pizza eating competition and more.

Bray Summerfest opens on Wednesday 15th July with Rattle and Hum; Thursday Peakin' Trippers will play and Jimmi Hendrix band member Natty Wailer will play on the Friday night.

The Saturday line up includes Colm Lynch, Bray Gospel Choir and Ghost In The Machine. Sunday night closes once again with the summertime’s most explosive fireworks extravaganza.

On Wednesday 22 July the Killruddery Garden Party Live will take place, an all-seated and ticketed performance by singer Lisa Hannigan.

Bray Summerfest 09 will be supported by Ireland’s biggest Beach Carnival Funfair, plus kiddies’ Bounceworld on the Seafront, running from Wednesday 15th July to Sunday 9th August.

The Carnival Funfair will close with a spectacular second fireworks display on Sunday 9th August.The 2009 Summerfest will include the return of the Bray Summerfest Air Display (Sunday 26th July).

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