Updated: 19/09/12 : 06:36:47Printable Version
Members of Kila, Sligo's Seamie O'Dowd, Ray Coen, author Brian Leyden and many other high profile musicians, performers, and artists are coming together to mark Frackdown Day, an international day to Ban fracking.
This will take place this Saturday, 22 September, with the music and street festivities in Market Square Manorhamilton.
The square will be set alive from 3pm to 6pm. Family friendly events have been laid on to run alongside the live music with face painting, badge and balloon making, arts and crafts.
The street party is to coincide with events that are organised throughout the world to mark the day, and show solidarity worldwide to what is seen as the threat of hydraulic fracturing.
One of the organisers Dervilla Keegan says of the event. “The day will be a warm one of music and dance, our own form of expression, and we will be linking up with other countries and proud to showcase some our unique talent. We are delighted to make this event for people of all ages. We see families in the North West as investing their future in the area, and want to see a future that is safe and sustainable for their children”
The event happens hot of the heels of big names such as folk legend Christy Moore, Glen Hansard and local comedian of RTE s “The Savage Eye”, John Colleary who openly showed their support to the antifracking cause at the Electric Picnic.Always be first with Sligo news - Never miss a story - Join us on Facebook