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Sligo Live Festival
Wednesday, 24th October 2007

24 - 29 October

The Countdown has begun for this year's Sligo Live Festival 2007 which takes place over the October Bank Holiday from Wednesday 24th October – Monday 29th October. This six day Festival will be bigger and better than ever with acts like The Buena Vista Social Club™, Alabama 3, Dervish and Duke Special taking to the main stage.

How much do you really know about Sligo Live and what happens over the six day period? Here are some fun facts about Sligo Live:

Over 180 Hours of Music

Over 155 Artists, Performers, Street Entertainers

Over 1,140 Reels played

Over 1,000 songs sung

Over 640 Jigs played

Over 16,404ft Feet of cable used by sound production

Over 8,000 Feet of cable used by lighting production

Over 6,700 Pints drank

Over 4,100 Breakfasts consumed

Over 4,500 meals served

Over 9,500 Cups of coffee drank

Over 100 people that will climb Knocknarea

Over 1,800 people that will walk Rosses Point Beach

Over 3000 bottles of water consumed

Over 1200 bottles of wine consumed

Over 2,500 sandwiches eaten

Over 600 Seaweed baths taken

Over 700 boat trips on Lough Gill

Over 1,500 burgers devoured

Over 250 Bins for keeping Sligo clean

Over 2,500 walks on Strandhill Beach

Over 1,500 visits to the grave of W.B Yeats

Over 500 people will sing out of tune!

Over 800 walks in Hazelwood

Over 5000 New friends made

Over 900 people that will buy a present for a friend at Sligo Live

Over 1,800 Postcards and e-mails sent from Sligo Live

Over 700 People will climb Benbulben

Over 250 People will meet their life partners at Sligo Live

Over 1000 People will become Air Fiddle genius' at Sligo Live

Over 500 Trips to the Coleman Centre in Gurteen

... People will visit Sligo Live again... EVERYONE!

Sligo Live Festival is Ireland's first volunteer-run festival on a large scale. The line-up is sure to entice any festival goer to the West of Ireland this Halloween.

The Buena Vista Social Club™, Alabama 3, Dervish, Duke Special, Beoga, At First Light, Prison Love, Tucan, Seamie O'Dowd, Tommy Peoples, Steve Cooney and Mary McPartland, Jon Kenny, Foy Vance and many more are some of the main stage and club performances at Sligo Live 2007.

There is fun lined up for all the family; with busking hot spots featuring buskers from around the country, The stunningly colourful Samhain Samba Parade from Cranmore, Free Face Painting, Animal Balloons, Laughter Yoga, Jugglers, Stilt Walkers, Street Theatre, Comedy including the outstanding Dave McSavage, The Galway Circus Project, Sligo Youth Theatre Circus, Puppets and Monsters, Door Dancing, Air Fiddle Competition, music and dancing on the streets and in Johnston's Court and Quayside.

Full information and tickets - click here to go to the Sligo Live Festival website !

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