Clonmel Busking Festival 2017 launches at Hotel Minella on Thursday, 10th August at 7.30pm, with the premier of a short film 'William Crotty - The Highway Man', along with a graphic novel by artist Eamon Cowan.

There will be a 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital with many more dance acts on the night by AOK-Dance (Ballet, Lyrical & Contemporary Ballet) , Synergy Dance Club (Hip Hop) , Kool School (Gymnastics) and more. There will also be musical acts performing on the night. All are welcome. Friday 11th kicks off with busking on the streets and under the Main Guard.

Also from 12pm until 3pm at Western Studio (St Luke's Hospital) Western Rd, there will be art, music, food and a tour around Western Studio. Saturday 12th August features the Busking Competition, held on the streets of Clonmel with a first prize of €1,000. Sunday, 13th August Family Fun Day Extravaganza will feature live music, Pop up Medieval Village, FREE IW Wrestling, Water Balling, Bouncy Castles, and much more.

Over 120 gigs will be performing in pubs across Clonmel. Admission is free to all music gigs with donations welcome. Join the music trail of Rock, Indie, Country, Traditional and much, much more.

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