Fun for all the family at RosFest 2007

The 7 th annual RosFest 2007 will take place from Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 12th, with top bands including ‘Zoo Station’ and ‘Jive Talkin’ taking to the gig rig on the Square at night.  Highlights of this year’s festival include street entertainment with a host of stilt walkers, fire eaters, jugglers and lots more, amusements, kids events and the appearance of Brazilian samba band MaSamba. RosFest will get underway at 8 pm on Friday evening, with a special guest yet to be announced. Friday night is a showcase for local bands with Paul Costello,  Darren McGovern and Dickie Dazzle and the Indicators to take to the stage during the evening.  Saturday begins with a children’s pavement art event at the Square, beginning at noon. From 3 pm Brazilian samba band MaSamba will be on the street, accompanied by a range of stilt walkers, unicycles and a giant comedy Elvis.  If you have ever fancied yourself as a star in Star Wars, Chewbacca or as a new Darth Vader, then get yourself along to the Square to have your picture taken on the set of these famous TV hits from 4.15 pm to 5 pm. Younger TV fans can also look forward to a special appearance by Bob the Builder. From 5 pm on Saturday, there will be a live magic show on the Square. The Franzinis Crazy Comedy Show will provide the laughs and this event will feature jugglers and fire-eaters as well as Houdini’s Great Escape.  ‘The Snears’ are the support band on Saturday night and the Midlands-based band will be on stage from 8.30 pm. At 10.30 pm Irelands leading U2 tribute band, ‘Zoo Station’ take to the stage for what promises to be a very popular performance. At 2 pm on Sunday, an arts and crafts display takes place on the front of the Square, while at the same time to the rear of the Square, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic which will be hosted by D.J Robbie and M.C Gerry Jego will take place, featuring bounding castles and other attractions. A Children’s Talent Show takes place on the main stage on Sunday afternoon from 3 pm to 6 pm with novelty prizes for all involved.   There will also be a presentation to the winners of the seven-a-side outdoor soccer tournament which the Roscommon Town soccer club have organised.  Sunday night is a 70s theme night, with prizes for the best outfits on the night. The support band is yet to be announced, but Bee Gees tribute band ‘Jive Talkin’ will be the main attraction from 10.30 pm. All weekend there will be amusements for children located beside Corrib Leisure Centre provided by Harry McFadden amusements. There will also be bar extensions nightly, until 2 am on Friday and Saturday and 1 am on Sunday. Volunteers are required for the weekend, so if you can spare some time to help ensure the success of RosFest 2007, call to Morgan in JJ Harlow’s, The Square, Roscommon, Ann in Magnum’s, Main Street, or Martin in The Coachman’s or telephone Morgan on (090) 66 26369.