This year is the 10th Anniversary of Band on the Strand, and the festival has organised an incredible line up to mark the occasion. Featuring music from The Frank & Walters, Le Galaxie, Wild Youth, Aaron, Danceworld, Atlantic Rhythm, and DJ Steven Cooper, it's expected that 1,800 young people will decend on Lacken Strand for the annual music event.
Foróige's Band on the Strand is organised and run by Foróige volunteers in Mayo, and has a host of extra festival attractions this year including a new stage set-up, new T.Y. tent, dance acts, circus performers, a magician, and spectacular night-time effects using the L.E.D.
The history of the evolution of Band on the Strand over the years featured prominently in a recent edition of the Western People newspaper.