Unique beach festival takes place on Lacken Strand, Co. Mayo with thousands of young people in attendance

foroigeadmin June 30, 2015

There was no dampening of the party atmosphere at the 8th annual Band on the Strand in Lacken, Co. Mayo on Saturday 27th June – despite strong winds and rain. In fact, the inclement weather caused the attending partygoers to resolve to party even harder and give it all that they had! Foróige members from all over Ireland attended the event featuring bands The Academic, Everyday Solution, Deuces Wild and Spin Radio DJ Marty Guilfoyle. The seriously talented singing group ‘Octave’ and winners of Foróige's Got Talent 2015 performed a medley of hits, and The Voice finalist singer Emma Humber wowed the crowd with her beautiful, unique voice.

Some of the groups who attended even managed to camp out that night and others were involved in 'stay awakes' with movies and pizza! For photos from Band on the Strand 2015, see Album 1 and Album 2

Band on the Strand is a Foróige volunteer-led event which is alcohol and drug free. The event could not take place without the dedication and hard work of Foróige volunteers who endeavour to generate positive experiences for the young people they work with.