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Another chance to see Whole Lotta Voltage, this time in Skylite Room Warrenpoint! Great memories of Oktoberfest 2017, nearly time to start the ball rolling for 2018!
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Its been 2 weeks since the start of this years Oktoberfest, and it has taken us the last five days, to take a breather, clear up and get rid of everything until next year. Thank you so much to everyone who liked shared and invited their friends to our festival, and off course thanks to everyone who braved the worst weather we could have ever imagined to come join us for a litre or two of the finest Bavarian Beers. This festival started because we at Grounded Espresso Bars wanted to inject a little bit of life into Newry's Night time economy, and to this day, this is still our manifesto. We got over 5000 people from Newry and beyond into our marquee over two weekends. These 5000 helped us make a festival whereby about £80,000.00 pounds went directly into Newry based businesses, from our fancy toilets, to powering the festival, to the tent and don't forget the beer...so we would like to thank you all, each and everyone of you on our suppliers behalf. The Marquee Company Noreast Beers Sloan Rent a Loo & Environmental Services Parkview Provisions Ltd Soundfunction events Kellys Hugh Gray Electrical McAteer Recycling Dune Halfmarathon Talon Security Ltd. Newry.ie Autoline Insurance Group The Newry Reporter Threadmark Embroidery Adrian Markey - Chartered Accountant Patrick Mcmahon Solicitors Electric Circus Cold Porter Jarlath Mulholland Apex Media and Print Ltd McCaul Signs Art Bar Funkel Our Bar Staff We close our festival at 11pm, last orders at 10.30pm so that our unique visitors can utilise other businesses in Newry City... Lets say after leaving our festival, those 5000, got a taxi, went to another bar or venue, had a few more tipples, got a wee kebab or a burger, got a taxi home...its not really inconceivable that these 5000 people spent an additional £45 quid before they got home. Thats around £225,000.00 pounds that has been injected into Newry City businesses, and by all accounts, we see this as a great success! We need festivals like ours and others that attract people into Newry, and they must be encouraged and aided by those who can. A massive thanks to Ciaran and Gerard in the THE RAILWAY BAR who without...there would be no Newry Oktoberfest, so please be kind, call in for a bottle of wine or a few beers in the off sales on Monaghan Street, or frequent the Trad session on a thursday, the quiz on a tuesday and the other Irish and Cultural events they host....It really is the best local a guy could ask for! I think we done well, a new location at Albert Basin Park Project (it would be a fine recreational area), thon storm Oleia or what ever she was called, her mate Brian, an extra weekend...all things considering, we enjoyed ourselves, maybe for the first time since our first year in 2012. And we are over the moon so many of you enjoyed yourselves too...(even though theres no dancing on tables) I've smelt of diesel and spilled beer for the last two weeks...and i'm happy I now don't..but I, we can't wait until Newry Oktoberfest 2018 to do it all again! Prost until 2018!
Theres still time to make the last night of Newry Oktoberfest! Crowd is gettkng well and truely warmed up!. ABUSE YOUR ILLUSION sound check done and sounding awesome! Lets show these Dublin Boys how Newry Rocks!
Just over an hour and a half before Abuse Your Illusion absolutely rock out! Plenty of room, beers pouring great! @ARTBARFUNKEL serving tasty treats! Its our last night! Lets go!
Filling up nicely...our last night of this years festival...come join us! An amazing band on tonight from 9pm - Abuse Your Illusion...so get ready to rock to your favourite GnR tunes!
One last time people! Lets do this! Doors open from 4pm at Albert Basin! GnR tribute Abuse Your IIlusion
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺 Its our last day of this years festival.... its your last day! So make it count!! WANT A COUPLE OF FREE PASSES AND SOME COMPLIMENTARY BEERS! You know what to do! Like share tag a wingman/winglady! ABUSE YOUR ILLUSION ON STAGE FROM 9PM! 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Continuing the rock today with the awesome ABUSE YOUR ILLUSION-GNR TRIBUTE! Packing out the Button Factory on countless occaisions we cannot wait to get them on stage! Gates from 4pm. Its the last night of the festival...lets make it count! https://www.facebook.com/events/2075575806004430/
What can we say....Whole Lotta Voltage absolutely rocked! Its easy to see why they are Irelands.No.1 #acdc tribute band! Again an amazing night, just one more to go and then its a break for a year! If you like what we are doing, come see us tomorrow from 4pm Keeping it rocking...ABUSE YOUR ILLUSION (GUNS N ROSES TRIBUTE) on stage from 9pm!.. Bank holiday Monday, Halloween or midterm! What ever it is...we will see you from 4pm !Its
What can we say....Whole Lotta Voltage absolutely rocked! Its easy to see why they are Irelands.No.1 #acdc tribute band! Again an amazing night, just one more to go and then its a break for a year! If yiu like what we are doing, come see us tomorrow from 4pm!. Keeping it rocking...ABUSE YOUR ILLUSION (GUNS N ROSES TRIBUTE) on stage from 9pm!.. Bank holiday Monday, Halloween or midterm! What ever it is...we will see you from 4pm!
Just two more days left of Newrys Oktoberfest season! Come one come all raise your glasses!!