X Factor star to headline Newry ‘Festival of Water’

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Monday, August 19th, 2013
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X Factor star Matt Cardle has announced he will headline Newry’s ‘Festival of Water’ event in September.

Matt Cardle won the seventh series of the X Factor in 2010

The ‘When We Collide’ singer will take centre stage on Sunday 1st September at Albert Basin and is one of a number of great artists in the lineup for this inaugural event. The Festival of Water is a combination of several events, which includes Newry City Triathlon, the popular Inland Waterways Association Bath Tub Race and family fun activities. Newry Mayor Michael Ruane said he was delighted to welcome Newry City’s Triathlon to Albert Basin and to be launching an event of this scale to the area. “I know that it is only possible through the hard work of many local groups, many of whom are represented here today,” Ruane insisted. “I would like to thank you for taking the time to make this event possible. This venue provides us with the perfect setting to showcase the site’s potential and we are delighted to support this event which aims to open up more opportunities for athletes throughout the greater Newry & Mourne area. Kick starting the activities will be Newry City Triathlon “Sprint the Distance” which will include a 750m Swim Leg, 20k Cycle Route and 5K Run. There will also be a TRY-A-TRI for under 18s to gain experience at competing in triathlons. For further information and registration details please visit: www.newrytriathlon.com Following the triathlon there will be a buzz of activity with the Inland Waterways Association Bath Tub Race. This event is open to the entire community of the greater Newry & Mourne area so come along and participate in a truly entertaining day of water based activities in the basin. Whether you are a business organisation, school / college, voluntary group, community group, sports club, youth club emergency services, statutory body the Inland Waterways Association is looking everyone to get involved. Not to be missed is the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service ultimate fire fighter demonstration. To conclude the day’s activities the basin will come alive to the sounds of X-Factor star Matt Cardle, The Nooks and The Professionals. Paul McCann of Abbey Event Management stated, “The participation of our sponsors, athletes and partners will make an enormous contribution to the success our Newry Festival of Water. “We are pleased to be working in partnership with so many organisations to showcase Newry’s potential to host another major event in the heart of the City Centre and bring together a range of sporting and cultural event not to be missed.” For more information regarding all the above events please contact: Abbey Event Management LTD – Tel: 028 3083 5700. Please follow Abbey Event Management and Newry & Mourne District Council on Facebook for regular updates.
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