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Ashbourne's streetfest this weekend

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: June 20, 2014

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ASHBOURNE'S much loved Streetfest returns to town this weekend.

The colourful and dramatic curtain-raiser to Ashbourne Festival has performers from around the world filling the town’s streets.

International Streetfest will take place from 11.30am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday and acts will be coming from Australia, Hawaii, the USA and Spain to entertain the 5,000-plus visitors expected to descend on the town for the weekend.

Attractions will include the ever-popular Wardens – a comedy duo taking the place of Ashbourne’s traffic wardens for the two days, exotic animals, jugglers, gymnasts and sword-swallowers.

Programmes for the entertainment over each day will be handed out on the day by Ashbourne Festival volunteers.

The events throughout the festival, which include cabaret acts, history talks, a Shakespeare performance and an evening with Michael Portillo, begin on Friday evening with a Rolling Stones tribute and run until Sunday, July 6 with a picnic in the park at the Memorial Gardens at 1pm.

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