Omagh’s outdoor jiving festival ‘Jive Live’ launched on the OASIS Plaza

Published: 4th July 2017

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Get your dancing shoes on for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s outdoor jiving festival ‘Jive Live’ which takes place on the OASIS Plaza on Saturday 5 August from 12 noon until 5 pm.
On the day, compere Pio McCann will host a great lineup of live music and jiving competitions for junior jivers and adults, £1,000 worth of prizes will be on offer along with food and great entertainment. “Jivetastic”, winners of the 2016 Monaghan Jiving Festival will adjudicate the jiving competition and also take to the dance floor to give you the opportunity to practice your jiving skills with Jiving Jim and Fiona.

Speaking before the launch of the event, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, said “This is an exciting development in the Council’s portfolio of outdoor events. The re-emergence of jiving, particularly among young people is a welcome development and I am confident that this event will become an annual event. It is also a great advantage to have at our disposal such an excellent outdoor space as the OASIS Plaza to host Jive Live.”

Artists performing at ‘Jive Live’ include Dominic Kirwan, Patricia Maguire, Pascal McAnenly, Lisa McCrory, Ed Fox, Gareth Prichard and more, and with Omagh Festival and the Dominic Kirwan Weekend taking place in the town on the same weekend, Omagh will be a hive of music, dancing and entertainment.

Jiving competition categories include:

Junior Jive 7-17 years old

Adult Jive 18 years +

Entry to the competition is free, however, it is essential to register for the event as numbers are limited. To enter, please register online at www.struleartscentre.co.uk or on the morning of the event from 11 am at the OASIS Plaza. So dust down your dancing shoes and cowboy hats and come along to ‘Jive Live’ and dance the day away at this family friendly, open air jiving festival.
For further information visit www.struleartscentre.co.uk or telephone Strule Arts Centre on 028 8224 7831.

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