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The Bandstand at the Heart of this years Regatta

Posted on: Wednesday, 10th of August 2016
The bandstand in the promenade, Cobh, will be the stage for this years Regatta. Centrally located in the harbour town, almost on the doorstep of the Commodore Hotel,live bands including J90 and Gaelic Brew will bring the venue to life. A host of Cobh's own local entertainers will also be playing over the weekend of the 12th to the 14th August.
 
The Regatta has a different slant on it this year with the bandstand being the main location for the festivals entertainment instead of the stage in the main square. The change has been largely due to the cost of road closures which have significantly impacted the Regatta over the last two years.
 
Patrick O'Shea, Managing Director of the Commodore Hotel, who are the main sponsor of Cobh Peoples Regatta is looking forward to the weekend activities. He said "The Cobh Peoples Regatta is a weekend that all locals, including myself, look forward to both on and off the water. We understand the difficult decision that the hard working committee had to make in the restructuring of the Regatta this year in order for the festival to grow for future years. It is regretable that this event, like others locally, have been impacted with rising costs that are largely out of their control. As main sponsor we aim to deliver up to €7000 to the Cobh Peoples Regatta 2016. We would like to thank the local community for supporting the Festival Club over the previous years and would call on them to do so again this year". 
 
This year the Festival club hosts the following events with proceeds from the door going to the Cobh Peoples Regatta.
 
Fri 12th August:
Club C Drumming District
 
Sat 13th August:
Jack Doyle Room: Ballad and Trad Sensation Gaelic Brew
Club C: D.J. 
Admission includes access to both events (upstairs & downstairs)


Sun 14th August:
Jack Doyle Room: Live Band Phoenix
Club C: D.J. 
Admission includes access to both events (upstairs & downstairs)

If you would like a full list of events then click here. There is still limited accommodation availability for the night of the fireworks, Sunday night 14th August. Click here for special offers.
 
The Commodore Hotel, management and staff would like to wish you all an enjoyable Regatta Weekend.