21/10/2012. Repro Free. Wexford Fringe Festival. Annie - Emma Morris with Orphans' Sara Gore and Alannah Busher-Carley from the stage production ‘Annie’ took to the streets of Wexford today (Sunday, October 21) to escape - Adrienne Meyler 'Miss Hannigan' as they get some rehearsal in before they hit the stage this week as part of the 60th annual Wexford Fringe Festival; the 17 day celebration of music, song, dance and the arts runs until November 4, for details on the 260 events see visitwexford.ie – Picture: Patrick Browne
Sunday, October 21
60th Annual Wexford Festival Fringe Kicks Off
Visitors to Wexford town today (Sunday, October 21) would be forgiven for thinking they had landed in the era of 'Annie' as little 'orphans' took to the streets to promote their performance as part of the 60th Wexford Festival Fringe which opens with a giant fireworks display in Wexford town to announce 17 days of fantastic Fringe Festival events, which run in tandem with the famous Wexford Festival Opera, which is currently celebrating its 61th year.
Over 260 events will take place across the 17 days of the Fringe Festival with many taking place free of charge; organiser’s say the festival will attract approximately 18,000 visitors to the town.
Commenting on the upcoming festival, Wexford Festival Fringe Coordinator, Tracey Morgan said, “This festival delivers the very cultural experiences and has become a vital showcase for Irish arts nationally and internationally, and with over 250 eclectic events all squeezed into a town with stunning scenery, top class accommodation and mouth-watering cuisine, this is a feast of artistic entertainment not to be missed.
The festival takes place at a time of year which is typically seen as the close of the peak tourism season so it offers a huge economic boost to the town and environs with an expected 18,000 visitors set to come to Wexford to join the celebrations.”
The opening ceremony fireworks display takes place a