Beach party shows teenagers can have fun without booze

More than 1,800 teenagers enjoyed Lacken's 'Band on the Strand' event.

More than 1,800 teenagers enjoyed Lacken's 'Band on the Strand' event.

More than 1,800 teenagers partied, alcohol and drug free, at this year's Band on the Strand in Lacken.

Headline acts at the Foróige organised event included Ballina band Flat Out, Now That's What I Call Live and DJ Steven Cooper.

Foróige CEO Seán Campbell said the event proved that alcohol doesn't always have to play a part in the enjoyment of such events.

“Major sporting, art or music events in Ireland are all too often associated with alcohol or an alcohol brand so it’s great to see that events such as Foróige’s Band on the Strand - which is organised and run by volunteers - can take place and be so successful.”

The annual festival is now in its seventh year and is going from strength to strength.

“Activities such as these may help in some small way to change mindsets and perhaps even the Irish drinking culture,” added Mr Campbell.

 

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