Enjoying Amplified, hosted by Knockmore GAA Club. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography

Teens flock to Mayo club for Foróige’s Amplified festival

OVER 3,000 teenagers enjoyed the Foróige Amplified musical festival in Knockmore on Saturday.

Tribute was paid to Foróige, Knockmore GAA Club and all the volunteers involved in hosting a hugely successful event at yesterday's meeting of Mayo County Council.

Young people from all over Ireland attended Amplified, which has been described as the Electric Picnic for young people, boasting a main stage with DJs Sharron Lynskey MC, DJ Avocado and the iRadio duo of Steven Cooper and Dave Duke, who closed out the festival. The night also featured a silent disco, fun fair and a chill out zone.

The non-alcohol event was a huge success, showcasing amazing fun and entertainment and also fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among the Foróige family.

Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said: “Foróige Amplified is organised entirely by volunteers and young people, it’s by no means an easy feat to put an event like this together. We know the hard work and dedication gone into organising the festival and it shone through on the night.

“I want to thank the volunteers for the immense amount of time and effort that was put in, and for facilitating the work of Foróige with young people, empowering them to be the best that they can be.”