- 14 Jun 18
To highlight World Mental Health Awareness Week, a brand new Youth festival called Sásta will take place in August at the stunning picturesque location of Lilliput, Lough Ennell, County Westmeath.
Sásta is a new one-day-festival which highlights mental health awareness to teenagers with an array of music, dance, visual arts, crafts, yoga & wellness, and group workshops for mental health and suicide prevention.
The night will finish with a stunning laser light show and DJ John Gibbons (Rte 2fm) at the helm on centre stage. Other acts include Dj Justy (iRadio), Fallen Lights, Zali, Simon James, Jeffs Man Cave & Katie Gallagher. The activities will include Rock Climbing, Spider Mountain, The Inflatable City, Yoga, Face and Body Painting, Crafts Village and Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshops.
Food & soft drinks will also be available on site from local vendors.
"The festivals elements will examine the important issue of mental health from a variety of different angles - the festival will also feature an art exhibition, which the teen festival goers can both look at and, if they are feeling brave, contribute to!" said a spokesperson
"This one-day-festival’s main aim is to increase awareness of the vital issues of mental health and suicide prevention and to reduce the stigma surrounding them by opening up the conversation.
"It will be a fun, engaging day out for the teenagers of Ireland who can feel safe in a drug free, alcohol free environment with their peers, where conversations are open and creativity, exercise, activities, song and dance is enjoyed."
It takes place on 18 August at | 4.30pm – 11.30pm. Sásta Festival will be situated on the grounds of Lilliput Adventure Centre, Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath:
Tickets cost €23.50 and are now available at Eventbrite & Lilliput,
www.sasta2018.eventbrite.ie , www.lilliputadventure.com/sasta/tickets/