Zombie hordes to descend on city

Zombie hordes to descend on city
The undead hordes will descend on Kikenny City this October bank holiday weekend as a looming zombie apocalypse threatens to push civilisation to the brink.

The undead hordes will descend on Kikenny City this October bank holiday weekend as a looming zombie apocalypse threatens to push civilisation to the brink.

The two-day ‘Thrillkenny Zombie Festival’ is back bigger than ever, and everyone is invited to participate. Organisers are billing it as Ireland’s largest fancy dress, and everybody coming into the city for the weekend is being asked to make an effort.

There will be spot prizes in the bars and clubs. There will be two nights of music with over 20 bands playing including a Global Thriller Dance World Record attempt on Saturday, October 25 at 7pm at Canal Square; free Thriller Dance Workshops; Zombie Walk for Enable Ireland at 2pm on the Sunday starting at MacDonagh Junction

There will also be a Zombie Ball: Gigs with Liam O Maonlai, RSAG, King Kong Company, Johnny Moy, Elektro Bank and Louis Osbourne (Ozzy Osbournes eldest son); free Zombie Movies Screenings (World War Z, Zombieland, Dawn of the Dead, Braindead): a haunted treasure hunt; haunted tours of Kilkenny; and free zombie base camps in 10 selected bars where professional make-up artists will be on hand to apply the zombie look.

All events are over 18s, except the Zombie walk. For more information, see thrillkenny.com/ or follow on Facebook and Twitter Facebook.com/ThrillkennyZombiefest and @kilkennyzombie.