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Thanks to funding from Newport City Council and the Arts Council of Wales, the Big Splash is set to return to Newport and once again entertain thousands of people.

With four fun zones, PARKLIFE at Rodney Parade, URBAN EDGE at the Newport Centre, FUN OF THE FAIR and the ULTIMATE USK zone with activities along the riverbanks including international street theatre artists and the highlight of the weekend the Sunset Spectacular. The Big Splash will be taking over Newport from Friday 30 May to Sunday 1 June 2014.

Councillor Debbie Wilcox says, “I'm delighted that the Big Splash is again part of the Newport summer festival scene. I hope as many residents as possible enjoy and take part in the variety of activities on offer this year"

Friday 30 May will kick off with free live music on The Riverfront Café Terrace from 7pm till 11pm and a fun cabaret show in the main theatre by Mary Bijou Cabaret with tickets at just £1.50 each.

Saturday 31 May entertainment starts off at 12pm with lots of fun and frolics including; international street theatre artists, children’s theatre, drop in workshops, the Red Wave community stage, the BBOY breakdance competition at Urban Edge in the Newport Centre, more live music on the Café Terrace stage and the highlight of the weekend, the Sunset Spectacular. The free spectacular will then kick off at 9pm, featuring stunning acrobatics, pyrotechnics, hula hoops, hip hop and classical music and finishing with a spectacular firework finale.

Sunday 1 June will carry on the entertainment from 12pm with more live music including the Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band, the dance competition STOMP at Newport Centre, Lego Movie screenings at The Riverfront (Tickets £1.50), drop in workshops and the family funday Parklife.

Throughout the whole weekend the Danters Fairground will also be on the Big Splash site between The Riverfront and the University buildings.

The Big Splash festival will take place in the centre of Newport on Friday 30 May until Sunday 1 June 2014. For the latest updates on the events, sign up to or follow @newportfestival #bigsplash2014 on Twitter. A full diary of the weekend can be downloaded from the website:
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