Breathtaking tightrope performance for SeaFest 2019

Chris Bullzini tightrope artist

Pictured is high-wire circus artist Chris Bullzini surveying Cork city ahead of his breathtaking aerial walk on 9 June at SeaFest, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration.

The tightrope artist is to put on an awe-inspiring performance at SeaFest 2019, which runs from 7 – 9 June at the Port of Cork, Cork city, walking a 120m tightrope across the River Lee. The high wire will run from the middle of Clontarf Bridge to City Quarter, Lapps Quay.

Celebrating all our oceans have to offer, SeaFest features over 100 free family-friendly events, including cooking demos from top Irish chefs, vessel tours, water sports, and interactive workshops. Presented by Cork City Council and the Marine Coordination Group, it will be a culmination of a weeklong celebration of Ireland’s rich maritime heritage, as the annual Cork Harbour Festival runs from 1 – 9 June. For full festival details visit

SeaFest is presented by Cork City Council and the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) from 2019 – 2021 and is proudly supported by  BIM, Marine Institute, Port of Cork, Cork Harbour Festival, Commissioners of Irish Lights, Defence Forces, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bord Bia, Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, and Pure Cork. SeaFest is part funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.