- 01 Mar 19
Following the Dublin Racing Festival which saw 25,000 people visit Leopardstown Racecourse, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown returns in summer 2019 with a superb bill of live music complimenting an exciting eight weeks of flat racing.
Leopardstown Racecourse has announced a first for the summer series with the visit of legendary US rapper Coolio on Thursday, June 13.
Coolio took over the world rap scene in the '90s through the immense success of Gangsta’s Paradise, which won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance. It sold over six million copies and was Billboard Magazine’s number one single in 1995. Gangsta’s Paradise was also featured on the Dangerous Minds soundtrack and movie.
The rapper went on to win an American Music Award, three MTV awards, two Billboard Music Awards and a total of six Grammy nominations. Coolio joins a long list of international stars that have played Bulmers Live at Leopardstown in recent years including Sister Sledge, Happy Mondays, Johnny Marr, The Human League & most recently, The Waterboys. These and more have ensured the series has become a firm fixture on Dublin’s summer calendar, with a unique combination of live music with horse racing, great food and hospitality options for those looking for fun festival vibes and a Thursday night’s outdoor entertainment.
Coolio is just the first announcement of Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2019, with another seven more artists set to be revealed for the summer beginning on June 6, running through July with the final event on Thursday, August 15.
Pat Keogh, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse commented:
“Every year, we always look forward to our Bulmers Live evenings here at Leopardstown and this year is no different. We’re really excited to announce this year’s line-up. Leopardstown is synonymous with top class racing which we always aim to complement with top class entertainment and Bulmers Live at Leopardstown has now become a staple of summer evenings in Dublin.
"Trying to better every year is a tough ask, so we’re delighted to be announcing Coolio as our first act of the 2019 line-up. Coolio will bring a new style to Bulmers Live but we really feel that a sunny Thursday evening with Coolio on stage after racing epitomises what Bulmers Live at Leopardstown is and it certainly will be one of many Bulmers Live nights in 2019 not to be missed!"
As always, the performances will be preceded by racing and a wide selection of ticket options, from the great value ‘Summer Sizzler’, which at €33 includes admission to the racing and concert, Bulmers (or soft) drink, €10 festival food voucher and €5 tote bet, to The Pavilion Party - a reserved table in the Pavilion or The Panoramic Suite; with views overlooking the finishing straight, where you can enjoy banqueting buffet-style dining for €70.
Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line, with dedicated shuttle buses running from the Sandyford stop. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound.
Ample FREE parking is available onsite. For Tickets and hospitality options - go to www.leopardstown.com or call the Leopardstown ticketline on 01 289 0500. There are also discounts for advance group bookings available online.
Advance Entrance Ticket Price is only €17, with Entrance Tickets at €20 on the day.