- 04 Apr 23
Bulmers Live at Leopardstown this June will feature Wild Youth, Keywest, and Mark McCabe as headlining acts, each on a different night across the eight day horse race and musical event.
Taking the stage as headlining acts for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown this year is a trio of fantastical Irish acts Wild Youth, Keywest, and Mark McCabe.
Bulmers Live will last eight nights this June, packed with energetic and entertaining horse races followed by top musical acts from Ireland and beyond. Located only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green Line, it's the perfect summer activity.
2022's line-up included Razorlight, Gavin James, and Imelda May. 2019 saw All Saints, Waterboys, and Coolio take the stage and 2018 saw Smokei, Happy Mondays, and Paul Young.
Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10AM starting from €20.
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The indie rock band Wild Youth will headline first, taking the stage on Thursday, June 8th. Known for their mix of classic boy band energy and powerful rock and R&B sound, the band is composed of Conor O'Donohoe, Callum McAdam, Ed Porter and David Whelan.
"We are so excited to play!" Wild Youth exclaims. "We’ve seen pictures of these gigs every year and we’ve been dying to get involved.”
Their Bulmers Live performance follows their headline tour and a 2022 tour of Europe with Lewis Capaldi and Westlife.
Keywest, a pop folk band formed in Dublin that's gone on to write three number 1 albums on top of winning multiple awards in Ireland, will headline a few days later on on the 15th.
Prolific for busking in Galway and Dublin, they were even asked by the Lord Mayor of London to reopen London to buskers in Trafalgar Square. With regularly sold-out shows across Europe, and having supported major music acts like Bryan Adams, Blondie, 30 Seconds From Mars, and Bastille, they're sure to be a hit at Bulmers Live.
Keywest is as excited as the crowd is sure to be about their chance to play the event.
"It’s always brilliant to play to a home crowd and combining a day out at the races with a great night of music is a guaranteed recipe for craic! We can’t wait.”
Finally, on Thursday, June 22nd Mark McCabe will headline Bulmers Live. Signed to Universal Music, he's the former head of RTÉ's 2fm, and has spent 20 years releasing music since dropping the alternative 'Maniac 2000.'
“I’m really looking forward to finally getting to perform at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown this year," The legendary DJ and producer says.
McCabe's music has not only achieved platinum status in Ireland and the Netherlands, but gold in the UK, Norway, Brazil, and Sweden. Known for constantly touring, it will be good to see him in Ireland.
Commenting on the event, Tim Husbands, the CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse shared that “Leopardstown Racecourse has built a reputation for providing great, live music and we are thrilled to present the opening acts of our eight-fixture series. Our aim is to enrich the race day experience by providing entertainment, top-class horse racing and value for racing fans. We cannot wait to have crowds back with us on Thursday nights.”
"We are delighted to share the first set of acts set to hit the Bulmers Live stage at Leopardstown this summer." Bulmers Ireland's Marketing Director Karl Donnelly added. "These events have been a huge success in the past and we strive to enhance the racegoers experience even more.”
Find tickets for Bulmers Live, starting at €20 and on-sale from Thursday, April 6th at 10AM, here: