Following hot on the heels of a hugely successful Dublin Racing Festival featuring a host of entertainment including Damian Dempsey, Vogue Williams, Stockton’s Wing and more, Leopardstown Racecourse is thrilled to launch the 2018 Bulmers Live at Leopardstows Summer Series by announcing the headline act – The Waterboys.


Now in its 9th year, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown has established itself as Ireland’s premier racing and live music event, bringing superb international acts to the racecourse over the years. Sister Sledge, The Human League, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Johnny Marr, and Happy Mondays have lined up alongside some of the best live Irish acts of our times, including The Boomtown Rats, Hot House Flowers, The Coronas and Ash.


Joining this stellar list of names this summer will be a band very dear to hearts of Irish music lovers over the decades, The Waterboys. Mike Scott was already a legend before he moved to Ireland to record and release the iconic album, Fisherman’s Blues. Already his album This is the Sea, with its international hit ‘The Whole of the Moon’ had marked Scott as an inspirational songwriter for his generation, but with Fisherman’s Blues, The Waterboys almost single-handedly revived an interest in Irish traditional music not seen for a couple of generations.


Staking out bold, new territory with fresh approaches and inspirational collaborators has been the defining factor of Scott’s creative flow. Their new album Out Of All This Blue – the band’s twelfth and first double album – is perhaps the most brilliantly daring and accomplished reinvention of The Waterboys to date.

The Waterboys will play the concluding event for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown on Thursday 16th August however, there are seven other events starting on 7th June and running through June, July & August which will feature a fantastic line-up and will be released over the coming weeks.

Now a favourite fixture on Dublin’s summer calendar, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown combination of live music with horse racing has proven a winning mix with those looking for great festival vibes and a Thursday night’s outdoor entertainment.

As always, the performances will be preceded by a top class card of horse racing and a wide selection of ticket options available for everyone from the great value ‘Summer Bundle’ at only €30 which includes admission to the racing & concert, Bulmers drink, festival food option & €5 tote bet to the ‘Pavilion Party’ where you have a table reserved in a premium suite overlooking the racetrack and a three course meal for only €70.

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