Friday, June 24, 2011

Race is On

Racing ahead: 1. Emma Sweeney; 2. Stephen Cass; 3. Anne Brennan. (Pix. Leon Farrell / Photocall)

Leopardstown Racecourse and Bulmers have announced the line-up for this year’s series of Bulmers Live at Leopardstown events. For eight Thursday evenings this summer, Dublin’s only racecourse will combine the atmosphere of a boutique music festival with the best in horse racing, all for an unbeatable entry price of just €15.

Sharon Shannon & Damien Dempsey; The Undertones; Cathy Davey; Kila & Paddy Casey; Republic of Loose; The Saw Doctors; Aslan; Horslips and Jamie Lawson will all line-up to soundtrack this years series of summer nights out with a difference.

New to the racecard is the Bulmers Live at Leopardstown ‘Fashion Rocks’ competition. At each event, the Style Bitches, ‘Ireland’s top stylists’ will award a ‘Fashion Rocks’ award and a €1,000 shopping package at House of Fraser to one lucky man or woman, based on their contemporary, cool, after work style.

The overall race-goer to rock fashion champion will then be crowned by TV Presenter, Lottie Ryan, on August 11th, and presented with a trip to the fashion capital of Europe (Paris, of course) and a trip to the famous French racecourse, Longchamps.

All racing kicks off between 5.30pm and 6pm and finishes up in time for the live music to start at 9pm.