Vogue Williams and Danny O’Brien added to Dublin Racing Festival lineup

by Mark O'Brien
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Vogue Williams and comedian Danny O’Brien have joined Damien Dempsey and Stockton’s Wing in a growing bill for the first Dublin Racing Festival, taking place at Leopardstown Racecourse on February 3-4.

Howth resident Vogue Williams needs little introduction to Irish audiences since launching her career on reality TV show Fade Street in 2010.

She has since gone on to enjoy a hugely successful career in media, whether it is presenting her own TV shows or working as a DJ on radio, festivals and clubs.

Vogue will be on decks for two sets on the first day of the weekend at Leopardstown on Saturday, February 3.

Meanwhile, Dublin comedian Danny O’Brien will be Dublin Racing Festival’s MC for a weekend that will combine Grade 1 horse racing with an entertaining bill set to celebrate Dublin’s famous wit, comedy, cuisine and culture in a two-day festival programme.

Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara Ó Briain, Danny was handpicked last year to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of The Edinburgh Fest’ Show.

During a busy year he also toured Australia, playing the Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Danny O'Brien

Danny O’Brien

Danny will compere a great comedy line-up for Dublin Racing Festival, that includes Fred Cooke, Eric Lalor, Joanne McNally and Gearoid Farrelly.

They join Dublin folk troubadour Damien Dempsey who headlines Saturday night and trad legends Stockton’s Wing, topping the bill on Sunday.

Dublin Racing Festival promises two exhilarating days of the finest jumps racing, with the best equine talent from Ireland and the UK competing for two premium titles – the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle. In total there will be seven mouth-watering Grade 1 races totalling €1.5 million in prize money.

The 6 Nations France vs Ireland rugby clash will also be shown live on the big screen on Saturday evening.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale from www.leopardstown.com along with information on various packages for the weekend.

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