RTÉ goes Live at Bord Bia Bloom 2024

by Aishling Conway
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RTÉ returns to the Phoenix Park for Bloom by Bord Bia this June Bank Holiday Weekend, bringing great music, chat, live shows from RTÉ lyric fm favourites, magic and fun from RTÉjr, Countrywide live, regular live RTÉ Weather updates, and much more. RTÉ has something for everyone, from the young to the not so young at Bord Bia Bloom from Thursday 30th May – Monday 3rd June.

RTÉ lyric fm at Bord Bia Bloom

Marty Whelan will kick off RTÉ’s full five-day schedule at 10.00am on Thursday 30th May with great live music, chat and special guests from 10.00am-12.00 noon. Join Marty for chats with some of the garden designers taking part in this year’s festival, live music from Connor McKeon and his Big Band, and top tips for summer dining from chef, Neven Maguire. And there will be occasional dad jokes. For updates, tune into Marty in the Morning on RTÉ lyric fm in the lead up to Bord Bia Bloom, weekdays 7:00am – 10:00am.

Lyric FM”s Simon Delaney

On Friday, Niall Carroll is live with his regular show Classical Daytime from 10.00am – 1.00pm, playing music from the heart of the classical repertoire with Sounds on Screen, a piece from either the big or the small screen at 11.00am, and at midday a piece from Antonio Vivaldi to wrap up his five selections for the week .If you’re interested in garden-design, growing your own fruit and vegetables or you simply enjoy the lure of the soil then join Lorcan Murray live from Bord Bia Bloom from 1.00pm – 4.00pm with music, chat and green-fingered guests. Lorcan will bring a bright and blossoming playlist for the event and some uplifting live musical performances.

You can enjoy Saturday afternoon in the company of Simon Delaney from 1.00pm – 3.00pm when he will be celebrating Ireland’s festival of flowers, food and fun. Fans of Simon’s Sunday afternoon show can expect the same mix of easy chat, good humour and great jazz as we join him in the perfect outdoor setting. We’ll also enjoy stage and screen favourites performed onstage by Cormac Kenevey and The Velvet Lounge Band. Evelyn Grant is live from 3.00pm – 6.00pm bringing a bouquet of the best music for your weekend. Whether you’re catching up on the gardening or out getting some fresh air, tune in to Weekend Drive for beautiful music and new releases, as well as news and weather updates.

Lyric FM’s Liz Nolan

And there’s more. Liz Nolan has created a special hour-long programme, Walk in Beauty, that visitors can access on rte.ie and the RTÉ Radio Player via a unique QR code on site. Then they can pop on their headphones and listen to classical music as they take in everything Bord Bia Bloom has to offer.

RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉjr RTÉ One and RTÉ Player at Bord Bia Bloom

RTÉ Radio 1 will be there with Countrywide, presented by Philip Boucher-Hayes, will broadcast live on Saturday 1st June 08:10am– 09:00am.

Marty Morrissey and Áine Lawlor will also be back on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player with Bloom, capturing the fun and colour of the June bank holiday weekend at Bord Bia Bloom.

RTÉjr and RTÉ Kids will also feature across the weekend’s schedule at the Budding Bloomers Stage, as RTÉjr presents Let’s Find Out and Joe the Magician. The stars of RTEJr’s Let’s Find Out are leaving their spaceship at 12.15pm and 3.15pm on Saturday 1st June and taking to the stage at Bloom for a fun-filled show, packed with thrills and hopefully not too many spills! Join Captain Zoom and her crewmates, scientists Mark Langtry and Amy Hassett for some super science demonstrations and experiments.

Elsewhere, on Sunday and Monday, popular professional magician, Joe Daly (also known as the “Magical Delivery Man” in RTÉjr kids’ TV show Dizzy Deliveries) will perform his spellbinding children’s comedy interactive magic and illusion show – a family show suitable for all ages that will have you laughing one minute and in complete awe the next.

See the full RTÉ live at Bord Bia Bloom schedule below and stay tuned to RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ’s social media accounts for more updates on what you can enjoy with RTÉ at Bord Bia Bloom 2024.


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