The Waterboys to Headline 2018 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

by Quinn Kanner
The Waterboys have recently released their twelfth album, Out Of All This Blue.

The Waterboys are the first act to be announced for this year’s Bulmers Live at Leopardstown.

The iconic band will be the eighth and final act of this summer’s lineup on Thursday, August 16.

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.

“We are delighted to be welcoming such an iconic band such as The Waterboys to Leopardstown for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown,” Leopardstown Racecourse CEO Pat Keogh said.

“This summer series grows in popularity every year attracted by a superb line-up which supports excellent horseracing, and I am positive this year will be even more successful.”

This summer, the series will consist of eight events running from Thursday, 7 June–Thursday, 16 August.

The rest of the line-up will be announced over the next few weeks.

Tickets are available at Leopardstown’s website

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