10 Irish Acts from 10 Years of Bulmers Live at Leopardstown


As summer 2020 comes to a close, we look back on our favourite Irish acts that have played on the Bulmers Live at Leopardstown stage since the beginning of our Summer racing and concert Series.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020


The Stunning – 2019

The brothers Wall, through relentless touring have built one of the most loyal fanbases in Ireland. A firm favourite at Leopardstown, The Stunning always put on a show stopping performance and did so again in 2019. They have the distinct honour of having payed the first Bulmers Live at Leopardstown in 2009 and the ten-year anniversary in 2019.

Hudson Taylor – 2018

The brothers Alfie and Harry serenaded the South Dublin crowd with their hooks and harmonies in 2018 in what was a perfect fit for the summer series of concerts at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown. With songs like “Feel it again” and “Cinematic Lifestyle”, sunglasses and trilby hats were the uniform of choice.

The Riptide Movement – 2017

The Lucan outfit have played Bulmers Live at Leopardstown twice; once back in 2013 before their breakout album “Getting Through”, they made a triumphant return in 2017 after reaching the peak of their success with a full set of hits including “It All Works Out” and “You and I”. The band returned to Leopardstown in 2018 to play at Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

The Academic – 2016

The Academic were just on the cusp of stardom when they took to the Bulmers Live stage in 2016 as the summer series continue it’s form of supporting new and established Irish acts. The quartet from Westmeath who formed in secondary school, went on to stardom home and abroad in 2018 and picked up the Irish Choice Music Prize and the Album of the Year in the same year.

Damien Dempsey – 2015

The Dublin Troubadour is a firm favourite amongst Dublin audiences but has only played Bulmers Live at Leopardstown once in 2015. The one show was enough to enamour “Damo” with the Leopardstown crowds. He subsequently returned to a hero’s welcome to play at the Inagural Dublin Racing Festival in 2018.

Heathers – 2014

The twin sisters from Dublin performed at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown in 2014 on the back of winning the Irish Choice Music Prize the same year for their album “Kingdom”. With hits like “forget me knots and Remember When, they were a perfect fit for the summer series of concerts.

Bressie – 2013

Bressie, most known as the frontman of the pop rock outfit The Blizzards, performed at Leopardstown in 2013 as part of his solo tour, bringing with him the extensive back catalogue and his loyal following. He subsequently returned in 2019 fronting The Blizzards.

The Original Rudeboys – 2012

The Original Rudeboys rode the crest of a wave with their breakout hit “Stars in their Eyes” leading to radio airplay, a hit debut album and shows cross the country including at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown.

Republic of Loose – 2011

One of the most talented bands to come from the emerald isle with a front man in Johnny Pyro to rival some of the biggest stars on the planet. The Loose, with their hook filled funk had Leopardstown dancing back in 2011. They burned bright for a short period before disbanding but leaving behind a legacy that changed Irish music in the 00’s and 10’s.

Aslan – 2010

Probably one of the most recognisable Dublin voices of a generation, Christy Dignam and Aslan brought their iconic live show and with it, their incredibly loyal following to Leopardstown Racecourse in 2010. The band returned to play Dublin Racing Festival in 2020.

The Coronas – 2009

Long before they reached the heights they now enjoy, The Corona’s played the first year of Bulmers Live in Leopardstown in 2009. On the coat tails of the rapturous reception of their debut album Heroes and Ghosts, the three piece band enjoyed a rapturous reception from a hometown crowd.

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