Razorlight announced as first act for Bulmers Secret Orchard Live at Leopardstown 2022


Monday, April 25, 2022
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 We cannot wait to have a full crowd cheering and singing after racing in the summer sun here at Leopardstown and there’s great excitement as we announce what we believe is the best ever line up.” - Tim Husbands, CEO, Leopardstown Racecourse

Razorlight are today announced as the first act to headline this summer’s Bulmers Secret Orchard Live at Leopardstown 2022. The UK indie legends are the first of four amazing headliners to be revealed as the festival that lasts all summer returns for the first time since 2019.

The chart-topping London outfit - reformed this year with their original line-up - are best known for tracks such as ‘Golden Touch’ and ‘America’ and have released four albums to date. They make a welcome return to the festival scene this summer and Ireland at Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday, July 21. 

Speaking on the reunion, Andy Burrows said: “It feels incredible. We've spent the past week or two rehearsing. Playing these songs has been an absolute joy. The emotions that were going through me when we started playing 'America', I forgot to play the first half of the song - it was totally nuts. It's been amazing. It’s so powerful playing these old tunes. It’s very, very special”.

Frontman Johnny Borrell adds “I'm really enjoying reconnecting with Andy and Carl, it’s like getting to know people again. I'm enjoying it because you never want to lose friends. It’s a horrible thing to think. It doesn't really make sense. It definitely feels good to me on a personal level. On a creative level - amazing. We've been in the studio rehearsing and recording. As soon as the four of us are in the room, it just sounds amazing, straight away.”

Bulmers Secret Orchard Live at Leopardstown has a reputation for bringing the best International and Irish acts to the stage. Acts that have graced the stage in previous years include Sister Sledge (2017), The Human League (2015), The Stunning (2019), Waterboys, Coolio (2019), Smokie (2018), Something Happens (2017), Hamsandwich (2019), The Original Wailers (2017), Hothouse Flowers (2017), Boomtown Rats (2016), Stomptown Brass (2019), Jerry Fish (2017), Paddy Casey (2015), The Riptide Movement (2017), The Blizzards (2019), The Academic (2016), Aslan (2016), Happy Mondays (2018), Hermitage Green (2016), Paul Young (2018), Jack L (2016), Nathan Carter (2016), Booka Brass Band (2016), and The Strypes (2016).

Tim Husbands, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse commented: “It gives me great pleasure to be able to announce the first of four Bulmers Secret Orchard Live at Leopardstown acts for our summer concert race days; and what an act to lead our announcement in Razorlight! We cannot wait to have a full crowd cheering and singing after racing in the summer sun here at Leopardstown and there’s great excitement as we announce what we believe is the best ever line up.”

As always, the performances will be preceded by an excellent card of racing and a wide selection of ticket options, from the great value ‘Summer Sizzler’, which at €43 includes admission to the racing and concert, Bulmers (or soft) drink, €10 festival food voucher and €5 tote bet to A La Carte Dining in the 1888 Restaurant and informal Summer Party packages located in the Leopardstown Pavilion.

Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line, with dedicated shuttle buses running from the Sandyford stop. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. Ample FREE parking is available onsite. For tickets and hospitality options - go to www.leopardstown.com or call the Leopardstown ticketline on 01 289 0500. There are also discounts for advance group bookings available online.

Tickets are on sale now from www.leopardstown.com - advance Entrance Ticket Price is only €25, with Entrance Tickets €30 on the day.

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