Racecourse to welcome ‘King of Country Music’
The Midsummer’s Day with the Stars open-air country music festival will take place at Roscommon Racecourse on Sunday, June 25th.
Earlier this week, local promoter Joe Finnegan spoke to the Roscommon People and confirmed that the event, hosted by local radio station, Shannonside Northern Sound will once again be stage in Roscommon.
“We are just thrilled to be staging the show in Roscommon town again this year and we are so fortunate to have one of the best venues in the country for an event of this kind,” he said.
This year marks the fifth staging of the country music extravaganza in Roscommon town and a measure of its success to date is this year’s line-up, which features some of the world’s top country acts. Performers including Nathan Carter, Jimmy Buckley, Lisa McHugh, Michael English, Patrick Feeney, Jim Devine, Johnny Brady, Lee Matthews, Gerry Guthrie and the “Hit the Diff” man himself, Marty Moane.
This year the organisers have confirmed that the ‘King of Country Music’ in Ireland, Big Tom, will also perform on the day as will new music sensation, Jake Carter.
Once again this year Roscommon Racecourse will be transformed into a family playground with designated picnic areas and a special kiddies play area. The hospitality suites – including bars and restaurants – at the racetrack will also be open to the public. The site will also offer free camping and parking facilities on the day
Admission to the event is by ticket only and tickets can be purchased locally in ETL in Roscommon town, Cahill’s SuperValu, Castlerea, Towey’s, Ballaghaderreen, Golden Discs, Athlone, Mulvey’s of Carrick-on-Shannon and Boyle Topaz. Tickets can also be purchased at the Shannonside Northern Sound studios in Longford and Monaghan and on ticketmaster.ie.
More details are available on the Shannonside radio website and Facebook page.