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Rock The Yard Music Festival

Some of the biggest names on the Irish music scene have been confirmed for this year’s Leixlip Festival open air music spectacular at the Court Yard Hotel.

The eagerly-awaited festival this June Bank Holiday weekend will see an amazing line-up of headline acts including Le Galaxie, The Blizzards, The Riptide Movement and the massively popular annual Monday night headliner, Smash Hits, who are guaranteed to rock the yard with a powerful blast of rip-roaring feel-good boogie!  

The headline act on Friday June 2nd is Dublin-based Le Galaxie, an electronic dance music band feted as Ireland’s best live act.    Support on Friday night is from Chasing Abbey, the charismatic Tullamore trio with a unique pop, dance and hip-hop style that saw their debut single, That Good Thing hit the top of the iTunes download chart within 24 hours of being released.

On Saturday June 3rd, Mullingar five piece The Blizzards headline, having taken time out from live performance in recent years.   Lead singer Niall Breslin, better known as Bressie, turned to music production and his role on the Voice of Ireland, but the their new single last year, Drop Down the Anchor, showed the multi-platinum selling band to be back with a serious bang!   Indie folk band Brave Giant is supporting The Blizzards on stage in the Court Yard, an original five-piece from Longford, who have been blazing a trail across Ireland in the past year, to rave reviews.

Sunday June 4th sees the welcome return of The Riptide Movement to Rock the Yard open air music festival weekend at the Court Yard Hotel.  The hugely popular Lucan locals have a huge following for their legendary live shows and fans will again be wowed by hits including It All Works Out, You and I, Elephant in the Room and their newest single Changeling.   Support coming from none other than Brian Downey, Thin Lizzy founding member, with Brian’s Alive and Dangerous 40th Anniversary Tour. Celebrated by both the international drumming community and Lizzy fans alike, Brian ‘Can’t wait to get the show on the road’ bringing us classic hits such as ‘Jailbreak’, ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ and the iconic ‘Still in Love With You’.

A fantastic weekend of live music culminates on Monday June 5th as Smash Hits headline, with Bray trio, The Luna Boys, supporting, with their eclectic mix of catchy covers and original tunes.

There are 500 advance purchase weekend tickets for just €30, plus booking fee, offering four great nights of live music for the price of three.  Individual day tickets are also available to buy in advance on the website for €10 or at the gate each day, subject to availability.

FAMILY FUN – Sunday and Monday from 12-3pm are our family fun times at the Court Yard Hotel, with children’s entertainment and sweet treats, and the fabulous Festival Food Court will be cooking up gourmet bites and great meals all weekend long.

 For more information and ticket sales visit http://www.courtyard.ie/Leixlip-festival.html


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