Punchestown Music Festival 2017

Punchestown Music Festival 2017

July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017
July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Naas
Naas
 
 

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Punchestown Racecourse is located in the parish of Eadestown, between the R410 and R411 regional roads near Naas, County Kildare, in Ireland. It is known as the home of Irish Jumps Racing and plays host to the annual Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival. The racecourse itself is right handed with an undulating hurdle and steeplechase track. The hurdle course is one mile six furlongs in distance while the chase course is 2 miles. Punchestown Racecourse also has the only cross country banks course in Ireland.

As well as horse racing, Punchestown hosts several music events, including the annual Oxegen festival, while AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Eminem are among the artists to have played sold out concerts on the racecourse. In 1982 Rory Gallagher played to over 16,000 people supported by U2, Phil Lynott, and Simple Minds. this was part of Hot Press fifth Anniversary.

Dick O'Sullivan has been General Manager since 2003.[1]

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Tom Jones
 
 
Village People
 
 
Culture Club
 
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
 

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Culture Club are an English band that was formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the 1980s.[1] Culture Club sold more than 50 million records worldwide,[2] including 7 million records awards RIAA certificate in the United States.[3]

The band had several international hits with songs such as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "Time (Clock of the Heart)", "Church of the Poison Mind", "Karma Chameleon", "Victims", "It's a Miracle", "The War Song", "Move Away", and "I Just Wanna Be Loved".

Boy George's androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media. The group, supporters of the synth pop genre, made numerous forays into reggae and showed a strong propensity for the subgenre of ballads.

Their second album, Colour by Numbers, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. It appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s and is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Ten of their singles reached the US Top 40, where they are associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the US due to the cable music channel MTV. Culture Club's music combines British new wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa and country.[4][5]

In 1984, Culture Club won Brit Awards for Best British Group, Best British Single ("Karma Chameleon"), and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.[6] They were nominated the same year for the Grammy Award for Pop Vocal by Group or Duo but the English rock band The Police won the award. The band were also nominated for a Canadian Juno Award for International Album of the Year. In January 1985, Culture Club were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist, and in September 1985, they were nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Special Effects and Best Art Direction for their video "It's a Miracle".

In 1987, they received another nomination for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist[7] In the UK they amassed twelve Top 40 hit singles between 1982 and 1999, including the number ones "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" and "Karma Chameleon", the latter being the biggest selling single of 1983, and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. "Time (Clock of the Heart)" is included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

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Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse is located in the parish of Eadestown, between the R410 and R411 regional roads near Naas, County Kildare, in Ireland. It is known as the home of Irish Jumps Racing and plays host to the annual Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival. The racecourse itself is right handed with an undulating hurdle and steeplechase track.

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News Articles17

Galway Bay Online – The OB Show July 2017
  –  July 31, 2017
This month on the O.B. Show Diarmuid Keaney takes the show to the Punchestown Music Festival at Punchestown Racecourse (Saturday 29 th and Sunday the 30 th) to sample many of the 70s and 80s legends performing over the weekend. The 70s and 80s music in ...
Everything you need to know about the Punchestown Music Festival
  –  July 29, 2017
At a very quick and cynical glance, the line up for the Punchestown Music Festival could cause you to guffaw. Shane Filan? As in yer man from Westlife? Yes. He’s there but calm down and cast your judgments aside for just one second because this is a ...
A guide to this weekend's Punchestown Music Festival
  –  July 26, 2017
A special shuttle bus service will operate from Naas town centre to the Punchestown Racecourse for this weekend's concert event. The Punchestown Music Festival — featuring Shane Filan, Deacon Blue, Bonnie Tyler and Smokie, among others — takes place on ...
Deacon Blue look back on their career ahead of Punchestown Music Festival next week
  –  July 25, 2017
Shortly to hit the Punchestown Music Festival, Ricky Ross of Scottish pop heroes Deacon Blue on massive chart success, their celebratory live shows, and encountering legendary Beatles producer George Martin. Of the sizeable crop of Scottish pop-rock bands ...
Going to Punchestown Music Festival: Stage times have been revealed
  –  July 25, 2017
The stage times for each act have been announced for the two-day Punchestown Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend will see a Main Stage at the front of the Event Centre and a smaller stage in the Parade Ring. Performing will be Tom Jones ...
Heading to Punchestown Music Festival this weekend? Here's the useful info you need to know
  –  July 24, 2017
If you're bound for Punchestown this weekend, no doubt you're feverishly checking the weather forecast and hoping for a dry weekend as you boogie on down to the likes of Tom Jones, All Saints, Culture Club et al. The good news is that the weather's not ...
Classic cuisine to go with classic hits at Punchestown Music Festival
  –  July 24, 2017
THOUSANDS of music-lovers are set to descend on Punchestown in Co Kildare as the Punchestown Music Festival returns this weekend. Performing across the weekend are Bonnie Tyler, Deacon Blue, Lightning Seeds, Dr Hook, Roland Gift, Village People, Smash Hits ...
An '80s pop legend is playing at the Punchestown Music Festival
  –  July 23, 2017
If you were holding out for a hero for the Punchestown Festival, then you're in luck. Sorry, we couldn't resist. Bonnie Tyler has just been confirmed for the Punchestown Music Festival. The festival, which takes place on July 29th and 30th, already has an ...
Shane Filan reveals he is recognised more in south-east Asia than in his hometown
  –  July 22, 2017
He will return home next week as part of the line-up for the Punchestown Music Festival, along with Tom Jones and Bonnie Tyler. Shane will take to the stage there next Saturday. He said:“It’s always a good show with a great atmosphere, so I’m looking ...
Shane Filan says he gets recognised more in south-east Asia than Ireland
  –  July 22, 2017
He will return home next week as part of the line-up for the Punchestown Music Festival, along with Tom Jones and Bonnie Tyler. Shane will take to the stage there next Saturday. He said:“It’s always a good show with a great atmosphere, so I’m looking ...
Tom Jones and Culture Club for Punchestown music festival
  –  July 21, 2017
PUNCHESTOWN is gearing up to host a huge music festival, with Tom Jones among the headliners. The Punchestown Music Festival returns again this year and takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, offering music fans the “chance to relive the ...
The Punchestown Music Festival Line-Up Has Been Announced And It Has Some Massive Names
  –  July 19, 2017
Lionel Richie has been announced as the headline act for the Punchestown Music Festival, which will take place on July 23rd, 2016. Also performing are special guests Shane Filan, James Morrison, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sister Sledge, Albert Hammond and many ...
WIN TICKETS TO PUNCHESTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL
  –  July 17, 2017
If Nostalgia, Music and Fun had a dirty orgy and, 9 months later, gave birth to a musical gathering, it would be this year’s Punchestown Music Festival. And we want you to visit the baby… This analogy is not working… We want to give our readers the ...
Total eclipse of the stars
  –  July 15, 2017
The award-winning Welsh singer, 66, is set to take this year’s Punchestown Music Festival by storm when she performs chart topping hits Total Eclipse of the Heart and It’s a Heartache. Other acts taking to the stage over the weekend of July 29 and 30 ...
Barilla Popup for Punchestown Music Festival
  –  July 12, 2017
The Barilla popup will run during the festival. Italian ingredients specialists Barilla has confirmed that it will be hosting a unique once-off popup at this year’s Punchestown Music Festival, taking place on July 29th & 30th. Established in 1887, the ...
A Total 80s Legend Has Been Added To Punchestown Music Festival
  –  May 10, 2017
This lady is an icon. Bonnie Tyler has been added to the bill for the Punchestown Music Festival. She'll take to the stage on Sunday 30th July while Westlife's Shane Filan has been moved to the Saturday night. She'll join the Sunday line-up which already ...
Bonnie Tyler added to Punchestown Festival
  –  May 10, 2017
Bonnie Tyler has been added to Punchestown Music Festival in July along with recent announcements of Culture Club and its first initial lineup which included Jess Glynne, Tom Jones, Village People, All Saints and more. The festival targeted at an older ...

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