Music & Entertainment 2018

Every year, the Show provides an excellent entertainment programme for all visitors to the Show. This year we have new acts for the whole family to enjoy throughout the RDS venue. Many acts will roam around the Showgrounds thoughout the five days of the Show.

The Band Lawn is the location for most of the interactive, fun entertainment. Last year was a great success, we hosted special theatrical performances where unique acrobatic and clown performers which kept the whole family entertained with audience participation. Several daily shows were also scheduled for the duration of the festival.

So this year in 2018 we have continued to provide Bandlawn entertainment. Brian Daly, Ireland’s most-loved, family magician returns and will bedazzle and befuddle you all with his mind-blowing, jaw-dropping trickery and side-splittingly funny daily shows.

Other acts at the 2018 Show will include:

Monsieur Gusto
One Man. One Table. One Chair. One Suitcase. That’s all you need when you’re Monsieur Gusto! The ALL FRILLS NO SKILLS GUSTO SHOW is packed with Handstands, Magic, Juggling and Escapology routines. A lot of surprises and hysterical highjinks stuffed into just one suitcase! A Must-See Spectacle on Wednesday and Sunday at the bandlawn.

Yer Man’s Puppets
Magical, imaginative and funny storytelling is what can be expected from YER MAN’S PUPPETS SHOW. This perfectly crafted puppet show promises to entertain, inspire and amaze all the family. Just watch all the characters spring to life. This little gem of an Irish Act is joining us on Friday and Saturday on the bandlawn.

Irish Dance Showcase
It wouldn’t be a true Irish summer programme without including some fancy footwork and Irish dancing! Our young talented dancers will be performing a mix of contemporary and traditional IRISH DANCE ON THE BANDLAWN and can also be spotted popping up around the grounds for impromptu ceili dance moments.

Professor Plunger 
Returning to the bandlawn stage this year we have PROFESSOR PLUNGER, a non-verbal comedy clown show. The Professor is ready to show off his greatest invention; his amazing hair! An inventive and original show featuring dancing, hair, plungers and a bell-playing finale. The Professor is a charming old world rogue with a little cheeky grin and a very large head of hair. Catch him and his inventions on the bandlawn stage on Friday and Saturday.

Dublin Gospel Choir
Closing the entertainment this year we have DUBLIN GOSPEL CHOIR to sing us out. This 14 strong ensemble are a professional choir, with powerful voices and rich harmonies. While they are best known for their gospel, soul and RnB repertoire, their creative interpretation of contemporary pop and rock numbers raise the roof and leave their audiences shouting for more.

Irish Dance Show

Daily Walkabouts 2018

Strolling Characters

From Sheperds on Sheep to Bouncers on Horseback, Paparrazzi to juggling Stilt Walkers we bring you a whole host of new  MEET and GREET CHARACTERS to the Dublin Horseshow this year. With a different variety of characters every single day be sure to gallop over to them to say hi when you see them.

The Havana Club Trio

We’re bringing the flavour sounds and atmosphere of Havana to Dublin again this year!  This Latin Walkabout Trio play Cuban and Latin music as they go, bringing that sunshine and cheer throughout the grounds of the RDS. HAVANA CLUB TRIO are not just your average Walk About Act; with their stylish white suits and Panama Hats they’ll be performing their unique play list from chart hits to salsa; they really know how to mix it up.  They will be gracing the Horseshow Grounds on Friday and Saturday only this year –so be on the look out for them!

4 in a Bar

Making a return to the Show on Saturday and Sunday this year is 4 IN A BAR. The male voice harmony group return again to the Horse Show singing every genre imaginable: Classical, traditional, Irish, pop, rock and contemporary classics.

 Conor The Capall

The RDS Horse show just wouldn’t be the same without our mascot CONOR THE CAPAL. Conor will trotting around all day every day, always ready to pose for a selfie! …or photobomb your family pic!

 

Kids' Fun

The ever popular Kids' Zone will keep the kids entertained with an inflatable slide and bouncing castle, an activity zone, as well as face painting and pony rides.

From Dancing Fish to Fiddling Foxes, Gardaí on (inflatable!) horseback and Friendly Celtic Giants, the Dublin Horse Show has a whole host of new characters to meet and greet during your visit to the Show.

 

Full Timetable of Entertainment:

Download a full timetable of Entertainment here. 

 

Equestrian Entertainment

Frédéric Pignon and his Dancing Horses

This year get a chance to witness Frédéric Pignon’s inspiring equestrian show that combines flawless equine expertise and understanding, with elaborate showmanship and charisma.  Frédéric, and his wife, Magali Delgado, who shares his equestrian passion and philosophy, together with their Dancing Horses will showcase their skills twice daily at this year’s Show.

Frédéric and Magali were the original stars of the hit traveling show Cavalia, a Cirque-du-Soleil-like performance with horses which took America by storm in 2003. Over the following six years Frédéric, Magali, and their cast of beautiful stallions performed for more than two million spectators across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

More information on the Equestrian Entertainment for 2018 can be found here