Music & Entertainment 2018
Every year, the Dublin Horse Show provides an excellent entertainment programme for all visitors to the Show. In 2017 we introduced new acts for the whole family to enjoy throughout the RDS venue. Many acts roamed around the Showgrounds thoughout the five days of the Show.
The Band Lawn is the location for most of the interactive, fun entertainment. In 2017, the Dublin Horse Show 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. These included Brian Daly who is returning to the Bandlawn again this year. He is Ireland’s most-loved, family magician, who 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:
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.
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.
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.
In 2017 we had the equestrian artistry and acrobatics of Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman, who will performed twice daily. It was Lorenzo’s début performance In Ireland. In a 30-year career, he has astounded audiences across the world, from Belgium to Bahrain.
The aptly-named Flying Frenchman draws gasps from his audiences, as he soars over jumps on the backs of his incredibly well-trained mounts, often while controlling another four horses. The level of trust between Lorenzo and his magnificent horses is particularly evident when he works with them without a bridle or saddle. Lorenzo shows both the daredevil side to equestrian sport, and the importance of a strong and respectful bond between horse and rider. This is a rare chance to witness a display of Lorenzo’s expertise on Irish soil which will please horse-lovers and thrill-seekers alike.
More information on the Equestrian Entertainment for 2018 will be released closer to the show.