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Irish Mirror
David Kent

The 2 Johnnies announce new 'Pints in a Field' festival next summer with special guests confirmed

The 2 Johnnies have announced that they will host a one-day festival next summer entitled 'Pints in a Field'.

The comedians, musicians and RTE 2FM presenters have said it'll be their "biggest challenge yet" as they take their podcast to the live stage once more, only this time it's set to be bigger and better.

Having played the 3Arena twice and taken it to other indoor venues nationwide, Johnny B and Smacks are heading to Musgrave Park in Cork next June for an outdoor spectacular.

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"Bigger than Live Aid but of far less benefit to society,” said Johnny B, announcing the news in a statement.

"It's going to be the greatest atmosphere in a rugby stadium since Ronan O’Gara kicked a drop goal to win the Grand Slam in 2009"

"They said it couldn’t be done or was that shouldn’t be done, anyway we’re doing it”, added Johnny Smacks.

The festival will be part live podcast recording, part gig and "part Athlone IT Rag Week 2004", with the Tipp boys welcoming musical guests in the form of 00s dance megastar Basshunter and Ireland’s greatest girl band B’Witched.

Paddy Fong and Noel Furlong will be in attendance as well as producer Maura and Neil the intern plus the Junior B All Stars live band and more to be announced.

A statement explained: "The first stadium show for a podcast is the next step in The 2 Johnnies’ masterplan to have 70% of the population lining out for the Cahir Junior Bs by 2027 and comes on the back of a massive year with the weekly audience for their podcast topping 500,000, a critically acclaimed second series of their TV show, a daily radio show on 2fm and an epic appearance at Electric Picnic where new single “Smalltown Heroes” was established as an instant anthem."

Tickets from €49.90 on sale Friday, October 21 at 9am from Ticketmaster.


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