FeverPitch 2011 Launched at Croke Park
27th July 2011
With the launch of FeverPitch 2011, Croke Park is opening its doors on the eve of the final to capture this unique All-Ireland Final weekend atmosphere at the home of Gaelic games.
This Pre Football Final Bash will offer a focal point for supporters to gather in celebration and friendly rivalry on the eve of the final and includes live music and performance, comedy stand up and GAA live and unplugged. Entertainment slots will be filled with music from Royseven, The Inishturkbeg Collective, The Riptide Movement, Ryan Sheridan and The Cuban All Stars. MC is Hector O Heochagain and the evening will also feature appearances from comedy favourites such as Neil Delamere, Fred Cooke and Colm O’Regan.
There’s just no sporting event anywhere in the world quite like the All-Ireland Final. With all the features of a major international entertainment event - massive crowds, huge media interest and a nationwide scramble for tickets – married with an electric festive atmosphere in the capital, the event has become THE date on the Irish sporting and cultural events calendar.
While a capacity crowd will throng the stadium on Sunday September 18th for one of the biggest dates in the Irish sporting calendar, Croke Park will also be the place to be for final followers and gig lovers alike the night before when the cream of Irish talent appears at the country’s most famous venue. The evening will also include a GAA legends section involving Jimmy Magee and Peter Canavan amongst others who will offer a unique football twist to proceedings with analysis of the final to follow the day after.
Stadium Director Peter McKenna said: “All-Ireland final weekend brings a unique buzz to the capital and Croke Park is the focal point for the mass movement of people that makes September such a special month in the sporting life of the nation. We now plan to offer people the opportunity to be at the heart of the action on the evening before the game with an event that while directly linked to the football final will be a stand alone entertainment spectacle with some of the best known names on the music and comedy circuits. We very much hope this event becomes an intrinsic part of All-Ireland weekend.”
Tickets will be available through crokepark.ie and gaa.ie along with a full run down of the evening’s events. Tickets are limited to just 1,400 for this event and 350 of those tickets will be for the comedy and main stage for a price of €40 while the remaining tickets will be priced at €35 for the main stage alone.