The Punchestown Music Festival are thrilled to announce legends Culture Club will perform a headline slot on Saturday 29 July 2017. The previously billed Jess Glynne has been forced to cancel her appearance, due to recording commitments. Tom Jones headlines Sunday 30 July.
Culture Club were one of the biggest pop bands of the 80s, racking up seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK and nine Top 10 singles in the US.
Central to the band’s appeal was the flamboyant front man Boy George, whose cross-dressing and heavy make-up created an image which was completely unique on the pop scene.
In 1984, Culture Club won the Brit Award for Best British Group, a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and Best British Single (“Karma Chameleon”). In 1985, Culture Club were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist, and the same year, they were nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Special Effects and Best Art Direction for their video “It’s a Miracle”.
Also performing across the weekend will be Deacon Blue, The Lightning Seeds, Dr Hook, Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannivals), Village People, Smash Hits, Shane Filan, All Saints, ABC, Bjorn Again, Boney M and Smokie!
Tickets priced €69.50 incl. booking fee on sale now. Two day tickets – €129.00 incl. booking fee on sale now. For more information, click here.