The tournament, the second Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai which for the first time will played over the spectacular Old Course at Lahinch Golf Club from July 4-7, will be hosted by The 2014 Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley.
Hermitage Green, from Limerick, are the first music act to be announced for the festival. Over the four nights of the tournament, a host of music acts will take to the stage at Lahinch Golf Club, with Hermitage Green closing the tournament on Sunday July 7. This will also be the band’s first Irish show of 2019.
Earlier this month, Hermitage Green sold out a night at Kind John’s Castle in Limerick, announced a second date and released a new single ‘Heaven’.
Hermitage Green’s new single ‘Heaven’ is about wrenching the idea of an afterlife into the everyday and at its core explores how Heaven or Hell can be within your reach, depending on how you choose to live your life. It follows the release of their most recent EP “Gold & Rust” and their touching cover of “Dreams”, a tribute to The Cranberries and the late Dolores O’Riordan which garnered worldwide applause.
Having just returned to Ireland from selling out their inaugural 9-show theatre tour across Canada, the past year has seen Hermitage Green filling concert halls around the globe. This includes a sold-out tour of Doha, Qatar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates as well as Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Australia. Closer to home highlights include a sold-out King John’s Castle last June, entertaining thousands of fans at Electric Picnic and a sold-out winter tour across Ireland. Hermitage Green have also sold-out King John’s Castle again this July.
More music acts are due to be announced in the coming weeks.
A star-studded field will vie for the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Irish Open title this year, including Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, Russell Knox, Tommy Fleetwood and Louis Oosthuizen, with further names to be announced over the coming months.
Meanwhile, myriad stars of the sport and entertainment world will align for the Wednesday Pro-Am, with Irish rugby legend Paul O’Connell and Clare GAA star Shane O’Donnell the first to be announced with many more to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open takes place from July 3-7. Tickets are available from www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com.