Union J to perform at the Rose of Tralee International Festival
UNION J, one of the hottest pop acts in Europe, have confirmed that they will perform live at the Rose of Tralee International Festival on Friday 15th August.
Tickets for the concert will cost only €10 and they will go on sale from www.roseoftralee.ie and at Byrnesworth, The Square Tralee at 9am on Friday 21st February.
The General Manager of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Oliver Hurley, said: “There has been great excitement already in anticipation of today’s announcement of the concert details. Our social media network has been a hive of activity since last week when we confirmed that Union J would be performing at this year’s Festival. It is our intention to build on the legacy of the Rose Gathering and strive to make the 2014 Festival more enjoyable than the last. It is a testament to the success of the Festival that we can attract such a high profile act to follow their fellow X Factor stars – JLS and Jedward.”
There will be something for everyone at the Rose of Tralee International Festival with lots of FREE & AFFORDABLE entertainment including - THREE Rose Parades, TWO spectacular Fireworks Displays, the Skyfest Air Show and more live music than ever with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
This is all in addition to the magnificent events in the Dome including – televised Rose Selections on RTÉ, the Fashion Show and the International Rose Ball.
The Union J Concert, featuring guests, will take place on Denny Street from 7pm on Friday 15th August. It will be a fully-enclosed and secure event and access to the event location will be restricted for Health and Safety reasons and is subject to Licence. Details of traffic arrangements and street closures will be announced in due course.
The Festival of Kerry Support Group paid tribute to the Vintners and Business community of Tralee who give close on €100,000 each year for affordable and free street events.
The Chairman of the Festival of Kerry Support Group, Danny Leane, said: “With the support of the local businesses and the Rose of Tralee International Festival, a subsidised ticket for the Union J concert is good value for anyone’s pocket. It will be a three-hour concert that will be headlined by internationally renowned act – Union J.”
Tickets to see Union J and guests will go on sale from www.roseoftralee.ie and from Byrnesworth, The Square Tralee on Friday 21st February at 9am. The best dressed JCats (Union J fans) in the queue in The Square will win tickets to see Union J on Denny Street on Friday 15th August 2014.
Haley Travels in Style With a KIA Pro_ce'ed
Haley O'Sullivan is coming to town near you this week as she searches for the 2014 Rose of Tralee. She'll be travelling in style in the KIA Pro_ce'ed that was part of her prize, thanks to KIA Motors Ireland and McElligotts Tralee.
Haley Cometh From Texas
THE prize of a lifetime awaits one of the 1000 women who will enter the 2014 Rose of Tralee and Haley O’Sullivan has flown from Texas into Ireland to personally commence the search for her successor.
Unlike the comet with the same name, which is only seen every 70 years or so, this Haley (26), will return to where Dáithí Ó Sé announced that she had become the first Rose of Tralee from Texas.
Just over two-thirds of the available TV viewing audience in Ireland and tens of thousands viewers watching online all over the world saw the announcement live on RTÉ One television.
Haley O’Sullivan, who lives and works in Dallas, Texas, said: “Being part of the search for the next Rose of Tralee is exciting and to those considering entering, I would simply say you can't go wrong by entering. Regardless of the outcome it is bound to be a fabulous time. There is so much more that happens beyond the TV show in August. It's an opportunity for, not only the women participating in the Festival, but all women to celebrate where they come from and take pride in being strong and intelligent while having a great time. I cannot wait to meet all of the people who will participate this year. I was blown away by the amazing people I met during last year's Festival and I am thrilled to be part of the search for the 2014 Rose of Tralee.”
The 2014 Rose of Tralee will drive away for the year in a Kia Pro_ce’ed Car packed full of jewellery and homeware products from, the Festival’s Lead Sponsor, Newbridge Silverware and a World Travel Prize valued at €25,000 sponsored by Dublin Airport Authority.
It’s more than a TV show and five-day International Festival because more than 25,000 people will attend the Rose Selection events from Donegal to Dubai, Mayo to Melbourne and Bahrain to Boston over the coming months.
Before Haley landed at Dublin Airport yesterday, the search for the 2014 Rose of Tralee had commenced and she will enhance the process during a week-long tour of Ireland this week.
The General Manager of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Oliver Hurley, said: “We have to continue looking forward and be at our best in order to stage a top quality family festival again in 2014. It all begins with the search for the people who participate in the 71 Rose Selections around the world. Ultimately, it is our intention to build on the legacy of the Rose Gathering and strive to make this year’s event in Tralee more enjoyable than ever.”
The 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival will take place from Friday 15th to Tuesday 19th August when a full line-up of free and affordable entertainment will once again attract massive crowds to Tralee.