Rose of Tralee International Festival enters partnership with Powder Room Girls
THE Powder Room Girls have been unveiled as the new stylists to the Roses at the 2013 Rose of Tralee International Festival.
The nationally and internationally acclaimed style group will apply the make-up and style the hair of the 32 International Roses who will be appearing on stage in the Dome with Dáithí Ó Sé on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August.
The General Manager of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Oliver Hurley, said: “The Powder Room Girls are a highly reputable style company with many years’ experience working for television, magazine and corporate events and we look forward to welcoming their team of experts to Tralee. We look forward to working with the full PRG team for the first time at the Rose of Tralee Regional Festival in Portlaoise over the June Bank Holiday Weekend where 62 Roses from all corners of the globe will take to the stage over three nights.”
Oliver Hurley expressed his gratitude to the Limerick-based group, Bellissimo who had been responsible for this important role for many years.
The Powder Room Girls was set-up in 2007 by Award-winning Makeup Artist, Rhona Cullinan and one of Ireland’s leading Bridal Hair Stylists, Susan Peggs and the company is nationwide agency for freelance and professional hair and makeup artists.
Rhona Cullinan and Susan Peggs both said: “It is a great honour to be associated with such a prestigious and internationally recognised event. It is a great opportunity for our award winning hair and makeup team to showcase their work on national television with such a huge audience. The Rose of Tralee has such a household name in Ireland that to be sponsoring the hair and makeup makes us very proud. The roses will benefit from the skills of our team giving them their desired look with a flawless and polished finish ensuring they are confident and relaxed going on stage.”
The Powder Room Girls have teamed up with the Rose of Tralee International Festival as a Corporate Sponsor of the event in a year that will see massive crowds returning to Tralee for the Rose Gathering.
The Festival has been extended by two days to incorporate the Rose Gathering and the return of hundreds of Roses, Escorts, entertainers and festival-goers who have enjoyed the Rose of Tralee since 1959.
Young girls invited to become Rose Buds at 2013 Rose of Tralee International Festival
HUNDREDS of young girls from Kerry and beyond are sharpening their pencils to fill out the entry forms to become Rose Buds at the 2013 Rose of Tralee International Festival.
The General Manager of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Oliver Hurley, said: “This aspect of the world famous annual gathering has been in place since 2009 and it provides Roses of the future with an opportunity to fulfil their childhood dreams while they are still children. Similar to previous years, we will donate a portion of the €5 entry fee to our charity partners who this year are HOPE Foundation and Epilepsy Ireland.”
This year’s 32 Rose Buds will be proudly sponsored by The Kerryman and The Corkman newspapers and The Playdium children’s indoor entertainment venue located at Manor Tralee.
The class of 2013 will enjoy being paired with each of the 32 International Roses, attend the JLS Concert on Denny Street, enjoy being present in the Dome for the first televised selection night and take part in two spectacular parades through Tralee.
Girls aged 6 to 12 who want to become Rose Buds must fill out an entry form in The Kerryman or The Corkman newspapers or download a copy from www.roseoftralee.ie and then send it back to the Rose of Tralee International Festival Office, Denny Street, Tralee, Co Kerry.
The closing date for the receipt of forms and the €5 entry fee is Friday 31st May and the names of the 32 Rose Buds will be announced in all editions of The Kerryman on Wednesday 8th June.
The 2013 Rose of Tralee International Festival and Rose Gathering will take place from Wednesday 14th to Tuesday 20th August with a fun-packed entertainment programme scheduled to suit all ages.
JLS, The Stunning, Nathan Carter, Sharon Shannon, Skyfest Air Display, the Rose Selections, Rose Ball and Fashion Show are just some of the highlights for this year’s event.
Anyone who wishes to purchase tickets or find out more about what this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival has to offer should visit www.roseoftralee.ie or contact the Festival Office on +353-66-7121322.
The Stunning added to Rose of Tralee International Festival line-up 2013
THEY are brewing up a storm when it comes to lining-up the entertainment for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival with confirmation that legendary Irish rock band, The Stunning, will perform on Denny Street on Sunday 18th August.
This news comes on the heels of the big announcement last week that X-Factor Pop sensations, JLS will also perform on Denny Street on Friday 16th August.
The organisers of the Rose of Tralee have since confirmed some other well-known Irish acts including Picturehouse, Ryan Sheridan (both Sunday 18th), Nathan Carter (Monday 19th) and Hermitage Green (Tuesday 20th).
More free and affordable music and variety acts will be added to the Festival’s Street Carnival line-up over the coming weeks with something for all tastes and age groups.
Tickets for JLS will go on sale from www.roseoftralee.ie at 9am on Friday 3rd May.
Meanwhile, Sharon Shannon will perform at the Rose Gathering Gig in the Dome on Thursday 15th August and there’s free admission to the first 3000 people from outside Ireland who register to attend the Rose Gathering.
All the entertainment announced so far is in addition to the televised Rose Selections, Fashion Show and Rose Ball in the Dome, three parades through the streets of Tralee, Skyfest Air Show and two spectacular Fireworks displays all taking place from 14-20th August.