Sunday 22 April 2018

Rock band The Hot Sprockets to headline Dublin third Rock 'n' Roll half marathon

Headliners: The Hot Sprockets
Headliners: The Hot Sprockets
Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

Rock band The Hot Sprockets are set to headline Dublin's Rock 'n' Roll half marathon, which will hit the city next weekend.

Race finishers will be treated to the band, who formed in 2006, at the event's main stage in the Phoenix Park, where they will be joined by fellow rock bands The Mighty Stef and The 45’s.

They won't be the only bands to perform during the half marathon, not in its third year in Dublin. Taking place for the first time on a Sunday, the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is known for lining the course with fanfare and live entertainment.

The 21km route also passes some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks, such as the Ha’Penny bridge, Christ Church Cathedral and the Guinness Brewery,

Race director Rob Griffiths said he's delighted to add the Dublin Rockers to the line-up.

 “Last year’s race was a success, but we knew we needed to turn up the volume over Bank Holiday weekend this year," he said.

" In addition to all the live bands along the course, we’re thrilled to have the Hot Sprockets headline the finish line concert in Phoenix Park as they are the epitome of rock and roll."

The Dublin race is part of an international series of entertainment-themed marathons and half-marathons that has raised around €280 million for charity over the space of 18 years.

For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon or to register for the event, visit

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