Headliner Act

The Blizzards headline the Affidea ExpressCare Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon Finish Festival Concert and take center stage on Sunday Aug 12th.

The Blizzards are one of the biggest bands in Ireland and it’s not hard to see why. Their unashamedly power pop sound has been a hit with audiences since day one.

After a hiatus The Blizzards are back and bigger than ever, storming their way to the top of the charts with their comeback single “Show Me The Science”. With a recently-completed, sold-out “Back To Basics” tour in Ireland, and a new album on the way, The Blizzards yet again affirm their position on the Irish music scene as they continue to take fans by storm.

Check them out here!


Finish Festival Concert Times


Finish Line Festival: Royal Hospital, Kilmainham           10am – 1pm

Support Act: Point Break                          10:15am – 10:45am

Half Marathon Awards Presentation:         10:45am – 11:00am

Concert: The Blizzards                            11:00am – 12:00pm

Support Act 2: Cherry Devine                   12:15pm – 1:00pm

All runners and spectators are treated to a concert at the Finish Line Festival.  Concert admission is FREE and open to the Public.

Music every mile makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live bands and DJs will be playing a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up.


Entertainment on the Course

5K – Saturday

Brain Donation

Location: New Church Street/Smithfield Square East
Play Start Time: 10.05am
Play Finish Time: 10.30am

HALF MARATHON & 10K – Sunday

DJ Alan Starr

Location: Wintavern Street/Cross Lane South
Play Start Time: 8.35am
Play Finish Time: 9.05am

Dublin City Rounders

Location: Conyngham Road/Infirmary Road
Play Start Time: 8.40am
Play Finish Time: 9.50am


Duelling Saddles

Location: Conyngham Road/Islandbridge
Play Start Time: 8.40am
Play Finish Time: 10.05am


Rachel McCormick

Location: Chapelizod Gate
Play Start Time: 8.50am
Play Finish Time: 10.25am

Roscoe Brothers

Location: Knockmaroon Road
Play Start Time: 8.55am
Play Finish Time: 11.35am

NC Lawlor

Location: College Road
Play Start Time: 9.00am
Play Finish Time: 10.40am


Dave McGuinness

Location: Lower Road
Play Start Time: 9.10am
Play Finish Time: 11.10am

The Rockets

Location: Ballyfermot Road/Sarsfield Road
Play Start Time: 9.25am
Play Finish Time: 11.55am


Greg Clifford

Location: Sarsfield Road/Cleary’s Pub
Play Start Time: 9.30am
Play Finish Time: 12.10am