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Competition – win tickets to Bloom 2015

Banter is heading to Bloom over the June bank holiday weekend – and we’ve a bunch of tickets to give away

Join us at Bloom at the Phoenix Park over the June bank holiday weekend

Wed, May 20, 2015, 09:08


The biggest festival happening on the June bank holiday weekend? That would be Bloom. Forget Life or Forbidden Fruit, the real action will be in the Phoenix Park when Bloom takes over the park for five days from Thursday May 28. Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family festival pulls in 100,000 people and it really is quite something else.

This year, Banter will be joining the fray with a packed schedule of lively, wide-ranging discussions on Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31 and Monday June 1. Our panelists and experts will talk about such topics as rural Ireland, the food of tomorrow, farming, the weather, bees, charities, hospital food, Bloom Fringe, community shops and what exactly it takes to run a festival like Bloom. We’ll be releasing the full line-up and rundown in the next few days.

First, though, we’d like to invite some of you to join us in the Phoenix Park. Talks to Bloom organisers Bord Bia, we have FIVE pairs of tickets to give away today.

UPDATE: the competition is now closed and winners have been notified by email

Find out more information about everything that’s going on at Bloom on their website. Facebook page or Twitter timeline.