December 3, 2023
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SPONSORED: An Grianán Festival 2019 – The 2 Johnnies let loose on South Kilkenny

LIVEWIRE comedy-music act The 2 Johnnies have been confirmed as the headline act for this year An Grianán Festival in Thomastown.

One of Ireland’s most popular comedy acts – with an impressive social media following of almost 500,000 – Johnny B (O’Brien) and Johnny Smacks (McMahon) will be performing in South Kilkenny on the back of a hugely successful tour of the country.

The 2 Johnnies and their live band will perform their unique and high-octane act before what promises to be a sold-out event in Thomastown on August 10. It was originally scheduled to take place on July 13, but the organisers pushed back the date because it clashed with the Cats’ weekend quarter final fixture at Croke Park. They stress all tickets sold for July 13 are valid for the new date.

It’s the fourth year of the An Grianán Festival, which previously featured Aslan and Nathan Carter as headline acts, and organisers expect this year will be even bigger and better.

Thomastown GAA Club Secretary Michael Breathnach said: “The festival has been going from strength to strength and we’re delighted to confirm The 2 Johnnies as this year’s headline act.

“It’s going to be another great night in Thomastown on August 10, so I’d urge people to book early to avoid disappointment.”

Festival-goes who do get a ticket are unlikely to be disappointed with the entertainment on offer.

Regarding by many as the cultural and comic heirs to D’Unbelievables, The 2 Johnnies and their live band have had a very busy summer criss-crossing the and highroads of the country with their high energy, crowd-rousing live experience.

The two lads, who are from Tipperary but assure us their passports are in order for the Thomastown gig, have become internet sensations as clips from their hilarious shows went viral online.

Their statistics speak for themselves: 9 million views on YouTube; Number 1 in the Irish Podcast charts for 59 weeks; 180,000 Facebook followers; 80,000 Snapchat followers; 178,000 Instagram followers – a combined social media following of a staggering 438,000.

The boys have also topped the Irish iTunes charts no fewer than four times, and their live show has been described by critics as “the perfect night out”, with audiences getting a mix of music and comedy from a captivatingly funny bunch of lads. Even if they are from Tipp …

Tickets for An Grianán Festival 2019 are €20 and can be purchased at SuperValu, Thomastown, and The Salmon Pool bar, or by logging on to:



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