Support acts make their mark as Walking on Cars rock Musgrave Park

Walking On Cars lead singer Patrick Sheehy on stage in Cork. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Walking On Cars lead singer Patrick Sheehy on stage in Cork. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

The sun finally arrived in the Rebel County tonight just in time to shine a light on one of Ireland's finest bands as they put in a rocking performance at Musgrave Park.

Kicking off their tour right here in the real capital, Dingle-born band Walking on Cars headlined and rocked out in front of a sold-out crowd which swayed, sang and danced along to some of their well-known tunes and some new crackers.

Playing new hits like ‘Monster’ and ‘Coldest Water’ as well as a few favourites from their first album, the band had the stadium rocking taking to the stage just as dusk fell.

While the headline act may have made Ireland’s rock scene a home for themselves since they broke onto the scene in recent years, their support acts are certainly making their own mark in the business.

"Cork, thank you so much for the best gig of my life"- If Lewis Capaldi enjoyed his opening set at Musgrave Park last night, the thousands packed into the stadium certainly did too.

Capaldi has taken the industry by storm, securing two number one singles here in Ireland, since he made his breakthrough in recent months.

Lewis Capaldi with a cardboard cut-out of himself. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Lewis Capaldi with a cardboard cut-out of himself. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Tonight, the Scottish singer took Musgrave Park and Cork by storm as well as he drank Buckfast on stage and had a life size cardboard cut out of himself thrown at him.

Belting out hit singles ‘Someone You Loved’ and ‘Hold Me While You Wait’ as well as others from a recently released album, Capaldi had the crowd in the palm of his hand as the sun beamed down the stadium and city.

With his star well and truly on the rise, it will not be long before Capaldi is seen headlining such events.

While Lewis brought the comedy, a few sad bangers and band members kitted out in red tracksuits (the man knows his audience), Tom Walker provided a rocking performance, banging out tunes from his own album as the sun descended on the Rebel County.

Crowds enjoying the Walking On Cars , Tom Walker and Lewis Capaldi performances at Musgrave Park. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Crowds enjoying the Walking On Cars , Tom Walker and Lewis Capaldi performances at Musgrave Park. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Walker has enjoyed his own successful period in recent times.

His recent hit ‘Just You and I’ had thousands in the crowd singing along when he took to the stage and finishing on 'Leave a Light on' had everyone rocking.

It was clear from the exuberant mood last night that even the coldest water could not have dampened the atmosphere as the acts brought Bonna night to the Rebel County two days early.

Coronas fans heading to Musgrave tomorrow night will be disappointed to learn Sigrid has had to pull out of her supporting act slot on the advice of her doctor.

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