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Launch of 2012 Festival

The launch of the Queen of the Land Festival 2012 sponsored by FBD will take place in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on Friday 19th October.

16th October 2012

48th Queen of the Land Festival sponsored by FBD press launch

The press launch for this years 48th Queen of the Land Festival sponsored by FBD will  take place in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on Friday 19th October. 

The festival celebrates its 48th anniversary this year with a packed line-up of entertainment in Tullamore over the weekend of November 9th - 11th.

The festival 2012 is delighted to be sponsored by FBD. 

Deric Hartigan 3e weather presenter will return to act as M.C. over the weekend. Also on hand will be the judging panel for this years contest. They are: Amanda Brennan from main sponsors FBD; the reigning Queen of the Land, Bernie Woods from Kilkenny and Joe Healy, editor of the farming independent and former Macra President.

There will be a wide variety of queens competing this year including students, teachers, managers and even a barbie doll collector. Festival Chairperson Henry Howard is looking forward to this years event which he believes will be the best year of the festival ever. "We have pulled out all the stops to make this year special. No expense has been spared to bring the best entertainment to Tullamore the second weekend in November" she said.

On Friday night top Irish comedian Karl Spain will take to the stage.  Doors open at 8.30pm, tickets €20 available from the Bridge House and ticketmaster.ie

The Queens will face interviews with the judging panel in the Bridge House from 8.00am on Saturday 10th November.  The group travels to Hugh Lynch's Bar in the afternoon where they will be introduced to their escorts.  The Queens will be put through their paces by MC Deric Hartigan for the onstage interviews.  These begin at 8pm sharp in the Tullamore Court Hotel.  Music afterward by Deuces Wild, entry €15 at the door.

The Gala Banquet takes place at 7pm on Sunday 11th November at the Bridge House Hotel.  The announcement and crowning of the 2012 Queen of the Land sponsored by FBD will take place at 11pm.  Music by Mike Denver.

For more information on the festival and ticket info check out www.queenofthelandfestival.com 



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