Tickets Flying for 80’s Night in the Dome with Abbaesque & DJ Botty

THE Festival Dome has been the venue for many memorable nights out for locals and visitors during the history of the Rose of Tralee International Festival and this year’s top night out will celebrate the sound of the 80’s on Saturday 24th August.

Abbaesque, Ireland’s top tribute act to the legendary Abba, and Kerry’s favourite DJ Botty, will bring you a night of fun and nostalgia in the Festival Dome.

Everyone loves a special offer and to celebrate the excitement around the 80’s Night in the Dome, the organisers are offering a FREE ticket for every five tickets purchased – buy 5 and get the 6th FREE!

Tickets are only €15 plus booking fee from, the Rose of Tralee Office on Denny Street or at the door on the night.

The Communications Manager for the Rose of Tralee International Festival, John Drummey, said: “This is a night not to be missed. We’re going back to the future with a non-stop night of hits from Wham to The Communards to The Cure, to the Boomtown Rats to Duran Duran. The list is endless. Anyone who grew up in that era has the babysitter booked so they can relive their youth with friends in the Festival Dome.”

Following the success of last year’s Oktoberfest event in the Dome, festivalgoers and party animals from far and wide are already planning to make this their main night out during this year’s 60th anniversary of the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Doors open at 9.30pm so arrive early to get your table at the 80’s Night in the Dome on Saturday 24th August 2019.

ONE FREE TICKET with every five purchased. Tickets cost only €15 each plus booking fee from Tickets are also available from the Rose of Tralee Office on Denny Street or at the door on the night. Roam to the Dome on Saturday 24th August!

Interesting Facts about the Festival Dome

Who’s played in the Dome over the years?

Van Morrison, The Stunning, Bagatelle, The 4 of Us, Christy Moore, Paul Brady, Boyzone, The Corrs, and Smokie are just some of the big-name acts to have performed in the Festival Dome over the years.

Who remembers the Children’s Show in the Dome?

It was the go-to event for youngsters on the Saturday afternoon of the Festival for many years with the Incredible Hulk, Magicians, Entertainers and Sweet Treats for everyone in the audience!!

How versatile is the Dome as a venue…with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers?

  • Friday, the Festival Dome will be laid out to cater for 1500 people to enjoy a 5-course banquet with a live band and disco
  • Saturday, the Dome will be transformed to host the 80’s Night where Abbaesque and DJ Botty will entertain hundreds of people on a nostalgia-filled night of great music
  • Sunday, it becomes the venue for Ireland’s biggest and first annual Autumn Winter Fashion Show with over 1300 people in attendance
  • Monday and Tuesday, the Dome becomes a theatre venue for the Rose of Tralee TV shows before being transformed again into a humming disco venue on both nights



For interview requests, please contact John Drummey on 087 7909487 or email