Two RTÉ radio stations will broadcast live from Bloom – five days of live weather, radio, television, panels and music from the broadcaster.
Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday 2nd – Monday 6th June and RTÉ will mark the 10th anniversary of the event by broadcasting live over five days from a specially constructed mobile radio and TV studio and live performance area on site.
With live television programmes, Bloom Live, on RTÉ One, as well as live radio, musical performances, panel discussions, gardening tips, live RTÉ weather reports, singing and dancing with RTÉjr and a special Bloom 2016 collection on RTÉ Player, coverage of Bloom will have a significant presence across RTE’s schedules over 5 full days.
Kevin Bakhurst, Acting Director-General, RTÉ said: “Public events are very important for RTÉ and provide us with a valuable opportunity to meet our audience, support important communities and showcase our services. Over 10 years, Bord Bia has worked hard to successfully establish Bloom as an important fixture on the Irish food and horticultural calendar and I’m happy that RTÉ has been able to play a part in its success. I am delighted that RTÉ will mark Bloom’s 10th year with a diverse range of live programming across RTÉ’s television, radio, online and mobile services over five days. I’d also like to congratulate Bord Bia on the great success of Bloom and wish them continued success into the future.”
RTÉ’s live coverage from Bloom begins with RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland reporting live from Phoenix Park on Thursday morning. This will be followed by the first of RTÉ lyric fm’s live broadcasts from Bloom throughout the bank holiday weekend with Marty in the Morning helping to get things off to a positive start.
Live music will come from the RTÉ lyric fm Quartet from the RTÉ set twice throughout the five days, starting with live performances at 12.15pm and 4.15pm on Thursday.
RTÉ lyric fm’s Liz Nolan’s Lyric Notes with Evelyn Grant will broadcast live at 10am on Friday, while The Hamilton Scores with George Hamilton will broadcast be live from Bloom at 10am on Saturday and Sunday. RTÉ Radio 1’s CountryWide will broadcast live from 8.00am on Saturday.