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Tickets to The 2 Johnnies’ festival with Basshunter in Cork go on sale

Johnny B described the upcoming gig with Basshunter and more as ‘bigger than Live Aid but of far less benefit to society.’

The 2 Johnnies. Picture by Emma Synnott

Maeve McTaggartSunday World

Podcast duo The 2 Johnnies are taking to Musgrave Park next June, with tickets to the one-day festival going on sale this morning.

The show is called ‘Pints in a Field – The Usual Podcast Madness –In a Field’ and takes the pair to Cork.

“Bigger than Live Aid but of far less benefit to society,” said Johnny B, who will take to the stage with RTÉ co-host Johnny Smacks, 90s megastar Basshunter, girl band B*Witched, Paddy Fong and Noel Furlong.

“It's going to be the greatest atmosphere in a rugby stadium since Ronan O’Gara kicked a drop goal to win the Grand Slam in 2009.”

“They said it couldn’t be done or was that shouldn’t be done, anyway we’re doing it,” said Johnny Smacks.

Over 500,000 people tune into their hit podcast every week, with the pair reaching even more via their TV show, daily radio show and their gig at Electric Picnic where they debuted their song “Smalltown Heroes.”

The pair spoke to the Sunday World this month about their launch into fame.

“These days people often ask, ‘How do you stop yourself losing the run of yourself?’ I tell them, ‘Well, five years ago I was working as a butcher in SuperValu,” Johnny Smacks said.

“I can see why people who find fame or get that dream job at 18 or 19 lose the run of themselves, particularly if you’re a kid coming off a show like The X Factor where it happens overnight.

“It seems like overnight success for us, but we started in 2016 and in 2017, we gave up our jobs. For us having had a real job is what keeps us humble and what keeps us hungry too. That’s what drives us.”

Tickets from €49.90 to their Musgrave Park gig go on sale Friday 21st October at 9am from Ticketmaster.


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