Hothouse Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí at the 2019 Cork Rocks at Mallow Racecourse.

Hothouse Flowers will bloom again at Cork event

Following a successful run of shows in 2019, Cork Rocks is set to return to Mallow Racecourse next month with the one and only Hothouse Flowers set to headline.

Taking place on 8 July, Cork Rocks invites horse and music lovers alike to enjoy an evening of races followed by a night of rocking.

The Hothouse Flowers formed in Dublin in 1985 and got to work writing their debut album ‘People’ which made history in 1988 by becoming the most successful debut album in Irish history.

After a 4 year separation, the band regrouped in 1998 and have remained a household name in Ireland and abroad for more than 3 decades.

Despite their lengthy career, there is still a sense of unfinished business about the group who strive to play the best show of their lives every single time they take to the stage.

Speaking ahead of Cork Rocks, Mallow Racecourse General Manager, Andrew Hogan said: “We are thrilled to announce that Hothouse Flowers will join us once again at the racecourse on Friday 8 July. Their 2019 gig here with us is one that will go down in history and we are certain of a wonderful night again this July.”

Hothouse Flowers will be preceded by an action packed, all jumps card of racing with the 1st race getting under way at 5.05pm.

Cork Racecourse is roughly 10 minutes from Mallow town centre with dedicated free shuttle buses running from the town and train station regularly.

Ample free parking is also available onsite. For tickets and hospitality options, visit or call the Cork Racecourse ticket line on 022-50207. Tickets for Cork Rocks are €20.

A second Cork Rocks night will take place on 22 July featuring Declan Nerney.