If you're a runner and a music fan, the ideal event for you that combines both passions is on the near horizon.

Anyone who has done a race in the Affidea Rock 'n' Roll series - which runs in numerous locations around the world - will be aware of the set-up; bands and musicians are installed at various intervals around the course to distract you from the hard slog of running a half-marathon (13.1 miles).

This year, the Dublin event will also incorporate a 5k and 10k race as well as the half-marathon, and the acts that will keep runners and spectators alike entertained have been revealed.

Headlining the finish line area at the Phoenix Park will be Cavan rock 'n' rollers The Strypes, who will play a free gig from 11am - 11.45am that is open to everyone to attend. They'll be joined at the finish line by Donna Dunne (10.15am  - 10.45am) and DJ Hazel (12pm - 12.45pm).


Dotted around the course, you'll find the below acts:

Brain Donation – Butt Bridge 8:30am to 9:10am

Those Responsible – DCC Building 8:35am to 9:20am

The Dublin City Rounders – Royal Hospital Kilmainham 8:45am to 9:50am

Rachel McCormick – Sarsfield Road, outside Cleary's Pub 8:50am to 10:05am

Beware Of You – St Lawrence's Road, before N4 Flyover 8:55am to 10:25am

N.C. Lawlor – Chapelizod Gate 9:00am to 10:35am

The Lightning Kids – Islandbridge Gate 9:05am to 10:55am

Created By Comets – Chesterfield Avenue, near Wellington Monument 9:10am to 11:20am

The Luna Boys – Chesterfield Avenue 9:10am to 11:25am

Duelling Saddles – Wellington Road, bottom of Kyber Pass 9:20am to 11:30am

The Rockets – St Marys Lane 9:25am to 11:50am

The Jive Cats – Knockmaroon/Furze Road Junction 9:30am to 12:05am (Also playing Saturday 5k)


For more info on each act, see the official website.