Tipp stars to battle it out

The Tipperary Stars of our Bars regional final will take place on May 20 in The Ragg Bar, Thurles. Kicking off at 9pm, 20 performers will go head to head in a bid to win a place at the national final in June.

The top two acts to quality from the regional final will win a place in the national final judged by Newstalk DJ Tom Dunne on June 19 in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise and the chance to win €7,500.

Stars of our Bars is a talent competition prompted by the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) and sponsored by Smithwick’s.