Fair City star Ryan Andrews and TV presenter James Patrice are set to co-host a new live entertainment event called The Live Drive-In Park N Party.

The outdoor event offers a safe, covid compliant drive-in show for all the family, and the tour begins with a three-night stint at Malahide Castle in Dublin on July 30th, before heading to Kildare and Galway.

Integrating live music, dancers, audience participation and games, the show is the brainchild of panto producers Pat Egan and Stuart O'Connor, who put together the annual Christmas show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.

James Patrice and Ryan Andrews at Malahide Castle

Hosts Ryan Andrews and James Patrice will, quite literally, be in the driving seat for an event that includes big screens, live band, drive-in dancers and plenty of laughs.

"I can’t wait for it," says soap and pantomime star Andrews. "There’s something for everyone there."

And what really makes it special for him is that he’ll get to perform in front of a live audience once again.

"t’s been almost two years since I’ve been able to do what I love the most which is to be live on stage in front of an audience," he says. "After years of Fair City and panto I can’t wait to add car park to the CV!"

His co-car star James Patrice is equally enthusiastic. "I’m so excited to be on the road with Ryan," he says.

"There’s nothing like getting out and about and enjoying a bit of craic with the family or friends in a safe and fun way, and Park N Party is just the ticket. It's going to be mighty."

The drive-in show is appearing at Malahide Castle (July 30-Aug 2), Junction 14 Mayfield, Kildare ( Aug 6-8) and the Black Box Galway (Aug 27-29).

Tickets on sale from Friday July 9 from www.thelivedrivein.ie