The best of Ireland comes to Birmingham.
Organisers of the Birmingham St. Patrick’s Festival, in partnership with Kiely Bros, have announced the music line-up for the St. Pat Rock’s Festival Stage 2018.
Headlining the Festival main stage on Sunday 11th March will be Irish folk royalty Sharon Shannon, an Irish musician who has enjoyed success as a solo artist and with the band, The Waterboys. She has performed all over the world and for many politicians including former US President Bill Clinton. Her album Diamond Mountain Sessions, that included the song The Galway Girl, recorded with Steve Earle, went triple platinum back in 2000.
Supporting Sharon on the St. Pat Rock’s Stage will be the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, the UK’s biggest folk band! The fifty-strong Birmingham based ensemble are known for their energetic and powerful live performances that have often moved audiences to tears.
Kicking off the live music on the day will be the O’Fibb’s, a local Irish band based in Birmingham. They will be followed by Farró Social, Britain’s first indigenous Forró band comprised of multicultural Brummies whose backgrounds include Jamaica, India, New Zealand, Ireland and the Black Country.
The St. Pat Rock’s area will also feature street food, outdoor bars – including a Guinness-only bar and cocktail bars, and lots of fun and games. The St. Pat Rock’s Area will open at 1pm and close at 7pm.