Pairc Festival shop opens

Pop-up Pairc festival shop with Ocean Colour Scene exhibition and more.

A pop-up festival ticket shop and free entertainment hub has opened in Moseley.

The shop is located at 129 Alcester Rd, on Moseley High Street iwith tickets to Pairc Festival and the opening party with Ocean Colour Scene will be available to buy from the shop with in-store performances from The Clause, Marquis Drive, Ash Sheehan, Sean Kenwrick, vintage clothes on sale and more.

The shop will also feature a special exhibition of Ocean Colour Scene prints from photographer, Tony Briggs. Tony was the exclusive photographer and video director for Ocean Colour Scene from Moseley Shoals to Marchin’ Already and is currently launching his new coffee table book “Behind the Scene” which is due out in August. Prints displayed are one-off book page proofs and iconic shots of the band.

Páirc Festival will bring multiple performances which will celebrate the link between Birmingham and Ireland across a three day outdoor celebration from Friday 26th-Sunday 28th August, held at the new Birmingham Irish Centre in Kings Heath.

Launching the weekend is one of Birmingham’s biggest musical exports and Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene, who headline the Friday launch event. Joined by Birmingham’s hotly tipped for success four-piece indie band The Clause, seven piece band and Ocean Colour Scene tour veterans Marquis Drive who appeared on the 2021 UK Tour and features Ocean Colour Scene Drummer Oscar’s son Leon Harrison on vocals, followed by Killglass in support.

Saturday will showcase the best of Birmingham and Irish talent with Imelda May and fellow Irish legends Hothouse Flowers, Beoga who co-wrote Ed Sheeran’s hit Galway Girl, Damien Dempsey and Hermitage Green taking to the stage, and The Father Teds and Lampa heading up Birmingham’s offering to the bill.

Sunday will round off celebrations with Finbar Furey and Nathan Carter headlining, joined by Irish icons The Sharon Shannon Trio, The Dublin Legends and The Kilkennys, alongside homegrown talent and Birmingham Irish bands On The Sesh and Bang On The Ear.

Tickets are on sale here.