St Patrick’s Festival Success!
That’s a Wrap! Birmingham St Patrick’s Festival & Parade Draws to a Close. And just like that, it’s all over for another year! Thousands flocked to Digbeth on Sunday 11th March to attend the annual Birmingham St. Patrick’s Festival, in partnership with Kiely Bros and the Parade was once again a huge success, despite falling on the same day as Mothering Sunday. The day began with the Emerald Mile, in partnership with South and City College, a charity fun run consisting of two laps around the mile long parade route. This was the second edition of the St. Patrick’s Fun Run and all proceeds made go straight back into keeping the festival going. Participants were awarded prizes including £100 for the fastest runner and tickets to see The Vamps at the Nottingham Motorpoint Arena. The fastest runner was Lorraine Marchal with an amazing time of 12:58 and the best fancy dress prize was awarded to Andrew Bennett, who ran the race in an impressive get up – ‘Grandad’ from Mrs Brown’s Boys. The Parade began at midday, heralded by the incredible Birmingham Irish Pipes and Drums band. It began at Camp Hill and travelled in a loop around Digbeth, led as […]
Snake Charmer Sells Out!
Say Sláinte to Snake Charmer… Our first official St. Patrick’s Festival beer! Celebrating St Patrick’s Week can leave you feeling slightly parched! If you’re feeling as though you could do with some refreshment, look no further than a pint of Snake Charmer – Digbeth’s latest tipple! “What is Snake Charmer” I hear you say? It’s the FIRST ever Birmingham St. Patrick’s Official Beer! Two Towers Brewery, Birmingham’s longest established brewery, in the heart of Birmingham’s historic gun makers’ quarter, are proud to produce the official beer of the St Patrick’s Festival 2018. Snake Charmer, a rich bitter with notes of burnt toffee and citrus is named for St Patrick, who according to legend drove the ‘snakes’ out of Ireland! In February, after announcing the exciting news that we were to commission our own St Patrick’s Festival Beer, we invited some ale fans to a tasting session at The Gunmakers Arms… purely for research purposes, of course! After much debate (and some live music from local Irish talent to help us focus) Snake Charmer was born! It is real ale, brewed in the traditional way and all ingredients are natural and vegan friendly. Along with pale malt, the ale is […]
Sharron Shannon to Headline St Patrick’s Stage!
THE FULL ST. PAT ROCKS FESTIVAL STAGE LINE-UP IS REVEALED! It’s the day you have all been waiting for… we are so excited to share with you our main stage line up for this year’s Birmingham St Patrick’s Parade in partnership with Kiely Bros! This year our Festival theme is ‘Celebrating Iconic Women of Birmingham and Ireland’ and we’ve got a very special International headliner lined up. The St. Pat Rock’s festival area will be open in Zellig car park from 1pm ‘til 7pm on Sunday 11th March, make sure you head there after the parade for the main stage, some of our favourite street food, cocktails, fun and games and, of course, Guinness! Kicking off the live music at 2pm will be the popular O’Fibb’s, an exciting local Irish band bringing you a roster of song, music and dance to get the party started! Expect all the old favourites and some surprises thrown in too! Next up to take the stage will be Brazilian folk band, Forró Social! A group of musicians from Birmingham who enjoy Forró music and seek to spread the joy with their mix of Zabumba, Triangle, Piano Accordian, Pandiero and Double Bass! They’ll be bringing […]