Shamrockfest, America’s largest St. Patrick’s Day festival, where the beer flows strong, shenanigans are afoot and all are Irish for the day has announced it will return to RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2016, with Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly as the headliners. The Fighting Jamesons, Scythian, Vanilla Ice, Street Dogs and Go Go Gadjet will also perform, as well as over 25 additional bands, DJs, and performers. Thousands of people come out and shake their shamrocks to the best in Celtic Rock music, while enjoying party games, bag pippers, and the Irish Village vendors each year.
For their 17th anniversary, in addition to the music, ShamrockFest is bringing a full day of fan favorites including the Hot Kilted Legs Contest, carnival rides, Irish dancers, and the DJ party tent. Festival goers will have a variety of beverage options and a full menu of traditional Irish food and festival fare options from which to choose. Christiane Pheil, Talent and Experience Director at ShamrockFest says, “We look forward to commemorating our 17th year and providing festivalgoers the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and party with friends in DC! We’ve been working hard since this past year’s ShamrockFest to deliver an entertaining day full of the top Irish rock bands and other performances.” Click here to watch a video recap from last year’s festival.
VIP and Main Event tickets are available on ShamrockFest.com. Main Event tickets cost $19.99 and include access to all six stages of the festival from 3-11pm, and festival full of ShamrockFest favorites including the Hot Kilted Legs Contest, extreme activities, Carnival rides and the DJ party tent. VIP admission includes all Main Event ticket perks plus bottomless beer from 3-8pm (only available for those over the age of 21), a Souvenir ShamrockFest koozie to keep your bottomless beer cold, VIP area access with exclusive restrooms, a DJ stage to keep the VIP party strong, and VIP seating for a break from the endless shenanigans. *Must be over the age of 21 to purchase VIP. Group pricing is available for all tickets, bring friends and save money!
ShamrockFest is looking for hard-working, energetic people to help bring the event to life. These positions involve assisting with the setup and teardown of the festival, and are perfect for those with previous event experience or for someone who is looking to learn more about the music festival world. Check their website on January 8th for more information about the open positions and the hiring process. Are you interested in volunteering at ShamrockFest 2016? Click here to learn more. If you would like to participate in Shamrockfest as a food or commercial vendor, please start by filling out the interest form here.
The 2016 Lineup, in alphabetical order:
Fish Out Of Water
For The Win
Go Go Gadjet