Tuesday, November 3, 2015

ShamrockFest Announces 2016 Lineup and 17th Anniversary

Photo: Danilo Lewis

From our friends at ShamrockFest...

America’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival to Celebrate its “Lucky 17th” Anniversary in 2016

Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly to headline ShamrockFest along with 30 more Irish and rock bands, DJs, and performers

ShamrockFest returns to the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds March 12, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The festival will feature headliners Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly as well as Vanilla Ice, Street Dogs, Scythian, Go Go Gadjet, Fighting Jamesons, and over 25 additional bands, DJs, and performers across six stages. Full lineup below.

In addition to the music, for its 17th anniversary ShamrockFest will bring a day full of the festival’s fan favorites including the Hot Kilted Legs Contest, extreme activities, carnival rides, Irish dancers, and a DJ party tent. Attendees will have a variety of beverage options to choose from, which will be announced closer to the festival. A full menu of traditional festival fare and Irish food options will also be available for purchase.

“We look forward to commemorating our 17th year and providing festival goers the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and party with friends in DC!” says Christiane Pheil, Talent and Experience Director at ShamrockFest. “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.”

VIP and Main Event tickets will be available through ShamrockFest.com beginning at 10am EST on Thursday, November 5 and initial prices begin at $19.99. Complete festival information can be found at ShamrockFest.com.

The 2016 Lineup, in alphabetical order:
Chris Styles
Clinton Matthews
DJ 2Nutz 
DJ Nicar 
DJ Noj
DJ Saam 
Dropkick Murphys      
Dublin 5 
Fighting Jamesons
Fish Out Of Water    
Flogging Molly 
For The Win
Go Go Gadjet     
Kilmaine Saints
Mr. Wright 
Pat Premier
Street Dogs     
The Gobshites    
The Rockets 
Vanilla Ice (Yes, that Vanilla Ice.)

About ShamrockFest: ShamrockFest is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day festival, where thousands shake their shamrocks to Celtic rock bands. It’s pure shenanigans where the beer flows strong and everyone is Irish for the day. Visit ShamrockFest.com for more information.

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and American Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes' "Most Promising Companies in America," has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies" list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune's "Top Workplaces" from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's "Corporate Partner of the Year" and to date has raised over $12 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.