Páirc Festival is honoured to have so many legends joining the line up this year that have graced the stage at Worthy Farm, from headline sets to playing the iconic acoustic stage!
Here’s a short recap of Páirc Festival performers playing Glastonbury!
Van Morrison has played Glastonbury more than any other act including his first performance as a headliner on the famous pyramid stage in 1982. The set included songs from the album Beautiful Vision, such as Scandinavia, Aryan Mist and Dweller on the Threshold. Van would go on to perform at the festival seven more times, with his last appearance taking place in 2005.
Van Morrison plays Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August!
The Waterboys played Glastonbury as recently as last year when they headlined the Pyramid Stage! Having performed at the festival since 1984 and after writing a song named “Glastonbury Song’ in 1993, it only made sense that The Waterboys would top the Acoustic Stage bill!
Last year the set included, Blackberry Girl, Fisherman’s Blues, The Whole of the Moon and of course, Glastonbury Song.
The Waterboys play Páirc Festival on Sunday 27th August.
Mary Black performed at Glastonbury twice in 1994, taking to both the Pyramid and the Acoustic Stage. That year the festival was screened live for the first time and headlined by The Levellers, Elvis Costello and Peter Gabriel.
Mary took to the stage after a banner few years that saw her sell out her tour, win Best Female Artist at the IRMAs and feature on the cover of Billboard Magazine.
Mary Black plays Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August.
The High Kings
The High Kings knocked the roof off Glastonbury when they took to the Acoustic Stage in 2016. The Dublin based band shared their latest single at the time with the Glastonbury crowd, ‘Hand Me Down My Bible’ that went on to receive much acclaim and radio play in Ireland. The performance capped off an amazing year for the band that saw them play every stage at Isle of Wight festival and perform at RTÉ’s Centenary Concert.
The High Kings play Páirc Festival on Sunday 27th August.
It was just last year that Mary Coughlan last played the music festival at Worthy Farm. Mary played the acoustic stage at Glastonbury, bringing her blend of blues and jazz to the crowd in Somerset. Mary documented her time at Glastonbury on Twitter, showing her dressing room to her fans and a photo of her “jumping for joy” on the Acoustic Stage, during her Friday performance.
Mary Coughlan plays Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August.
Páirc is so pleased to be joined by an incredible array of musicians, performers and storytellers this year and we can’t wait for the festival to start over the August Bank Holiday weekend!
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