Van Morrison

Van Morrison plays Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August, taking place on the grounds of The New Irish Centre, Birmingham.

We are thrilled to announce our Saturday headliner, the legendary Van Morrison! The biggest celebration of UK music and culture in the UK just got bigger!

Van Morrison will headline Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August. He will be joining a Saturday line up that includes Mary Black, Derek Ryan, All Folk’d Up, Mary Coughlan, The Father Teds, Danny Darcy, Bang on the Ear and Cairde.

Van has a long list of hits, including Brown Eyed Girl the most downloaded and played song of the 1960s. The song was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007, securing its incredible legacy in music history. The Belfast born singer followed the hit with the experimental and critically acclaimed album, Astral Weeks and his first million selling album, Moondance. Combining a variety of influences and his multi-instrumental talents, Van Morrison has released a total of 43 studio albums and toured around the world. It has allowed him to showcase his Irish showband instincts to create magical live performances that still continue to this day.

Páirc can’t wait to see Van Morrison come to Birmingham and take to the stage over the August Bank Holiday Weekend!

Van is an OBE, has won Six Grammy Awards, a Brit, an Ivor Novello and is an entrant in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also has a Knighthood that celebrates his contributions to music and tourism in Ireland. We are honoured and delighted that he will be playing Páirc Festival as our headliner on Saturday 26th August.

See the performers playing Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August here. And see who is playing Páirc Festival on Sunday 27th August here.

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