Páirc Festival is thrilled to announce its biggest act yet, the legendary Van Morrison!
Van Morrison will be headlining Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August, following the release of his latest album Moving on Skiffle.
Moving on Skiffle is the latest step in Van Morrison’s illustrious solo career beginning in 1967 with his first album, Blowin’ Your Mind, that included the iconic single Brown Eyed Girl. Following its release, the song reached the top ten of the US charts and has now become the most downloaded and most played song of the 1960s. In 2007, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, securing its incredible legacy in music history.
Van Morrison 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, showcasing his Irish showband instincts to create magical live performances that still continue to this day.
Van Morrison is an OBE, has won Six Grammy Awards, a Brit, an Ivor Novello, is an entrant in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has a Knighthood that celebrates his contributions to music and tourism in Ireland. Páirc Festival is honoured and delighted that he will be taking to the stage as our Headliner on Saturday 26th August.