The Dropkick Murphys are headed down to Newport.
The popular Celtic punk band will headline the 2nd Annual Newport Celtic Rock Festival along with Eileen Ivers, The Town Pants, Screaming Orphans and Celtica-Pipes Rock! on Saturday, August 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The general admission tickets are available for purchase this Friday, May 3rd at 12:00 noon at a “Savin’ O’ the Green” Discount of $15 while tickets last.
Once the discount sells out, the advance ticket price is $35.50 through August 23rd and then will be $45.50 the day-of the event. The festival is free for children under the age of 12 as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
In addition to the general admission tickets, the more exclusive package called “The Snug” which was so popular last year is being offered again for $75 in limited quantities. The Snug is the ultimate Newport Celtic Rock Festival experience, and includes all-day admission, access to elevated Reserved Deck seating with cocktail service, two Guinness beer vouchers, and a Celtic Rock swag bag featuring the official event t-shirt and other fun items.
Those interested in the Newport Celtic Rock Festival can purchase tickets online by visiting www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Headlining the Festival will be the popular Celtic punk band, The Dropkick Murphys, who formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in the mid-1990s. After tirelessly touring in and around Boston for years, the band received national recognition when they released the hit single “Tessie” in 2004. The group followed up that success with the release of the album, The Warrior’s Code, in 2005 that included the tune “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” which was featured in the Academy Award-winning movie The Departed and went on to become one of the band’s biggest singles and an anthem for Boston sports teams. The group’s latest album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, made its debut at #9 on the Billboard charts this year.
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