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Middle East's biggest St Patrick's Day party planned for Dubai Media City

Well known Irish bands lined up for event at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on March 17

Middle East's biggest St Patrick's Day party planned for Dubai Media City
McGettigan’s favourites The Coronas return to emirate to headline the event St. Patricks Day party

McGettigan's will host what it describes as the biggest St Patrick’s Day music festival celebration in the Middle East on March 17 next.

Showcasing Irish music talent, Paddy’s Day Party will take place on Friday March 17 next at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

The festival-style event will see the venue transformed to celebrate Ireland's national holiday, with an entire day of live music and entertainment planned, including traditional Irish dancing.

McGettigan’s favourites The Coronas return to emirate to headline the event, joined by nine-piece Dublin soul band The Stars from The Commitments, alternative rock band Walking on Cars, singer-songwriter Gavin James, singer-songwriter Craig Gallagher and more, supported by a raft of local musicians including Mike Ross.

“Everyone can be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day," said Dennis McGettigan, CEO of McGettigan’s Irish bars. "It’s a day that is celebrated worldwide, spreading far past the Emerald Isle. This will be the first ever celebration of St. Patrick’s Day [of its kind] held across the Middle East and it’s an event that welcomes all nationalities and cultures.”

Adult tickets include a free drink on arrival, while there’s also the option to book a table for the big barbecue brunch (priced at AED395 per person including unlimited food and drinks from 1pm to 4pm) and enjoy views out over the rest of the day-long festival.

AED125 (early-bird, including one free drink), AED150 (regular, including one free drink), AED395 (brunch), AED75 (kids under 16), free for kids under five. Friday March 17, 1pm-midnight. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.800tickets.com.

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