Drive-By Truckers, Shovels & Rope Old Dominion and The Front Bottoms will headline this year’s St. Pat’s in Five Points Festival.
Other performers at the event – one of the Southeast’s largest St. Patrick’s celebrations – include SUSTO, The Movement, Atlas Road Crew, Brave Baby, Villanova, Colorblind, Isabelle’s Gift, The Revival Brothers, Tyler Boone, Kimberly Henderson, The Harsh Truth, Thin Lips and Magic Mike.
The announcement was made Thursday at an evening news conference in Five Points.
New at this year’s event will be a “disco” on Santee Avenue, along with a memory-sharing wall, said Amy Beth Franks, director of the Five Points Association.
Friday, discount tickets for $12 will be offered until midnight at fivepointscolumbia.com; use the code PARTY.
This is the 34th annual Irish celebration, which typically packs in 40,000 people like green sardines.
The festival is Saturday, March 19.
Friday, discount tickets for $12 will be offered until midnight at fivepointscolumbia.com; use the code PARTY. After that, tickets are available in advance online for $15 and will be $20 at the gate. For the second time, festival-goers can have their own VIP St. Pat’s experience. For $95, guests can partake in an open bar and food from Saluda’s, a balcony view from the restaurant, festival admission and bathrooms.
Taking Place Now: Battle for St. Pat’s
St. Pat’s is now accepting submissions from local bands interested in competing in the 9th Annual Battle for St. Pat’s. The six gnarliest, blarniest entries will battle it out for the opportunity to play on the big stage at the festival. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a bio, contact information, three or more songs (including one YouTube video) and a photo. Submissions are due Feb. 19.
Schedule of events
7:30 a.m. : Get to the Green 10K / 5K / Family Fun 1-Miler
9 a.m.: Gates open
10 a.m.: Parade on Devine Street
10 a.m.: Wells Fargo Pot O' Gold Playland opens
Noon-7 p.m.: Live music on four stages featuring local, regional and national acts
2 -6 p.m.: Silent Disco on Santee Street
7 p.m.: Festival concludes