Band will headline the 2018 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
St. Augustine, FL — Celtic rock band Enter the Haggis will headline the 8th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, performing for the first time in the Ancient City. The event is set for March 9-11, 2018 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine
The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival was voted Best Concert/Event in the “Bold City Best” Jacksonville region and Best Festival/Event in St. Augustine — both for the second year in a row in 2017.
ENTER THE HAGGIS
Since 1995, Enter The Haggis has led the charge among Celtic Folk Rock bands, delighting fans with their memorable performances, inspired songwriting, musical proficiency and high quality recordings. The Toronto-based band has released eight acclaimed studio albums, the most recent debuting at No. 9 on the U.S. national Billboard Heatseekers charts. Their original songs such as “One Last Drink”, “Down With The Ship” and “Gasoline” have become folk rock anthems, appearing in films such as “Goon”, “10mph” and “Addicted to Plastic”, and reaching as high as No. 25 on U.S. radio.
The band’s new single, “Mrs. Elliott”, is a triumphant return to form, showcasing Enter The Haggis’ signature sound and instrumentation; bagpipes blaze over a powerhouse hard-rock rhythm section as Lewington and Buchanan trade off on lead vocals. “Mrs. Elliott” is the opening track on the band’s 20th Anniversary retrospective double album “Cheers and Echoes”, which features the band’s best loved songs and is available November 2015. The Cheers and Echoes Tour kicks off early in 2016.
Praise for Enter The Haggis has appeared in major national publications, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. The band has also performed on national television shows like “Live With Regis and Kelly” and “Breakfast With The Arts” on A&E.
Other musicians returning to the 2018 event include fan favorites Dublin City Ramblers, Seven Nations, Rathkeltair, Emish, and Albannach. Emmet Cahill also headlines along with Enter the Haggis. New bands are the Steel City Rovers and House of Hamill. Go to celticstaugustine.com for more details.
Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the United States, according to the international bands who perform here. The festival is set for March 9-11 in downtown St. Augustine, featuring internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, The St. Augustine Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment — and the ONLY St. Patrick’s Day parade in Northeast Florida begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10.
Black Friday Ticket Sale
Early Bird tickets will go sale November 23-27 during the Black Friday Sale, available at celticstaugustine.com
The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is produced by Romanza – St. Augustine and is funded in part by St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by Visit Florida.