St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade & Concert


17 March 2016, 12:00pm

Belfast will mark St Patrick’s Day with a fun carnival parade and concert on Thursday 17 March 2016.

Carnival Parade
On Thursday 17 March, Belfast city centre will come alive with a colourful carnival parade for all the family to enjoy. The city centre will be awash with colour and splendour as the parade leaves Belfast City Hall at 12 noon, making its way to Custom House Square. The rainbow city themed carnival, designed by Beat, will feature community groups from across the cultural spectrum alongside professional and amateur performers, musicians and dancers.

The parade leaves City Hall, travels across Donegall Square North, down Donegall Place, Royal Avenue, turns right onto Donegall Street, onto Bridge Street, left onto High Street and ending at Custom House Square where the free concert will be held.

Free concert at Custom House Square
From 12.45pm – 3pm enjoy a free outdoor concert hosted by Cool FM’s Breakfast presenters Pete Snodden, Paulo Ross and Rebecca McKinney.

Headlining the concert will be Ben Haenow, winner of X-Factor 2014, with his raspy vocals and charismatic performances. Also performing will be Brian McFadden, who has amassed worldwide, record-breaking success since the beginning of his career, achieving seven straight Number 1 singles with Westlife.

High energy performances from 2014 Britain’s Got Talent semi finalist’s Irish Dance group ‘Innova’, the Belfast Boys Model drummers and traditional music group ‘Altagore’, will be sure to keep everyone jigging and dancing the day away.

Completing the line up for the day will be local singer/songwriter, Triona Carville, the first local artist to make it to Cool FM’s Shazam charts with her cover of Ash’s song “Shining Light”.

Access to the concert is free and entry is on a first come first served basis (no ticket required). Terms and conditions of entry apply. Gates open at 12 noon and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Come to Belfast for its fantastic St Patrick’s Day celebrations, get your hands clapping and feet jigging! A great day out for all the family.

Time: Parade leaves Belfast City Hall at 12 noon; concert begins at 12.45pm
Venue: Belfast City Hall and Custom House Square

For more information on the event, please contact the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609 or visit


Custom House Square, Custom House Square, Belfast, BT1 2DY






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