Newport Celtic Rock Festival

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Saturday August 23 2014

 

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Newport Celtic Rock Festival
Saturday, August 23, 2014
(RAIN OR SHINE)
Gates: 12pm
Music Starts: 12:30pm
General Admission, no reserved seating, re-entry is allowed.
Seating areas will be available throughout the venue.

 

Tickets:
$30 – in advance
$40 – day of (August 23)
Kids under 12 are free with an adult, courtesy of Citizens Bank.

SNUG Ticket – $75 (Very Limited Quantities!)

For the ultimate Celtic Rock Festival experience, we’re offering a limited number of SNUG packages – $75! This exclusive ticket includes all-day admission, access to our elevated Reserved Deck seating with cocktail service, (2) Guinness beer vouchers, and a Swag Bag featuring the official Celtic Rock Festival t-shirt and other great stuff. Party like a (Celtic) Rock star! Children 2 years and older require a Snug ticket. 

Emerald Isle transplants and the Irish-at-heart will feel right at home during our day-long toast to Celtic culture. Past musical favorites from our traditional Irish Festival band together for a 10-hour marathon of Celtic celebration. The likes of Gaelic Storm, Black 47, and Eileen Ivers have returned to the Newport waterfront for an epic rock-off.  Joining them will be Tartan Terrors, Celtica-Pipes Rock!, and The Fighting Jamesons.  Guinness’s “Pour Your Own Pint,” Irish vendors, spirited step-dancers, thundering pipe-and-drums, and plenty of good craic round out the festivities.  So raise a glass and give everything you’ve got to one full day of Irish rock!  Check out the complete 2014 lineup below. 

 

 

2014 LINEUP
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Gaelic Storm

Main Stage – 8:30pm
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Eileen Ivers

Main Stage – 6:45pm
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Black 47

Main Stage – 5:00pm
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Tartan Terrors

Main Stage – 3:30pm
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Celtica-Pipes Rock!

Main Stage – 2:00pm
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The Fighting Jamesons

Main Stage – 12:30pm
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Things To Do

The Ultimate SNUG package returns  – VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES

For the ultimate Celtic Rock Festival experience, we’re offering a limited number of SNUG packages – $75! This exclusive ticket includes all-day admission, access to our elevated Reserved Deck seating with cocktail service, (2) Guinness beer vouchers, and a Swag Bag featuring the official Celtic Rock Festival t-shirt and other great stuff. Party like a (Celtic) Rock star! Children 2 years and older require a Snug ticket. Tickets are $75 and quantities are VERY limited. Tickets on sale Now.

Celtic Rock KidSTOP courtesy of Citizens Bank

In this special section, the wee folk in your clan get to show their Irish colors – children are invited to have their face painted or visit with our balloon artist for a balloon hat. Erin go bragh!

Great Grub…

Keep your energy high throughout the day with some great grub like Fish & Chips, Corned Beef Sandwiches and Homemade Spiral Potatoes and the classic favorites at all of our festivals like Kettle Korn, Grilled Pizza, and more. And be sure to check out the savory specialties cooked to order by our friends from Julian’s Smoker!

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GUINNESS® invites guests to uniquely customize their GUINNESS® Gravity glass with the “GUINNESS® : A Glass With Your Name On It” promotion.  From 2pm-7pm, the GUINNESS team will be on-hand to custom engrave your very own GUINNESS® Gravity glass with their state-of-the-art laser-engraver, which takes less than a minute per glass.  Don’t miss out on this very “one of a kind” promotion!

 

“Pour Your Own Pint”

Learn from the best – Guinness ambassadors will be on-hand to teach consumers how to perform the essential two-part pour and enjoy their own pint of Guinness. Learn more about the Perfect Pour.

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Introducing: The Guinness Gravity Glass 

The new pint glass demonstrates respect for the heritage of the GUINNESS brand while strengthening its quality credentials with a premium and contemporary design. The new design further glorifies the surge effect of the beer while it settles, bringing the pint to life on the bar. It provides the drinker with an unparalleled drinking experience.

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FAQ's

Festival Snapshot:

  • General Admission, No Reserved Seating… more space for more people to enjoy the festival!
  • General Admission seating areas will be available throughout the event site
  • Re-entry is allowed
  • 2 stages with 6 bands performing live
  • Celtic Café & Bars offering traditional Irish food & a full bar featuring Guinness and festive Celtic cocktails!
  • Celtic Rock Shoppes featuring clothing, jewelry, unique hard to find gift items, and much more
  • This is a rain-or-shine event: in case of rain, all open-air stage acts will be moved inside the main tent

 

Q: Is this event like the Irish Festival in the past?

 A: This event offers much of the familiar Celtic shenanigans our guests have enjoyed at the traditional Newport Waterfront Irish Festival, but the Celtic Rock Festival ventures in new directions by mixing the most-popular performers from our past, blended with new acts debuting here in Newport. We are focusing on contemporary Celtic music and emerging artists to bring you a fresh event with familiar faces and exciting new acts to our faithful fans.

Q: Does my ticket allow me access to see all live acts?

 A: Yes! When you purchase a general admission ticket you have access to all areas of the festival including the main stage, the Celtic Marketplace, Café & Bars, and The Point Waterfront Bar & Lounge. The event will have guest seating areas throughout the festival and open space in front of both stages.

Q: Does my ticket allow for re-entry throughout the day?

 A: Yes! We want you to explore downtown Newport and offer a flexible re-entry policy for this event but we hope once you’re here enjoying the Celtic shenanigans, the tasty Irish grub, and the stunning waterfront view, you’ll never want to leave!

Q: Can kids enter for free, and are there kids’ activities?

A: Yes! All kids under 12 years old are free with an adult, courtesy of Citizens Bank! And as always, they’ll find plenty of fun Celtic crafts and activities to keep them entertained at The Rainbow’s End KidSTOP!

Q: Will there be Irish food at the Festival?

A: Yes! Keep your energy high throughout the day with great grub like Fish & Chips, Corned Beef Sandwiches, Homemade Spiral Potatoes, and the classic favorites like Kettle Korn, Grilled Pizza and more. And be sure to check out the creative culinary specialties cooked to order by our friends aboard Julian’s OmniBus!

Q: Are pets welcome at the Celtic Rock Festival?

A: We love those furry friends, but unless they are certified assistance service animals, unfortunately we cannot allow them inside the event.

THANK YOU TO OUR CELTIC ROCK SPONSORS

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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