St Patrick’s Day - Old Town Take Over

Clear your weekend and take Monday off as St Patrick’s Day Old Town Take Over returns to 12 of your favourite Old Town Venues!

St Patrick’s Day - Old Town Take Over

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St Patrick’s Day-Old Town Take Over

Clear your weekend and take Monday off!

It’s back and bigger than ever! Taking over 12 of your favourite Old Town Venues.

From the edge of the Grassmarket all the way up George IV Bridge, down the Mile and back along the Cowgate we will be turning the town green.

Keep your eyes peeled for our wee green pint pot cards, get them stamped in any venue, get some free stuff. Easy peasy.

With a cheeky warm up session on Thursday 14th in Whistlebinkies with French Rockers RESCUE RANGERS or if bouncing is more your cup of tea you may be lucky enough to snap up a golden ticket to the last ever Church Edinburgh at the The Mash House with the Legendary LTJ Bukem DJ (Although they have probably all gone in the time it took me to type this)

There is too much to list it all here – 34 bands, 36 DJ’s, 6 Nations Final, Football, Thousands of hats & Hundreds of limited-edition T shirts to give away. It’s Party Time!
Jump over to the events calendar to see everything that’s going on.

A few highlights

Friday 15th March

The Big Shoogle – The World’s Rockiest Ceilidh Band bringing you high energy jigs to get you birlin’. Stramash 19:00

Fit Fridays with Tom Berry (Flare) – Chart/Cheese/ Mash-ups with drinks cheaper than chips Subway Cowgate 22:00

Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club – Bringing ALL the funk to your face La Belle Angele 23:00

Saturday 16th March

DayGlow - Daytime Clubbing– with Taste DJ’s & Friends all in aid of SAMH – Every penny goes to the charity with HSBC matching it £4£! Excellent reason to be out for a stomp during the day. The Mash House 14:00

Guinness Six Nations Final – Full day of nail-biting Rugby shown on all our screens across the Globe Bar, The Fiddlers Arms, Edinburgh, The Royal Mile Tavern, George IV Bar, Bar Salsa and on Stramash’s 21-foot jumbo jobber too. Most places serving food all day (not Salsa they only do liquid lunches) - From 12:00

Rosie Blue bringing smouldering vocals at the Binkies Blues Saturday session. Whistlebinkies 19:00

Decade - Pop Punk Karaoke St Patricks Day Party Fuelled by Fireball Whisky La Belle Angele 23:00

Mad Ferret – Supercharged folk delivered in Ferret fashion. Blisteringly fast with earth moving beats. ‘ Yes, most of their songs are about alcohol, so if you don’t like drinking you better be dancing!’ Stramash 23:45

Sunday 17th March

Sunday arrives early for ALL the venues.
Breakfast in George IV Bar, The Royal Mile Tavern and The Fiddlers Arms, Edinburgh (available all weekend).

Subway Cowgate & Opium - Alternative Club & Bar are throwing open their doors super early to service the masses.

Globe Bar will be keeping emotions high showing all the Sunday sport.

Bar Salsa supplying hairy dugs to ease you into the day gently. Whistlebinkies &
Stramash pulling out all the stops with bands, bands, bands all night long.

More stomping in The Mash House with Trance Wax all night long.

Alternatively the Villager will be offering up a haven of calm amongst the madness. Open from 12:00 for delicious food and kick ass cocktails all weekend.

(Really hope you booked Monday off)

Enjoy.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for St Patrick’s Day - Old Town Take Over are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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