Shamrock Fest 2010
March 13, 2010
RFK Stadium Grounds, Washington DC

 

2010 Festival Lineup

Update: LMFAO just added to the ShamrockFest lineup!

ShamrockFest '10 (SRF '10) is heralded as one of the greatest St. Patty's festivals in America. We are proud to announce that SRF '10 has assembled one of the most impressive and exciting entertainment showcases of any festival this side of Ireland. Get a load of this:

- Irish Main Stages: SRF '10 has successfully cornered the Celtic market, bringing you a lineup of the greatest Irish acts on earth. You will experience an exciting array of Irish music like never before including Irish punk, Celtic rock, folk and straight up Irish party bands..

- Taste of Ireland: Join the leaders in the Irish community including the most prominent Irish pubs and establishments at the DC Gaels Irish Village. This massive, tented atrium area features live, authentic Irish entertainers (Irish dancers, fiddlers, bagpipers, etc.), shenanigans and the "Shamrock Pub Games." (our own moronic twist on the Celtic games...you too can join in. Details coming soon)

- National Music Stages: Experience electrifying performances by some of the hottest party bands going. When we say party bands we mean PARTY BANDS.

- Local Rockers: DC has some of the best bands in the country. No need to go hopping around town; SRF '10 features the local elite, all in one venue...And, of course, that includes Dewey Beach's hottest party bands.

- Club DJ Zones: This is no joke. For you serious clubbers you will experience a merging of 15 of the world's premier spin-masters.

10 STAGES! 40+ ACTS!

The Roots
The Roots
With the premiere of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on March 2, 2009, The Roots instantly became one of the coolest house bands in late night television history.
The Roots are the influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia-based band described by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest live acts in the world" and by the Boston Globe as the "greatest hip-hop band in the land." The band has paved the way for live instrumental rap and have won numerous awards for their eclectic jazz-influenced approach to hip-hop, including two Grammys and a 2007 NAACP Image Award.
Train
Train
Over the course of 15 years, Train has made its mark on music history with their Grammy-Award-
winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels.” Since forming in San Francisco in 1994, the multi-platinum selling band has traveled a long, successful and sometimes arduous journey. Following their 2006 release, For Me, It’s You, the band took a three-year hiatus, and in that time, Train has, for all intents and purposes, experienced an epiphany as a whole. Now, with their fifth album, Save Me San Francisco, Train has channeled their early days, revisiting the roots rock sound that has made the band such a tour de force – and, in turn, the band is united stronger than ever before.

http://www.trainline.com/
Scythian Scythian

Dubbed by The Washington Post as "one of DC's most energetic and eclectic bands" Scythian (sith-ee-yin) falls nothing short of a "party band". Their high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music has one goal in mind - to get people on their feet and dancing.

Led by a pair of young raging fiddlers, Scythian has a great respect and admiration for the traditional - the foundation of their music; nevertheless, Scythian is not afraid to wink at convention in search of a little fun, lending them an appeal to young and old alike.

www.scythianmusic.com

Carbon Leaf
Carbon Leaf blasted into the national spotlight three years ago with their major label debut, Indian Summer and landed themselves at the ShamrockFest as well as Big Night DC. Carbon Leaf's brand of rootsy, Celtic-influenced rock originated in the same Richmond, VA, scene that nurtured Dave Matthews Band, Agents of Good Roots, and Pat McGee Band.
Seven Nations

Seven Nations

  • Performed at the Torch Lighting ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
  • Subject of PBS Special “An Evening with Seven Nations”
  • Chosen by Extreme Sports to create the music theme for their theme, which airs internationally
  • Featured on CNN in a Worldbeat special airing internationally
  • Selected by Dewar's Scotch for a multi-million dollar profile campaign and sponsorship.
  • Featured in national print campaign with exposure in over 20 major magazines
  • Seven Nations CD flown on the Space Shuttle Endeavor by Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield
  • First American band to be asked by the National Trust of Scotland to do a return engagement
  • Rolling Stone Presents Showcase and VIP party in San Francisco in 2001
  • Performed for the televised opening ceremony of the New York Marathon in late 2001
  • National Major-market Hard Rock Café tour in 2001
  • Performing at this year's ShamrockFest!


http://sevennations.com/


Hotspur

Hotspur

Winner of “The Freshman” on MTV U – MTV calls Hotspur “Buzzworthy”! This DC area band and Warped Tour Alum was recently chosen for Taco Bell's “Feed the Beat” program along with popular nationals All Amercican Rejects and Owl City, as one of the top 100 bands in the country.  Alternative Press featured Hotspur as 'top unsigned' saying “Hotspur combine intricate piano and heartfelt melodies with enough electronics to keep pop-punk and club kids content”.  Recently nominated for eight awards, including ”Best New Artist”, “Best Modern Rock Band, and “Best Songwriter”, by the Washington Area Music Assoc., Hotspur will rock you with non-stop energy. Constant touring, stadium caliber live performances, and tireless attention paid to their growing legion of fans will all contribute to one day making Hotspur a household name.

http://www.hotspurmusic.com/


Bare Knuckle Boxers
Bare Knuckle Boxers
 We are a 5 piece, High Energy  Irish Rock band out of the Suburbs of Philadelphia. Brought together in 2004, our unique sound combines Traditional and modern Irish music, with rock songs and our originals thrown into the mix. Our Pub and Festival appearances prove to be a success as our fan base grows. After releasing our long-awaited debut CD 'Pictures on the Wall', our popularity continues to expand as our shows spread up the East coast.
Mr. Greengenes

The greatest party band in the history of the world is back to make an historic performance at the ShamrockFest 2010.

This band started literally on Jan 1, 1994 and now, 16+ years later, here we are...still. You can't get rid of us, we will not go away, so suck it! =) Life is good, we love what we do and totally give props to anyone who has ever paid a cover charge to come rock out with us over the last 16+ years and beyond. We do this because people need sum juice. It's pretty lame out there so MRGG is here for your service. :-) So come say hello and party with us....IT'S A CELEBRATION!!


http://www.mrgreengenes.com/


Stephen Kellog & the Sixers
Stephen Kellog and the Sixers

“SK6ERS,” as they’re also affectionately known, have carved a determined, inspiring path since forming in Western Massachusetts in 2003. An exceptional live act given to high-energy showmanship, The Sixers are closing in on their 1000th show with a newfound grit and gratitude. Stephen and core Sixers – Kit “Goose” Karlson (keys, bass, tuba, accordion) and Brian “Boots” Factor (drums, mandolin, banjo) -- are friends who act like brothers and switch off on their instruments to keep it fresh; much in the tradition of their collective heroes, The Band. “We’ve all opted to approach our life in the same way – trying to put integrity ahead of ambitions of fame and fortune, though we’d like that too... at least the fortune part,” Stephen says with a laugh.

http://www.stephenkellogg.com/


Enter The Haggis

Okay, you asked for them and we got 'em so they are comin' back. If you haven't seen the Street Dogs at the ShamrockFest you haven't really seen ShamrockFest...or the Street Dogs.

The Street Dogs, it is somewhat of an understatement to say, are from Boston. Mike McColgan’s name was already indelibly linked with the city, as he had already made his name as the front man for the Dropkick Murphys, the standard-bearers of Boston punk during the late 1990s.

http://www.street-dogs.com/


The Tossers

The Tossers! That's right they are coming this year! Nuff said.

http://www.thetossers.com/


DONEGAL X-PRESS
Donegal X-Press
The Donegal (pronounced 'dä-ne-gäl) X-Press has emerged as one of the premiere Irish-American roots rock groups in the country. This high-energy, six-piece outfit has gained praise and fans from New York to Ireland, Baltimore to Nashville and beyond. DXP blends a unique combination of traditional Irish music with American country and blues, folk and rock, rhythm and funk, which John O'Regan of Roots Magazine calls, "…creative ferocity not seen since The Clash's London Calling period."


http://www.www..dxplive.com/

Enter The Haggis
Enter The Haggis
Over the past three albums and five years, Toronto’s Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis has found itself at the center of a grassroots success story. Enter The Haggis is now one of the hottest Celtic acts in North America.

The band has made waves in the genre, landing high Billboard and iTunes World Music chart positions as well as major television appearances on shows like Live With Regis And Kelly, A&E Breakfast With the Arts and PBS’ popular program Out of Ireland, with its multi-influence style of Celtic rock. It’s the kind of overall sound and devotion package that has created not only die-hard fans, but “Haggis Heads” that follow the band from gig to gig.

http://www.enterthehaggis.com/


Black 47
"...An unashamedly topical wallop of the early-Seventies Jersey-bar E Street Band and the Combat Rock-era Clash, laced with the mourning siren of uilleann pipes." - Rolling Stone

http://www.black47.com/

Icewagon Flu “These guys might be New Jersey's answer to the Barenaked Ladies... Far less lame than John Mayer... I’m sure suburban college kids eat this sh*t up.” (ReadJunk.com)

They’ve been called The Rolling Stones meets XTC meets The Hothouse Flowers meets They Might Be Giants meets The Pogues, but you shouldn’t believe any of that. The FLU are exactly what they say they are… The Greatest Band of All Times.

“If you’ve ever been blown away by fresh instrumentation, and unique songwriting, that makes most of the crap on the radio seem as generic and flavorless as it really is, you will definitely be able to appreciate… Icewagon Flu.” (XM Satellite Radio)

http://www.icewagonflu.com/

Charm City Saints

Charm City Saints

In 2009, Charm City Saints unleashed one of the most original albums in it's genre. "Hooligans and Saints" is filled with melodic catchy hooks while still maintaining that raw gritty energy that is associated with Punk Rock. Melding Traditional instruments like the fiddle, mandolin, tin whistle, bouzouki and accordion with blazing guitars, shattering bass and thunderous drums, Charm City Saints forging a new path for the next generation of Celtic punk rockers!


http://charmcitysaints.com/


Dr. FU

Dr FU

Dr. FU is a dynamic rock cover band known for its energetic stage shows and high-octane-rock versions of hits from the 80's through today. Dr. FU has entertained thousands, at events such as ShamrockFest, Big Night DC, BlocktoberFest, the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon, Broadlands Live, Clarendon Day, and FreedomFest.


http://www.drfu.com/

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Rome In A Day


Rome In A Day

From a musical standpoint, Rome In A Day has something you may not have seen before. Equal parts modern rock edge and soulful vocal styling. This Washington, DC-based band offers electrifying original music featuring strong male and female vocals combined with pure rock adrenaline.

http://www.myspace.com/romeinadaymusic

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The Rovers

The Rovers

Celtic Rock is an apt description for The Rovers' sound. The music is a blend of traditional Irish music with Fiddle, pipes and bodhran honor the traditional elements while bass, drums, congas, percussion and acoustic and electric guitar comprise one of the tightest rhythm sections in the Irish/rock scene.

/www.wild-rovers.com

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White Ford Bronco

White Ford Bronco

DC's beloved all-90s party band, White Ford Bronco, metes out sizzling slabs of rock, decadently dulcet pop ditties, and hot heaping bowlfuls of "OMG-I-Effing-Love-This-Song!!" all lovingly crammed down the throats of the teeming, carousing masses who gather to have their ravenous appetites for the songs of two decades ago (yeah, it's been that long) oh-so-thoroughly satisfied.

http://whitefordbronco.com/

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Along Those Lines

Along Those LInes

With a quaint hometown attitude and an explosive stage show, Along Those Lines has been hailed as one of the best new acts. Mixing hard rock and alternative has never felt so good for this Fairfax based band. A year after the release of the fast selling Along Those Lines EP, the band has set it’s sights on dominating the music scene in every area they play. You’re guaranteed to like what you hear, so come get addicted!

http://www.alongthoselinesmusic.com/

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Pat Premier

Pat Premier

Known nationally in both hip hop and house circles, Pat Premier's versatility and talent make him an exciting performer to see and enjoy. His past performances include Big Night San Diego, Big Night DC, Shamrockfest and Blocktoberfest. Pat Premier has regular events in DC, Austin, NYC and Philadelphia."

http://patpremier.com/

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Kwest

DJ Kwest


DJ Kwest is one of DC's hottest artists. His mission is simple, to rock the party like no other. Kwest's more than 15 years of experience as a professional DJ is just what the doctor ordered. Kwest is on a mission to rock the party - ShamrockFest 2010.

http://djkwest.com/

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Dave Russell


Dave Russell

Dave Russell has been DJing and producing events for two decades. He started out in Hartford CT, and has performed at House Music events in Boston MA, New York NY, Washington DC, Durham NC, Arlington VA, Houston TX, Chicago IL, Aspen CO, Miami FL, San Francisco and Los Angeles CA.

www.clubflipside.com

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Lil' Fos

Lil' Fos

Taking Virginia and the Nation’s Capital by storm and turning heads at clubs and bars. DJ LIL FOS has earned himself a permanent spot on the books in the Northern Virginia area. A welcomed addition to the music scene, Fos has unleashed the energy of his music onto dance floors across the state for several years now.


http://www.djlilfos.info/

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Chris Styles

Chris Styles

On air DJ personality by day at Hot 99.5 and Sirius/XM and "uber talent DJ" by night. He a resident DJ at one of DC's premier nightclubs: Club Fur and we are excited to have him spinning at this year's ShamrockFest.

http://www.myspace.com/everythingchrisstyles

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Flounder

Flounder's Mash Ups

Flounder's been on DC101 for over 10 years and today DJ Flounder is one of the most in-demand dj's in the DC/Metro area.  DJ Flounder has appeared on MTV and has worked with rising stars and big-name bands like Third Eye Blind, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Kid Cudi, and Talib Kweli.  You've heard him on the air and now see him live...This is a set you won't want to miss!

http://floundersmashups.com/

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Maskell

Maskell


As a Professional DJ, Maskell's unique style on the turntables and his top-notch showmanship have drawn attention from all over the country. From playing with Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold at Shamrockfest 2008 for a crowd of 40,000 people to headlining at Big Night DC and Spaghettifest Maskell's career continues to grow at an exponential rate.

www.djmaskell.com/

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DJ Rene

DJ Rene

Dj Rene ( Re-Knee ) is best known for his eclectic style of quick mixes that transcend from the ol school original style of mixing to the new ever changing art of mixing and scratching. He has gone on to spin at some of the biggest social events in the U.S. and opened for some of the best international Dj's.

http://www.djrene.org/







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