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A proud family-friendly celebration of all things Irish

Top of the mornin' to you! Paddyfest, the largest St Patrick's Day festival ever seen in Brisbane, is a proud celebration of all things Irish with great beer, authentic food, vibrant culture, awesome entertainment and great craic!

Held on Saturday 17 March 2018, this all-day, family-friendly celebration will transform Eagle Farm Racecourse into a bustling Irish village, with an array of pop-up bars, tantalising food stalls, traditional Irish dancing, roving pipe bands, live music, a set by Irish stand-up comedian Jimeoin and so much more.

Second release tickets, priced from just $15 per person, are now on sale - so get in quick!

The fun kicks off at 11am and runs right through till 10pm. A General Admission ticket gives you access to Eagle Farm Racecourse throughout the day and evening, including the pop-up bars, Brisbane's tastiest food trucks, live music all day, including U2 cover band Achtung Baby, the mind-blowing Ukelele Death Squad, popular trio Tartan Shamrock and acoustic guitar hero Shanon Watkins, plus headline act Jimeoin, one of the best stand-up comics of this generation.

Adding the atmosphere are two thrilling competition events: a wing-eating contest, where the champion will walk away with a Paddyfest Merch Pack and bragging rights for the rest of the year! If you are up for the challenge, register online or before 1pm on the event day.

There will also be a best-dressed competition and all takes on Irish-themed costumes are accepted, from the traditional to the fictional (everything from Leprechauns to Mrs. Brown!) Click here to register online.

If you want to take your Paddyfest Brisbane experience to the next level (literally), you can opt for the VIP Paddyfest Party, priced at $65pp.

VIP ticketholders will enjoy the live entertainment from an exclusive elevated position with a cold drink in hand and can come and go from the general public area as they please. The all-inclusive experience features:

  • Access to Paddyfest at Eagle Farm Racecourse

  • Access to The Society Rooftop, offering a bird's-eye view of the Main Stage

  • Drink on arrival

  • Snacks throughout the day (additional food available for purchase)

  • Roving entertainment

    Tickets are now on sale and selling fast. Secure your preferred ticket today at All pre-purchased tickets will automatically go into the draw to win a return flight to Ireland!

    Pre-purchase tickets are priced as follows: General Admission $15pp, VIP Paddyfest Party $65pp, Children (13 17 years) $10 and Children (12 years & under) receive FREE entry.

    Starting planning your visit to Paddyfest Brisbane today. For all the latest on the entertainment line-up, to register for competitions and to purchase ticketing, please visit

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    When: 17th March 2018, 11am to 10pm
    Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007
    Cost: Tickets from $15
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