The 2014 Irish 2000 Festival - Fáilte!

Enthusiastic crowd at 2011 Irish2000 Music and Arts Festival


September 12 & 13, 2014

Friday 5 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday 10 a.m. – 11p.m.

2014 marks the 18th Annual Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival. Save the dates -- Sept. 12 and 13, 2014 -- for two great days celebrating Irish music and culture at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers photo

And, who is this year’s headliner? None other than the Red Hot Chilli Pipers! They’ll be on stage both Friday and Saturday.

The group began in 2002 and has become a global phenomenon. Their signature "Bagrock" sound has been heard from New York to Beijing. Their unique fusion of rocked-up bagpipes has clever covers of popular songs.

As one critic said, "The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are sassy, sexy and hugely entertaining." Another said, "The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are great live performers with passion and enthusiasm that has captivated the world."

You won't want to miss them -- their show is amazing!. Check out their website here.

Our discounted, advance-sale tickets are on sale on our website. 

And, we're proud to announce that we've partnered once again with Price Chopper Supermarkets. Discount tickets go on sale at their registers in early August.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers join a great group of previously announced performers: Black 47, The Screaming Orphans, and The Makem & Spain Brothers. Add to this the performances of Kilrush, Scythian and Clann na Gael on Friday night.

On Saturday, the three stages feature a host of acts: Erin Harkes & Oran Mor Pipe Band, The Screaming Orphans, Shilelagh Law, Scythian, The McKrells, Jameson’s Revenge, Sephira and so much more. 

At this point, we do have some sponsors lined up. They include Price Chopper, WTEN/Fox 23 and Clear Channel radio stations of Albany. 

Just a reminder that the not-for-profit Irish Music and Arts Festival, Inc. organizes the annual festival. The goal of the organization is, “To preserve, protect and promote Irish history and culture in the 21st century.” 

In addition to producing the festival, Irish 2000 also supports other non-profit organizations. Since its inception, the festival has donated more than $350,000 to a variety of charities.

Our thanks to all who joined us for Irish 2000 through the years. We couldn’t do it without your support.