St. Patrick’s celebrations return to Digbeth with a host of events at The Old Crown

The Old Crown will be bringing their St. Patrick’s festival #DigbethStPats back to Birmingham this March for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing the celebrations to take a 2 year hiatus in 2020 and 2021, and the 2022 programme is shaping up to be the best one yet.

Despite the iconic parade day being cancelled due to the ongoing tram developments throughout the Digbeth district, The Old Crown are determined to celebrate not only a great day in the calendar of our city but also the rich heritage that Ireland has throughout Birmingham.

St Patrick’s events will run throughout March with a programme of events featuring Birmingham legends, Prof. Carl Chinn MBE, Lampa, Caidre, Ash Sheehan, On The Sesh & Irish legends Goats Don’t Shave. There will also be FREE Six Nations screenings on their big 10ft outdoor screen with live music throughout March plus a free Jameson whisky tasting event on Monday 7th March 2022.

Ciaran Healy, director of The Old Crown said “We are really looking forward to our 2022 St Patrick’s Celebrations – after two years off we are looking forward to celebrating Irish culture in the city with an exciting programme of entertainment featuring some of the best Birmingham and Irish talent. We’re really looking forward to Irish legends, Goat’s Don’t shave flying over for a special performance on Friday 18th March.”

Full details of the events can be found below and tickets can be purchased at

  • Tuesday 8th March 2022 – Carl Chinn – Irish literary evening – £5 entry – all proceeds to go to the official St Patrick’s Parade.
  • Saturday 12th March 2022 – Six Nations Rugby with Lampa & Caidre – FREE ENTRY
  • Sunday 13th March 2022 – The legendary St Patrick’s Parade Day Party with Ash Sheehan, Lampa, On The Sesh + DJs till late
  • Monday 14th March 2022 – Jameson Whisky Tasting – FREE ENTRY with a ticket
  • Fri 18th March 2022 – Goats Don’t Shave + The Gold Cup – £5 ENTRY from 7PM
  • Sat 19th March 2022- Rats In The Kitchen (UB40 Tribute) – Tickets from £5

The Old Crown was built in 1368 – the same year the Ming Dynasty began in China – and during its rich history was even a stop for Queen Elizabeth I on her way back from Kenilworth Castle. It’s the oldest non-religious building in the entire city. First recorded as an inn in 1626, it was the only structure still standing after the Battle of Camp Hill – also called the Battle of Birmingham – on April 3 (Easter Monday) in 1643.