Pairc pop up shop with Ocean Colour Scene exhibition, Irish Post exhibit and more has opened in Moseley

A pop-up festival ticket shop and free entertainment hub has opened in Moseley. The shop is located at 129 Alcester Rd, on Moseley High Street in Birmingham with tickets to Pairc Festival and the opening party with Ocean Colour Scene will be available to buy from the shop.

Pearce Macca of The Clause

The store opened on Friday 15th July with live in-store performances from The Clause, Marquis Drive and Ash Sheehan on the Saturday to mark the launch.

The shop features vintage clothes trader Selected Steeze who has lots of wonderful items on sale. The shop also features a special exhibition of Ocean Colour Scene prints from photographer, Tony Briggs. Tony was the exclusive photographer and video director for Ocean Colour Scene from Moseley Shoals to Marchin’ Already and is currently launching his new coffee table book “Behind the Scene” which is due out in August. Prints displayed are one-off book page proofs and iconic shots of the band.

Ocean Colour Scene Photographed by Tony Briggs

The shop also features an incredible exhibit of Birmingham-Irish history with a collection of archived Irish Post photographs which detail the lives of everyday Irish people living in Birmingham.

About Páirc Festival 

Páirc Festival will bring multiple performances which will celebrate the link between Birmingham and Ireland across a three day outdoor celebration – Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August 2022 held at the new Birmingham Irish Centre in Kings Heath.

Launching the weekend is one of Birmingham’s biggest musical exports and Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene, who headline the Friday launch event. Joined by Birmingham’s hotly tipped for success four-piece indie band The Clause, 7 piece band and Ocean Colour Scene tour veterans Marquis Drive who appeared on the 2021 UK Tour and features Ocean Colour Scene Drummer Oscar’s son Leon Harrison on vocals, followed by Killglass in support.

Saturday will showcase the best of Birmingham and Irish talent with Imelda May and fellow Irish legends Hothouse Flowers, Beoga who co-wrote Ed Sheeran’s hit Galway Girl, Damien Dempsey and Hermitage Green taking to the stage, and The Father Teds and Lampa heading up Birmingham’s offering to the bill.

Pairc Festival Line-up

Sunday will round off celebrations with Finbar Furey and Nathan Carter headlining, joined by Irish icons The Sharon Shannon Trio, The Dublin Legends and The Kilkennys, alongside homegrown talent and Birmingham Irish bands On The Sesh and Bang On The Ear

Tickets on sale here – 

Pairc Festival Shop is located 129 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8DD