Irish Festival saved in Liverpool after Feis cancelled

Nathan Carter to play Irish Festival Liverpool at Grand Central Hall
Nathan Carter to play Irish Festival Liverpool at Grand Central Hall

After the news of the Feis Liverpool being canceled, Grand Central on Renshaw Street has announced that all is not lost, and put on their own Irish festival.

Grand in nature as well as in name, this Grade II listed architectural gem of a building has been a go-to destination for eating, drinking and sleeping in the city centre since its relaunch in 2018.

A former Methodist church, former cinema and former home to the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra, to name but a few of the building’s past iterations, Grand Central now houses a 47 room hotel, a bustling food bazaar and, its crowning glory, the 1,100 capacity Grand Central Hall.

Ryan Edwards, Operations Director of Grand Central Hall says: “A lot of the same acts are moving over to this event with more and more additions coming in over the next few weeks. For example, another two have just been added, Aslan and Dubliners. We are not able to transfer tickets as this Irish Festival is a new event through us, but we know the old festival are giving refunds. Our tickets are much cheaper and are available now here.”

This isn’t the only opportunity to see live entertainment at Grand Central Hall. The hall has a packed event programme, including Sunday at The Grand. The dinner show provides opportunities for all the family to enjoy a Sunday roast and live entertainment in the iconic domed theatre on Renshaw Street.

Everyone’s tipple is catered for in the bazaar, with seven themed bars, including a rum bar, an Irish bar and a cocktail bar. Food is served from 12 independent vendors every day from noon (8am on Sundays).