Bands set for St Patrick’s celebration

Details of London’s Irish parade confirmed

A host of bands are set to take place in London this weekend (March 12) as part of the capital’s St Patrick Day celebrations.

Gemma Hayes, The Chalets, violinist Brian Kennedy and Hothouse Flowers are among the acts taking part in the free event organised by the Mayor Of London.

The bands are set to perform in Trafalgar Square throughout Sunday afternoon.

Traditional Irish music will also be performed at Covent Garden and Leicester Square as part of the event.

Floats are also scheduled to parade from Hyde Park to Piccadilly.

For more information go to: London.gov.uk/stpatricksday/index.jsp.

St Patrick’s Day itself is on March 17.