Orange County Great ParkIRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s a Brits and Celts weekend August 17 and 18 when the Great Park’s Flights & Sounds Summer Festival hosts a British and Irish musical invasion featuring self-described “folk-rockers from Leeds,” The Dunwells and contemporary Irish Celtic music from Solas. The Brits and Celts Weekend, part of the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival musical tour around the world, will be presented in two unique venues at the Great Park this weekend.

“This weekend brings us world-class entertainment from across the pond,” said Beth Krom, Chair of the Orange County Great Park. “These talented performers provide a European stop on our Flights & Sounds Summer Festival musical world tour at the Great Park.”

Enjoy acoustic and electric folk rock under the stars from The Dunwells August 17 at 8:15 p.m. in the beautiful Palm Court Arts Complex. Formed in 2009 in Yorkshire, England, The Dunwells bring to mind the vocal harmonies of Crosby, Stills & Nash and Mumford and Sons.

The Brits and Celts Weekend continues Saturday, August 18 at 8:15 p.m. with Solas, a quintessential Irish-American band featuring Seamus Egan and traditional and contemporary Celtic music on the Runway Stage under the glow of the Great Park Balloon.

The annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival originated in 2008 as part of the Great Park’s commitment to delivering top-quality arts and culture programs to Orange County. Curated in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, the Festival has evolved into a signature event in the Southern California arts landscape.

The Hangar Café opens at 6:00 p.m. and will feature a fresh selection of delicious food and beverages. Admission is free. Parking is $10.00.

About the Orange County Great Park:
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park’s current array of recreational and educational opportunities, including views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air and provides a panoramic view of Orange County.