GUINNESS Announces Further Details for Arthur’s Day Global Celebrations
DUBLIN, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — With just seventeen days to go until the Arthur’s Day celebrations begin in Dublin on the 24th September, GUINNESS is today revealing the latest impressive line-up of artists, A-list presenters and international broadcast partners taking part, as the countdown begins to the global festivities.
Around the world amazing talent will perform at Arthur’s Day events including Sean Paul as headlining act at the live show in Lagos, Nigeria and The Black Eyed Peas performing at celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These remarkable global events will see over 60 artists performing more than 60 hours of live music in just one day in events in cities around the world.
Joining previously announced artists Sir Tom Jones, Estelle, Razorlight, Sugababes and Kasabian at the Dublin Arthur’s Day celebrations are Roots Manuva, Paolo Nutini, The Magic Numbers, OK Go and White Belt Yellow Tag, along with some of the best live acts in Ireland today including The High Kings, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, General Fiasco, Spring Break, David Kitt, and Oppenheimer.
Hosting the event in Dublin will be Cat Deeley and Ronan Keating who will take to the stage in the St. James’s Gate Brewery, and will be joined by Colin Murray, Michelle De Swarte and Michelle Doherty who will be presenting live from the four studio venues. The Arthur’s Day celebrations will be beamed across the globe from Ireland, UK, US and Africa via broadcast partners SKY, ITV2 and DirecTV.
The Arthur’s Day celebrations, to mark 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000 year lease on the St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, will begin in the Irish capital at 17:59 local time with a toast to Arthur and carry on around the world in Lagos, Kuala Lumpur and New York.
In Dublin, 33 events will take place simultaneously, including a major performance at the St James’s Gate Brewery and four studio venues as well 28 intimate gigs at pubs around Dublin hosting local acts and surprise guest artists from the A-list line-up. The full line-up for Dublin studio venues and local acts for pub venues has also been announced today.*
New artists announced today are: Born Blonde, Concerto for Constantine, David Kitt, Fiona Melady, Fionn Regan, General Fiasco, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, Leopold, Lumiere, OK Go, Oppenheimer, Paolo Nutini, Roots Manuva, Sean Paul, Sharon Shannon, Spring Break, The Coronas, The High Kings, The Infomatics, The Magic Numbers and White Belt Yellow Tag.
As part of the Arthur’s Day celebrations The Guinness & Co. has pledged to donate 6 million euros to the Arthur Guinness Fund which will be active from September 2009. Arthur Guinness and his family were responsible for some of the most well known acts of philanthropy in Ireland and to honour and continue this legacy we are establishing this fund with the goal of enabling and empowering individuals with skills and opportunities to deliver a measured benefit to their communities.
*Full studio line-up and pub support line-up revealed below.
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Talent Announced (to date)
- Black Swan Effect - Noise Control - Born Blonde - OK Go - Calvin Harris - Oppenheimer - Cherbourg - Paolo Nutini - Concerto for Constantine - Razorlight - D'Banj (performing in Lagos) - Republic of Loose - David Gray - Reverend and The Makers - David Kitt - Richard Hawley - Dirty Epics - Roots Manuva - DJ David Holmes - Sean Paul (performing in Lagos) - Eoghan Colgan - Sharon Shannon - Estelle - Soul II Soul - Fionn Regan - Spring Break - Fiona Melady - Sugababes - General Fiasco - The Black Eyed Peas (Performing - Golden Silvers in Kuala Lumpur) - Hoarsebox - The Blizzards - Imelda May - The Chakras - Jamie Cullum - The Chapters - Jay Jay Pistolet - The Coronas - Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club - The Enemy - Johnny Flynn - The High Kings - Kasabian - The Hot Rats - Lisa Hannigan - The Infomatics - Leopold - The Kooks - Lumiere - The Magic Numbers - Mick Flannery - The Undertones - Mongrel - The Wombats - Nat Jenkins - Tom Jones - Noah and The Whale - White Bell Yellow Tag
Venues hosting live music events in Dublin on Arthur’s Day (24th September)
STUDIOS – ARTIST LINE-UPS
The Academy Fionn Regan, Imelda Tripod Calvin Harris, Jamie 57 Middle Abbey May, Paolo Nutini, Old Harcourt Cullum, Mongrel, Street Dublin 1 Richard Hawley, The Station, Soul II Soul Kooks Harcourt Republic of Loose, Street Roots Manuva Dublin 2 Vicar Street Black Swan Effect, Whelan's David Gray, The Hot Thomas Street OK Go, Razorlight, 25 Wexford Rats, Lisa Hannigan, Dublin 2 Reverend and The Street Noah and the Whale, Makers, Sugababes, Dublin 2 The Enemy, The The Blizzards, The Undertones, The Magic Numbers Wombats
Note that each Pub venue will also feature 1 or 2 headline acts as surprise guests. This will not be announced in advance of each performance.
Bruxelles Jay Jay Pistolet The Odeon Dirty Epics 7-8 Harry Street Jerry Fish and the 57 Harcourt General Fiasco Dublin 2 Mudbug Club Street Dublin 2 Hogans Born Blonde, Oliver St John Born Blonde 35 South Great Oppenheimer Gogarty David Kitt Georges Street 58 Fleet Dublin 2 Street Dublin 2 Sin E Cherbourg The Temple Bar Johnny Flynn 14-15 Ormand Quay Johnny Flynn 47-48 Temple Bar Lumiere Dublin 2 Dublin 2 South William David Kitt Flannery's Cherbourg 52 South William The Infomatics 6 Lower Camden Concerto for Street Street Constantine Dublin 2 Dublin 2 Brogans Jerry Fish and 57 Harcourt Concerto for Dame Street the Dakota Mudbug Street/9 South Constantine Dublin 2 Club, Noise Control William Street Dirty Epics Dublin 2 Cafe en Seine Leopold O'Donoghue's Sharon Shannon 39 Dawson Street White Belt Yellow 15 Merrion Row The High Kings Dublin 2 Tag Dublin 2 Pygmalion Hoarsebox Market Bar Golden Silvers Powerscourt Town The Chapters 14 Fade Street Mick Flannery Centre Dublin 2 South William Street, Dublin 2 Spy Oppenheimer The Foggy Dew Noise Control Powerscourt House The Infomatics 1 Fownes Street The Chakras South William Dublin 2 Street, Dublin 2 Dicey Reilly's The Chakras Eamonn Doran's White Belt Harcourt Street 3A Crown Alley Yellow Tag Dublin 2 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 The Baggot Inn Leopold The Stags Head The Chapters 143 Lower Baggot Nat Jenkins 1 Dame Court General Fiasco Street Dublin 2 Dublin 2 The Auld Dubliner Jay Jay Pistolet Mulligan's Fiona Melady Fleet Street Lumiere 8 Poolbeg Street Mick Flannery Dublin 2 Dublin 2 The Palace Bar Fiona Melady Doheny & Nesbitt Eoghan Colgan 21 Fleet Street Sharon Shannon 5 Lower Baggot Nat Jenkins Dublin 2 Street Dublin 2 The Church Spring Break The Bank on Hoarsebox Junction of Mary College Green The Coronas Street and Jervis 20-22 College Street Green Dublin 1 Dublin 2 The Village Golden Silvers The Brazen Head Eoghan Colgan 26 Wexford Street The Coronas 20 Lower Bridge The High Kings Dublin 2 Street Dublin 2
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