Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Guinness 250 Years Celebrations: Update 2

I just wanted to give you a quick update on what's happening in the world of Guinness. Back in July I posted about the Guinness 250 Years Celebrations that will be taking place on September 24th, marking the first official 'Arthur’s Day'. Following on from the update posted in August I am excited to announce some more information that I got through yesterday.

On top of the previously mentioned superstars who will be performing on the 24th (Sir Tom Jones, Kasabian and Estelle) at The Guinness Hopstore; there have now been a number of additional announcements...

Joining the above artists are Roots Manuva, Paolo Nutini, The Magic Numbers, OK Go and White Belt Yellow Tag; as well as some top Irish favourites such as The High Kings, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, General Fiasco, Spring Break, David Kitt, and Oppenheimer.

Guinness have also announced a number of additional International events that will take place to mark this new holiday - Sean Paul will headline in Lagos, Nigeria and The Black Eyed Peas will perform in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These two events will be just a small addition to what is now over 60 artists performing more than 60 hours of live music in just one day all over the world.

Ireland's contribution to the global showcase will see Cat Deeley and Ronan Keating hosting the stage in St. James's Gate, with a bit of help provided by Colin Murray, Michelle De Swarte and Michelle Doherty with updates from the 4 studio venues. All of this will be broadcast on TV3, SKY and ITV2.

For the full details of all the acts and celebrities who are taking part in the 33 Irish events (the St James’s Gate concert, the 4 studio venues and 28 gigs in pubs around Dublin) just visit www.guinness.com.

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