Friday, July 30, 2010

Arthur's Day 2010

Back in June I posted about the return of Arthur's Day this September. With ticket sales well under way (and sold out in many cases! - but check for full details) it looks like the 23rd September is going to be just as huge as promised. The biggest news so far, for most people, was probably the announcement that The Killers’ Brandon Flowers will be topping the list of the 20 or so artists that have been added to the star studded line-up. The list (below) is a whopper one too, and includes the likes of Newton Faulkner, Plan B, KT Tunstall, José González, The Magic Numbers and Kelis, as well as homegrown talents like Snow Patrol and Paolo Nutini.

The main difference with this year's celebrations is a focus on making the pub the heart of the celebrations. This is being done by using 28 different pub venues to host an artist to kick off the celebrations after the toast to Arthur Guinness at 17.59. Basically this means that Pub ticket holders will get to see a great artist in the comfort of their favourite pub, however, there will also be a surprise performance from one of the studio artists too. For Studio ticket holders there will be up to five international and Irish artists performing at each studio venue.

Speaking at the Arthur’s Day announcement, Orla Flanagan, Guinness Brand Manager said “We are delighted to add more fantastic artists to our Arthur’s Day line up. Studio tickets to last year’s Arthur’s Day celebrations last year sold out in one hour so we are anticipating huge interest again tomorrow morning. With the great acts who are involved in Arthur’s Day this year, the 23rd of September looks set to be another remarkable celebration of Arthur Guinness and his lasting legacy. I’m really looking forward to raising a glass to the man himself on the day”.

Studio tickets and the outdoor Galway music event will cost €10 and the 28 pub venues will cost €5 with proceeds from all Arthur’s Day ticket sales benefiting the Arthur Guinness Fund.

Arthur's Day Artists

Studio Artists
Snow Patrol
Paolo Nutini
José González
The View
We Have Band
The Hoosiers
Slow Club
The Maccabees
The Magic Numbers
Sharon Shannon
Brandon Flowers
Eliza Doolittle
KT Tunstall
Newton Faulkner
O Emperor
Plan B
Tinie Tempah

Pub Artists
The High Kings
The Chapter
The Dirty 9s
The Milk
Broken Records
Mick Flannery
The Rags
John Spillane
Dirty Epics
A Band Called Wanda
Butterfly Explosion
Duke Special
James Vincent McMorrow
Johnny Flynn
Molotov Jukebox
Simon Fagan
Sparrow and the Workshop
The Boy Who Trapped the Sun
The Shoos
Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band

Arthur’s Day Venues*
Studio Venues
St James’s Gate Brewery
The Academy
Vicar Street
The Village
Olympia Theatre

Pub Venues
The Bank
Oliver St. John Gogarty’s
The Baggot Inn
The Stag’s Head
The Temple Bar
The George
Doheny & Nesbitt
The Brazen Head
The Palace Bar

Outdoor Music Event
Folan Quay at Galway Harbour

Pub Venues
Róisin Dubh
Tíg Cóilí

Studio Venue

Pub Venues
The Old Oak
Crane Lane Theatre
The Pavilion

*Subject to licence

Previous Arthur's Day and Guinness 250 Celebration posts:

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