Monday, August 23, 2010

Arthur's Day 2010: More Bands, More Artists & More Tickets

The last time I posted about Arthur's Day 2010 I was able to confirm venues and artists but the specifics weren't available. Since then not only have tickets gone on sale, and sold out!, but all the venues obviously had their respective artists finally confirmed. Unfortunately though, as I said, ticket sales were exceptional and many venues sold out almost straight away. Today, however, I am happy to pass on the very good news that Guinness has announced that a limited number of additional Arthur’s Day tickets for all studio venues will be released for sale at 9am tomorrow (Tuesday, 24th August) via Ticketmaster.

What could make this news any better? Guinness have also announced over 15 additional artists that have been added to the Arthur's Day line up including Manic Street Preachers, David Gray, Cathy Davey and Oscar-winning actor turned musician Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band. There have also been several new talents added to the line up such as Ty, The Courteeners, Biffy Clyro and Bitches with Wolves.

Speaking about Arthur’s Day, Manic Street Preachers said, “Some of our greatest gigs have been in Ireland; we really do have very special memories of playing there. From a tiny show for our first label Heavenly to playing Slane Castle and everything in between. The atmosphere will no doubt be amazing and we’re proud to a part of what is fast becoming one of Ireland’s biggest days of the year”.

While David Gray commented that "Coming back to Ireland is always a great experience for me and the band, particularly being back in Galway! It was amazing to be part of the celebrations last year and to support the Arthur Guinness Fund. We are really looking forward to getting the chance to play some of the new tunes as well as some old faves in such an amazing location. Cheers Arthur!"

New additions to the Arthur’s Day line up:

Studio Artists
Manic Street Preachers
David Gray
Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band
Biffy Clyro
The Courteeners
Cathy Davey
Pub Artists
David Kitt
Oliver Cole
Fight Like Apes
Bitches with Wolves
Ryan Sheridan
Carly Connor

New Arthur's Day Artists

Orla Flanagan, Guinness Brand Manager said, “We are excited about the new acts added to the line up. We wanted to hold back some tickets so that fans of our newly announced artists including Manic Street Preachers and David Gray got an opportunity to see their favourite bands. The real magic of Arthur’s Day is that all the studio artists will also make a surprise appearance in an Arthur’s Day pub venue. Fans that purchase pub tickets will not only see great pub artists but also see artists like Brandon Flowers, Snow Patrol or Paolo Nutini play in a pub for €5 which is an exciting element of Arthur’s Day”.

The Arthur's Day celebrations will begin at 17:59 at St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin on 23rd September. The celebration will then continue with activities and events at various locations in Ireland and throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America. The full line up now stands as follows:

Studio Venues
St James’ GateSnow Patrol
Manic Street Preachers
Biffy Clyro
Our Thursdays Winner
The AcademyBrandon Flowers
Plan B
José González
Slow Club
Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band
Olympia TheatreCarbon/Silicon
Cathy Davey
The Chapters
Our Thursdays Finalist
Vicar StreetThe Maccabees
The Hoosiers
Eliza Doolittle
The Courteeners
The VillageKelis
Tinie Tempah
We Have Band
Folan Quay, Galway HarbourDavid Gray
Newton Faulkner
The Magic Numbers
Sharon Shannon
Our Thursdays Finalist
Savoy, CorkPaolo Nutini
Kt Tunstall
The View
O Emperor
Our Thursdays Finalist

PUB VENUESEach pub will also welcome a surprise performance on the night from a studio artist
The Baggot InnHeathers
David Kitt
The BankJoey Negro & The Sunburst Band
The Brazen HeadThe Shoos
Sparrow and the Workshop
BruxellesSparrow and The Workshop
DakotaThe Milk
Bitches with Wolves
Doheny & NesbittJohn Spillane
The Boy Who Trapped the Sun
Ryan Sheridan
Flannery’sMolotov Jukebox
The GeorgeBitches with Wolves
Dirty Epics
OdeonOliver Cole
Butterfly Explosion
O’Donoghue’sDavid Kitt
The Chapters
Oliver St. John Gogarty’sThe High Kings
Oliver Cole
The Palace BarThe Boy Who Trapped the Sun
John Spillane
PygmalionThe Dirty 9s
The Rags
SinnottsFight Like Apes
The Stag’s HeadThe Rags
Ryan Sheridan
The Temple BarBroken Records
The High Kings
WhelansDirty Epics
Butterfly Explosion

Kelly’sDuke Special
Róisín DubhA Band Called Wanda
Plus Special Guest
TaaffesJohnny Flynn
Plus Special Guest
Tigh CóilíA Band Called Wanda
Johnny Flynn

Crane Lane TheatreCarly Connor
Old OakDirector
Simon Fagan
The PavilionMick Flannery
Simon Fagan
ReardensMick Flannery
Carly Connor

Further Information: Arthur Guinness Fund
The Arthur Guinness Fund supports the emerging sector of social entrepreneurship in Ireland. In April this year, Guinness assigned €1 million to ten social entrepreneurs with each of their projects receiving €100,000 and additional support and expertise from Diageo Ireland and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. A further €1.5 million will be used to support future Irish social entrepreneurs in the coming years.

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