Arthurís Day in Dublin Ireland 2011
GUINNESS fans all over the country will be delighted to hear that Arthurís Day will make a very welcome return on Thursday, 22nd September.
Arthurís Day, which is the day that celebrates Arthur Guinness and his remarkable legacy, will once again feature an incredible line up of some the best international and Irish acts perform in the intimate surroundings of select pubs across the island of Ireland making this one of best things to do in Dublin this September.
Due to its phenomenal success, studio celebrations will take place in four locations across the island of Ireland in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Limerick this year.
Guinness continues to bring fans close to the action and earlier today the launch of Arthurís Day featured live performances by Aloe Blacc, Paloma Faith, Cashier No. 9, Ryan Sheridan and Bressie, as a taste of whatís to come on Arthurís Day itself. Guinness fans all over the country were treated to exclusive live footage of the performances from a live stream on the Guinness Ireland Facebook page.
Speaking about Arthurís Day, Paloma Faith said ďArthurís Day just looks like the best fun. A fantastic city, great bands and amazing music. Iím especially looking forward to a completely stripped back set in a local pub Ė a great intimate setting that should make for a fantastic atmosphere. See you on 22nd September Ireland!ď
Aloe Blacc added ďIt has been an incredible year for me so far and I am so thrilled to be invited to play Arthurís Day. Having heard the amazing things the Arthur Guinness Fund is doing around the world, and with my own goal being to encourage positive social change through my music, there was no questionÖ I had to be involved. From the line up announced so far, Iíd say itís looking set to the be the best year yet - am hoping Iíll get a chance to see some of the other great acts while Iím there. See you on 22nd!ď
Also speaking today, Tanya Clarke, Marketing Director, Diageo Ireland said, ďWe are thrilled to announce that Arthurís Day is back, and this year even more countries will host live music events to mark the occasion with performances taking place all across the world, kick-starting right here in Dublin, the home of Guinnessď.
ďNow in its third year, Arthurís Day has proven a massive hit with people throughout Ireland and indeed the globe. This year we are delighted to extend our Irish music hubs to pubs and venues in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Belfast, where music fans will be treated to internationally acclaimed musicians, in the intimate surrounds of their local pub.ď
At 17:59 locally and around the world, countries including Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Caribbean nations, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea, will all join in the celebrations to mark the philanthropic legacy of Arthur Guinness now making this one of the most popular Dublin tourist attractions.
Arthurís Day continues the philanthropic tradition of Arthur Guinness with all ticket proceeds from the day going directly to the Arthur Guinness Fund.
The Arthur Guinness Fund, along with Arthurís Day was established as part of the Guinness brandís 250th celebrations in 2009. The Arthur Guinness fund has had a significant and positive transformational impact on local communities in Ireland. Last week Guinness drew down on a further Ä650,000 from the fund, which was awarded to another ten Irish social entrepreneurs. The ten entrepreneurs with each of their unique projects will not only receive financial support but also professional business mentoring over the next two years.
Tickets for Arthurís Day go on sale from Ticketmaster on 4th August.
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