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ARTHUR’S DAY CELEBRATIONS TO REACH EVERY CORNER OF IRELAND
OVER 500 LIVE MUSIC EVENTS IN ALL 32 COUNTIES
EXAMPLE, TINIE TEMPAH, ELLIE GOULDING, MIKA, PROFESSOR GREEN, FATBOY SLIM, TEXAS AND AMY MACDONALD JOIN THE BEST OF HOME GROWN ARTISTS FOR THIS YEAR’S ARTHUR’S DAY LINE UP
Today, 15th August: GUINNESS® is delighted to announce that for the first time ever the magic of Arthur’s Day™, taking place on 27th September, will be coming to every corner of Ireland with the local pub at the heart of the celebration.
Due to its huge popularity among Irish pub goers and publicans alike, GUINNESS has significantly expanded the Arthur’s Day celebrations since last year to include live music events in local pubs across Ireland so whether you’re from Dingle, Derry or Dublin, it’s never been easier to take part in what is set to be no ordinary Thursdaynight.
This year there are no tickets on sale, just grab some mates and head to one of 500 free Arthur’s Day music events taking place in local pubs across all 32 counties. It promises to be a remarkable night of live music featuring hundreds of home grown artists but, as usual, Arthur’s Day will also be a night full of surprises….
GUINNESS is giving you the chance to bring internationally renowned artists such as Example, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Mika, prolific UK rapper Professor Green, Fatboy Slim, Texas and rising star Amy Macdonald to one of the 500 Arthur’s Day music events taking place in a local pub near you. Simply get behind your publican and vote for your local in the run up to Arthur’s Day.
Voting will be open from 15th August to 16th September but in keeping with the spirit of Arthur’s Day, the winning pubs will remain a secret to the public until the night itself so you never know who might walk through the door. Check out www.Guinness.com for full details.
Arthur’s Day artist Tinie Tempah, who has recently had four top 5 singles in the Irish charts, said, “I played Arthur’s Day back in 2010 so I know all about the magic of it. I’m honoured to be invited back to Ireland for 2012 and couldn’t be more excited about playing a pub gig for a small, surprised crowd! We’ll be kick starting the global celebrations in Ireland on September 27th - hope to see you all there!”.
Stuart Kinch, GUINNESS Marketing Manager, Diageo Western Europe said, “Arthur’s Day has always been about people coming together for unique and remarkable music experiences in pubs and venues around the country. This year, we wanted to do more and give everyone the chance to experience the magic of Arthur’s Day by making all events free and giving the public a chance to vote and help bring a headline artist to their local!”
“Apart from the change from 38 ticketed music events last year to over 500 free Arthur’s Day music events this year in pubs in all 32 counties, we anticipate many more pubs will also be organising their own celebrations around the country so it promises to be the biggest Arthur’s Day yet with the Arthur Guinness Fund also directly benefiting from the celebration”.
Through the Arthur Guinness Fund, Arthur’s Day supports social entrepreneurs in Ireland and around the world who are in the business of changing communities for the better. This year, for every ‘check-in’ by people to the Arthur’s Day Facebook event, a €5 donation will be made to the Arthur Guinness Fund by GUINNESS. Check out details on how to RSVP and ‘check-in’ on the Guinness Ireland Facebook page.
GUINNESS will be making further exciting announcements in the coming weeks of additional international artists added to the line-up, unique performance collaborations and more surprising ways to enjoy a remarkable Arthur’s Day celebration in Ireland.
For detailed information about GUINNESS® and Arthur’s Day visit Guinness.com
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If you don’t know who Spring Break are, well, erm, you may not be as excited by this competition as I am.
We went last year and had a great time. This year you can win a pair of tickets too.
To be in with a chance just comment below letting us know why you think you should win! I’ll pick the winners on Wednesday afternon.
Don’t forget, if your name is Patrick, Patricia or a derivative thereof, you can get free entry on the day.
Details from the press release below and details on their site here:
Thursday 3rd March: Today, Guinness Storehouse announced that they will host the first ever “Patrick Parade” on St. Patrick’s Day in celebration of all the things Patrick!
As part of their exciting St. Patrick’s Day Festival, this year Guinness Storehouse is inviting everybody by the firstname of *Patrick, and variants of the name (see full list below), to take part in, as well as enjoy, the amazing line-up of entertainment at the Storehouse.
As well as their very own parade, all those by the name of Patrick who land at Guinness Storehouse on St. Patrick’s Day will receive free entry to enjoy the festivities.
Upon arrival all Patricks will receive a VIP (Very Important Patrick) Pass, a special VIP Patrick t-shirt and are invited to join in the special Patrick Parade!
All Patricks are invited to take part in the Patrick Parade, which will be led by an energetic marching band in celebration of all things Patrick.
The Patricks will parade alongside the band proudly celebrating their namesake on St. Patrick’s Day! Patricks must present official photo ID, e.g. passport, driver’s license, National Identity Card, at the point of purchase to gain free admission.
(Can’t see this? The PDF is here.)
As well as the Patrick Parade, there is a vibrant line up of home grown talent and entertainment to mark the occasion of Ireland’s national holiday.
Headlining the day is Ireland’s most loved 80’s cover band ‘Spring Break’ who will be sure to keep the crowd dancing with their signature air guitar moves and air punching!
DJs will provide some seriously cool tunes to compliment the panoramic 360 views in Gravity Bar, the highest viewpoint of the city where visitors receive a complimentary pint of Guinness to enjoy while soaking up the atmosphere on the day.
For all those who are not lucky enough to be called Patrick but would like to be involved in the celebrations, there will be an interactive Céilí taking place for all to enjoy.
Or for those who would rather stay off the dance floor and fancy learning a new skill, staff will be on hand to demonstrate how to master the art of pouring the perfect pint of Guinness plus caricaturists will be on hand to capture the moment as a memento to take home!
The Storehouse will serve complimentary Guinness brown bread with smoked salmon on the day as well as complimentary tastings of two Guinness variants – Foreign Extra Stout and Extra Stout. There will also be a selection of traditional and contemporary Guinness inspired recipes on offer in the Brewery Bar Restaurant.
The ultimate St. Patrick’s Day experience at Guinness Storehouse is free of charge to all Patricks and for everyone else, standard admission rates apply.
Adult tickets cost €15 and those who purchase a ticket online at www.guinness-storehouse.com can also avail of a 10% discount off adult tickets.
For full terms and conditions and details of The Guinness Storehouse St. Patrick’s Day Festival log onto www.guinness-storehouse.com and check out the new Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/guinnessstorehouse.