Guinness announced an big line-up of artists for Dublin’s Arthur’s Day 250th anniversary celebrations on September 24, 2009, including Tom Jones, Sugababes, David Gray, The Kooks, Razorlight, David Holmes, Mystery Jets and Noah And The Whale, who (along with The Chapters) played a special acoustic gig in Oliver St John Gogarty’s in Dublin’s Temple Bar to annouce the line-up. In total, over 60 artists will be performing in Dublin and around the world, including New York,Lagos, YaoundÃ© and Asia.
The celebrations begin in Dublin at 17:59 local time, with a global toast to Arthur Guinness to mark 250 years since the signing of the 9,000 year lease on the St. James’s Gate brewery and kick off the beginning of the Arthur’s Day global events.
In Dublin, the gigs will take place in 28 pubs and four other music venues (Vicar St, Whelan’s Tripod and The Academy), with a concert at the St. James’s Gate brewery itself. One of the most historic buildings in the brewery, Hop Store 13, will become a live music studio for Arthur’s Day, with over 2,000 guests enjoying the show.
Tickets for the pub and venue gigs (except the St James’ Gate concert) will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 9am on 23rd July, costing just €9 and €17.59 respectively. Proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to the Arthur Guinness Fund.
Fionn Regan, Imelda May, Paolo Nutini, Richard Hawley, The Kooks
Calvin Harris, Jamie Cullum, Mongrel, Soul II Soul, Republic of Loose, Roots Manuva
Black Swan Effect, OK Go, Razorlight, Reverend and The Makers, Sugababes, The Blizzards, The Magic Numbers
David Gray, The Hot Rats, Lisa Hannigan, Noah and the Whale, The Enemy, The Undertones, The Wombats
The full list of artists for Dublin’s Arthur’s Day celebrations is: Tom Jones, David Gray, Estelle, Dirty Epics, Noah and The Whale, The Wombats, Calvin Harris, Cherbourg, D’Banj, DJ David Holmes, Eoghan Colgan, Black Swan Effect, The Blizzards, The Chakras, The Chapters, The Enemy, The Hot Rats, The Kooks, The Undertones, Golden Silvers, Hoarsebox, Imelda May, Jamie Cullum, Jay Jay Pistolet, Johnny Flynn, Kasabian, Mick Flannery, Mongrel, Mystery Jets, Nat Jenkins, Noise Control, Razorlight, Republic of Loose, Reverend and The Makers, Richard Hawley, Soul II Soul, Sugababes.