Arthur Guinness Day™

Arthur Guinness Day™

Arthur Guinness was a man who made great things happen, he created a beer that is still beloved by the world 250 years later.
That’s why on 26th and 27th of September, Guinness fans around the world will come together at a series of exciting musical events to raise a glass to Arthur and celebrate those who like him, make great things happen.
From the talented musicians that take the stage on the day, to the worthy awardees of the Arthur Guinness Fund, to the many thousands of Guinness fans all around the world, people are coming together on September 26th and 27th to paint the town black.
So, this Arthur Guinness Day™, come and join the thousands of people around the world who are raising a glass to toast those who make things happen.

Arthur’s Day 2013

The GUINNESS team is excited to announce details of Arthur’s Day 2013, which will take place on Thursday26th September. Arthur’s Day will showcase the best of Ireland’s creativity and talent from the world of music and culture at over 500 free music events and creative showcases in pubs across the island of Ireland.

The Arthur’s Day line-up will see a variety of artists play in pubs across the island of Ireland, from the best and brightest of Ireland’s musical talent including The Script, James Vincent McMorrow, The Original Rudeboys, Girl Band and Bouts; to internationally acclaimed artists such as Manic Street Preachers, Emeli Sandé, Janelle Monae and the legendary Bobby Womack. Further artists will be announced later in the summer.

As always Arthur’s Day will be a night full of surprises with acts turning up unannounced to perform in pubs. Some acts will also perform at one of five ticketed music events, taking place in pubs across Belfast, Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

The Script commented; “We can’t wait for Arthur’s Day. We are particularly delighted to see that emerging Irish artists will have such a fantastic opportunity to perform alongside some of the more established names on the line up. Having such a huge stage to perform on will undoubtedly be of benefit to the incredibly talented, up and coming artists and we’re really looking forward to sharing the stage with them”. Emeli Sandé said; “I am really excited to perform at this year’s Arthur’s Day. I’ve heard that the atmosphere is electric so I’m looking forward to taking to the stage on the night”. This year, Arthur’s Day will support, promote and showcase the next generation of Ireland’s musical talent, artists, poets, writers and culinary experts; all of whom are creating and inspiring positive change in Ireland today. GUINNESS will collaborate with publicans and Arthur Guinness Project applicants to transform some local pubs into creative hubs.

On Arthur’s Day, THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE at St. James’s Gate Brewery will be transformed into a cultural hub showcasing Ireland’s talent and creativity across the four areas of Music, Arts, Food and Sport. There is still time to vote for your favourite projects on , the top 10% of which will go to our Arthur Guinness Projects Panel for review with winning applicants receiving up to €50,000 in funding alongside mentoring and support from the panel. Voting closes on Friday 23rd August.

Commenting at the launch, Stephen O’ Kelly, Marketing Director, Guinness said; “Guinness has a long tradition of supporting and promoting emerging talent in Ireland through Arthur’s Day programmes such as ‘Play on the Day’, ‘Our Thursdays’ and the recently launched Arthur Guinness Projects, a major cultural initiative which is championing people whose ideas, passion and spirit are enhancing and shaping our culture and identity. Whilst music will continue to be the cornerstone of the day, this year, our creative canvass will stretch well beyond music, embracing other aspects of our culture by showcasing talent and creativity from sport and food to the arts and design.”

Ireland will join the millions of people taking part in the Arthur’s Day 2013 celebrations across Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Caribbean and Australia.


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