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R&B star Kelly Rowland and Australian chart-topper Natalie Imbruglia added to the Dublin Arthur’s Day lineup


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GUINNESS 250 celebrations

The Arthur's Day celebrations, to mark 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000 year lease on the St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, will begin in the Irish capital at 17:59 local time with a toast to Arthur and carry on around the world in Lagos, Kuala Lumpur and New York.  In Dublin, 33 events will take place simultaneously, including a major performance at the St James's Gate Brewery and four studio venues as well 28 intimate gigs at pubs around Dublin hosting local acts and surprise guest artists from the A-list line-up.
Dublin, Ireland – As the world prepares to begin the global Arthur’s Day celebrations on 24 September, Guinness & Co. has announced more incredible international talent joining the line-up of artists taking part.  R&B star Kelly Rowland and Australian chart-topper Natalie Imbruglia will be performing at studio venues in Dublin, joining a star-studded list of more than 60 acts already confirmed to take part, including Sir Tom Jones, Razorlight, Paolo Nutini, Estelle, Sugababes and Kasabian. 
The Arthur’s Day celebrations mark 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000 year lease on the St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Festivities will begin in the Irish capital at 17:59 local time with a toast to Arthur and carry on around the world in Lagos, Kuala Lumpur and New York.   Around the world amazing talent will perform at Arthur’s Day events including Sean Paul headlining the live show in Lagos, Nigeria and The Black Eyed Peas leading the celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Arthur’s Day celebrations will be beamed across the globe from Ireland, UK, US and Africa via broadcast partners SKY, ITV2, and DirecTV. 
As part of the Arthur’s Day celebrations Guinness & Co. has established the €6 million Arthur Guinness Fund which will be active from September 2009. 
Arthur Guinness and his family were responsible for some of the most well known acts of philanthropy in Ireland and to honour and continue this legacy we are establishing this fund with the goal of enabling and empowering individuals with skills and opportunities to deliver a measured benefit to their communities.


  • Black Swan Effect
  • Born Blonde
  • Calvin Harris
  • Cherbourg
  • Concerto for Constantine
  • D’Banj (performing in Lagos)
  • David Gray
  • David Kitt
  • De Dannan
  • Dirty Epics
  • DJ David Holmes
  • Eoghan Colgan
  • Estelle
  • Fionn Regan
  • Fiona Melady
  • General Fiasco
  • Golden Silvers
  • Hoarsebox
  • Imelda May
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Jay Jay Pistolet
  • Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Kasabian
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Lisa Hannigan
  • Leopold
  • Lumiere
  • Maria Doyle
  • Mick Flannery
  • Mongrel
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Nat Jenkins


  • Noah and The Whale
  • Noise Control
  • OK Go
  • Oppenheimer
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Razorlight
  • Republic of Loose
  • Reverend and The Makers
  • Richard Hawley
  • Roots Manuva
  • Sean Paul (performing in Lagos)
  • Sharon Shannon
  • Soul II Soul
  • Spring Break
  • Sugababes
  • The Black Eyed Peas (Performing in Kuala Lumpur)
  • The Blizzards
  • The Chakras
  • The Chapters
  • The Coronas
  • The Dying Seconds
  • The Enemy
  • The High Kings
  • The Hot Rats
  • The Infomatics
  • The Kooks
  • The Magic Numbers
  • The Undertones
  • The Wombats
  • Tom Jones
  • White Bell Yellow Tag


Venues hosting live music events in Dublin on Arthur’s Day (24th September) ST JAMES’S GATE BREWERY – ARTIST LINE-UP

Estelle  Sugababes
Kasabian Sir Tom Jones


The Academy57 Middle Abbey StreetDublin 1 Fionn ReganImelda MayNatalie Imbruglia Paolo NutiniRichard HawleySharon ShannonThe Kooks TripodOld Harcourt Station, Harcourt StreetDublin 2 Calvin HarrisJamie CullumKelly RowlandMongrelSoul II SoulRepublic of LooseRoots Manuva
 Vicar StreetThomas StreetDublin 2  Black Swan EffectOK GoRazorlightReverend and The Makers SugababesThe BlizzardsThe Magic Numbers  Whelan’s25 Wexford StreetDublin 2  David GrayThe Hot RatsLisa HanniganNoah and the WhaleThe EnemyThe UndertonesThe Wombats

 28 PUBS – ARTIST LINE-UPSNote that each Pub venue will also feature 1 or 2 surprise special guests. This will not be announced in advance of each performance.

Bruxelles7-8 Harry StreetDublin 2  Jay Jay PistoletJerry Fish and the Mudbug ClubMaria Doyle  The Odeon57 Harcourt StreetDublin 2 General Fiasco Dirty Epics 
Hogan’s35 South Great George’s StreetDublin 2  Born Blonde Oppenheimer Oliver St John Gogarty58 Fleet StreetDublin 2 Born BlondeDavid Kitt
Sin É 14-15 Ormand QuayDublin 2  Concerto for ConstantineDirty Epics The Temple Bar47-48 Temple BarDublin 2 Johnny FlynnLumiere
South William52 South William Street Dublin 2  David KittThe Infomatics Flannery's6 Lower Camden StreetDublin 2 CherbourgConcerto for  Constantine
Brogan’s75 Dame StreetDublin 2 Jerry Fish and the Mudbug ClubCherbourg Dakota9 South William StreetDublin 2  The ChakrasThe Chapters
Café en Seine39 Dawson StreetDublin 2  LeopoldWhite Belt Yellow Tag O'Donoghue's15 Merrion RowDublin 2 Sharon ShannonThe High Kings
PygmalionPowerscourt Town CentreSouth William Street Dublin 2  HoarseboxThe Chapters Market Bar14 Fade StreetDublin 2 Golden SilversMick Flannery
SpyPowerscourt HouseSouth William Street, Dublin 2  OppenheimerThe Infomatics The Foggy Dew1 Fownes Street Dublin 2  Noise ControlMaria Doyle 
Dicey’s GardenHarcourt StreetDublin 2   The ChakrasThe Dying Seconds Eamonn Doran's 3A Crown AlleyTemple BarDublin 2  White Belt Yellow TagNoise Control
The Baggot Inn143 Lower Baggot StreetDublin 2 LeopoldNat Jenkins The Stag’s Head1 Dame CourtDublin 2  Johnny FlynnGeneral Fiasco
 The Auld DublinerFleet StreetDublin 2   Jay Jay PistoletLumiere  Mulligan’s8 Poolbeg StreetDublin 2  Fiona MeladyMick Flannery
The Palace Bar21 Fleet StreetDublin 2  Fiona MeladySharon Shannon Doheny & Nesbitt5 Lower Baggot StreetDublin 2 De DannanEoghan ColganNat Jenkins
The ChurchJunction of Mary Street and Jervis StreetDublin 1  Spring BreakThe Dying Seconds  The Bank on College Green20-22 College GreenDublin 2 HoarseboxThe Coronas
The Village26 Wexford StreetDublin 2 Golden SilversThe Coronas The Brazen Head20 Lower Bridge StreetDublin 2 Eoghan ColganThe High Kings