More acts in Arthur's Day line-up
Published 23/08/2010 | 00:18
More than 15 new artists have been added to the star studded line-up to mark Arthur's Day, it was announced today.
Rock legends Manic Street Preachers, David Gray, Dublin singer-songwriter Cathy Davey and Oscar-winning actor turned musician Tim Robbins will be among 60 acts raising a glass of Guinness on September 23.
A limited number of additional tickets for 28 pub venues in Dublin, Cork and Galway are about to go on sale.
David Gray, who performed during last year's first Arthur's Day, said: "Coming back to Ireland is always a great experience for me and the band, particularly being back in Galway.
"It was amazing to be part of the celebrations last year and to support the Arthur Guinness Fund. We are really looking forward to getting the chance to play some of the new tunes as well as some old faves in such an amazing location."
Arthur's Day honours the remarkable legacy of Arthur Guinness, the pioneering brewer and philanthropist who signed the 9,000 year lease on the St James's Gate Brewery in 1759 and introduced Guinness to the world.
Celebrations will begin at 17:59 at St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin and continue with activities and events at various locations in Ireland and throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America.
Proceeds will go to the Arthur Guinness Fund, which is helping social entrepreneurs to deliver transformational change in communities across the island of Ireland.
Artists like Brandon Flowers, Snow Patrol and Paolo Nutini have already agreed to play on the day.
New additions to the line-up also include some fresh new talent making waves including British hip hop rapper Ty, The Courteeners, Mercury Prize nominee Biffy Clyro and Bitches with Wolves.