Monday 18 December 2017

Paloma Faith laments demise of Arthur's Day

Paloma Faith performing at the Groove Festival Kilruddery House 2014
Paloma Faith performing at the Groove Festival Kilruddery House 2014
The crowd enjoying the Groove Festival. Picture: G. McDonnell
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Paloma Faith has defended Guinness's now-defunct Arthur's Day celebrations.

The singer was part of the Arthur's Day line-up back in 2011 alongside The Scissor Sisters, Aloe Blacc and Calvin Harris. She is adamant the annual celebration did not encourage or endorse binge drinking.

"I didn't get offered a single pint of Guinness when I played it, not one – and I asked plenty of times," she told the Irish Independent. "I can tell you it's not a boozefest. I thought it fun, it was a really good line-up, I'm sad to hear it's over."

Faith headlined Groove Festival in Killruddery House in Bray on Saturday, and spoke of her ties to Ireland and her friendship with former 'Love/Hate' star Robert Sheehan.

"We met at a Louis Vuitton party a while ago. He's very naughty – and so am I. We're like bold children."

Irish Independent

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