Cheers! Stars brew up a storm as revellers toast Arthur

Kirsty Blake Knox

SOME of the biggest names in the music industry brought Dublin alive as Professor Green, Tinie Tempah and Ellie Goulding toasted Arthur.

The rappers, soul singers and big bands hit pubs across the city -- as did thousands of the capital's workers.

And while some begrudgers hit out at "St Guinness Day" -- most people partied the night away.


News broke early in the day that rapper Professor Green wouldn't be staying in Dublin -- although he still found time for dinner at his favourite restaurant Crackbird.

The star was whisked off to Belfast to play two gigs, but as he left, the star quipped: "Bye Dublin, see you again soon."

Tinie Tempah joined Professor Green in Belfast while The Fun Lovin' Criminals headed to Waterford. Frontman Huey tweeted en route "everything is crystal clear now".

But the band was quick to get back to Dublin after the gig. They celebrated Arthur's Day and drummer Frank's birthday in Eamonn Doran's last night.

Fatboy Slim and Ellie Goulding entertained in Cork, but most of the action took place in Dublin in the 'creative district' around George's Street Arcade -- home to Grogans and The Stag's Head.

Dublin Gospel Choir kicked things off in the Market Bar. The crowd cheered Josh Osho's set and Mika's performance of Big Girl (You Are Beautiful). Dakota had a bit of a younger crowd, where doe-eyed girls waited for Example to arrive. The Original Rudeboys whipped the crowd into a frenzy. Primal Scream played in the Grand Social, while Whelan's was taken over by Mumford & Sons.

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