GUINNESS has just announced that the magic of Arthur’s Day, taking place on September 27, will be coming to Laois with the local pub at the heart of the celebration.
This year there are no tickets on sale, just grab some mates and head to one of the free Arthur’s Day music events taking place in local pubs across Laois. It promises to be a remarkable night of live music featuring the best of home grown artists, but, as usual, Arthur’s Day will also be a night full of surprises.
Guiness is giving pub goers in Laois the chance to bring an internationally renowned artist such as Example, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Mika, prolific UK rapper Professor Green, Fatboy Slim, Texas or rising star Amy MacDonald, to their local pub by simply voting for their local in the run up to Arthur’s Day. Simply get behind your participating Laois publican and vote for your local in the run up to Arthur’s Day.
Voting will be open until September 16 but in keeping with the spirit of Arthur’s Day, the winning pubs will remain a secret to the public until the night itself so you never know who might walk through the door. Check out www.Guinness.com for full details.
Participating pubs in Laois include Grellan Delaneys and O’ Gormans in Portlaoise, The Anvil in Portarlington and The Horseshoe Inn in Abbeyleix.
Stuart Kinch, GUINNESS Marketing Manager, Diageo Western Europe said, “Arthur’s Day has always been about people coming together for unique and remarkable music experiences in pubs and venues around the country. This year, we wanted to do more and give everyone the chance to experience the magic of Arthur’s Day by making all events free and giving the public a chance to vote and help bring a headline artist to their local!”
The programmes has changed from 38 ticketed music events last year to over 500 free Arthur’s Day music events this year in pubs in all 32 counties. Through the Arthur Guinness Fund, Arthur’s Day supports social entrepreneurs in Ireland and around the world who are in the business of changing communities for the better. For every Facebook ‘check-in’ by people at Arthur’s Day music events in Ireland, a €5 donation will be made to the Arthur Guinness Fund by Guinness.