Guinness 250 Celebration Update

G250 September 24, 2009 marks the 250 Anniversary of Arthur Guinness signing the 9,000 year lease at St. James Gate in Dublin. On this day Guinness has set up a set of global celebrations. Dublin will of course be the place to be on this day. If we can’t get there, we will definitely be celebrating in NYC. Celebrations will begin in Dublin at 17:59 (12:59 EST), when there will be a toast to Arthur. It looks like Guinness has pulled out all the stops for this day. Just about every venue in Dublin is hosting a Guinness related event. They have just announce more artists and celebrities that will be there. Celebrities that will be raising a pint to Arthur are Sir Bob Geldof, Guy Ritchie, Carson Daly, Jerry Hall and Sophie Dahl. Here is a complete list of artists that will be joining in the celebration (as of today).

  • Black Swan Effect

  • Calvin Harris
  • Cherbourg
  • D’Banj
  • David Gray
  • Dirty Epics
  • DJ David Holmes
  • Eoghan Colgan
  • Estelle
  • Golden Silvers
  • Hoarsebox
  • Imelda May
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Jay Jay Pistolet
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Kasabian
  • Mick Flannery
  • Mongrel
  • Mystery Jets
  • Nat Jenkins
  • Noah and The Whale
  • Noise Control
  • Razorlight
  • Republic of Loose
  • Reverend and The Makers
  • Richard Hawley
  • Soul II Soul
  • Sugababes
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • The Blizzards
  • The Chakras
  • The Chapters
  • The Enemy
  • The Hot Rats
  • The Kooks
  • The Undertones
  • The Wombats
  • Tom Jones

MJ is pretty excited about Tom Jones being added. I would like to see some more Irish punk added to this list. The Pogues are playing together again the last I heard. Against Me! (not Irish) would be apropos too, with their song “Pints of Guinness Make You Strong”. We still need to do a pour video with that one as the music.

If you can’t get out to an official celebration on September 24, at least make sure you visit your local Irish Pub and raise a pint of the black stuff to Arthur.

7 Responses to “Guinness 250 Celebration Update”

  1. Conor says:

    hey jus wondering where is calvin harris playing

  2. Nancy Smyth, says:

    Help please, Where does one apply for commemorative celebrations community grant. Can’t find details on the sections of the site I’ve looked at and I am most interested in applying, and finding the necessary details and requirements necessary for application, for the Michael Davitt Memorial Association, at Straide, Co.Mayo, who will try to find funds to commemorate 130 anniversary of the ‘Land League’ that succeeded in getting the land for the people and changed Ireland from a feudal system to owners and occupiers. This is the only space I can find to email my request. Thanking you.
    Nancy Smyth,

  3. TONY FULLER says:

    FREE MAC GUINNESS – Irish Ceili Band – will be playing in Reading at The Three Guineas pub from 4pm

    London-Irish Rugby supporters club – will be filling the pub to join in the Guinness 250yrs Birthday celebrations

    Come and join us on Sky TV – @ The 3 Guineas pub – on Reading station 24th Sept.



  4. Lou says:

    I can’t believe there isn’t a BIG party in Leixlip, the original home of Guinness…what’s that about?!?!??!

  5. Black Stuff says:

    I am in Celbridge and the home of Arthur the Mucky Duck seems quiet why was there not a surprise guest there

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