SHOWCASING IRELAND’S CULTURE WITH LIVE MUSIC AROUND THE CITY
At 17:59 on Thursday the 26th of September, Arthur’s Day kicked off with a bang as glasses were raised around the world to toast Dublin’s most famous son; Arthur Guinness.
Since its inception in 2009, Dublin has been the celebratory hub of Arthur’s Day, with world class acts rubbing shoulders with local musicians (and fans) on stages around the city.
In 2013, the focus shifted from being simply a music festival to a celebration of Irish talent and creativity, with locations like the Storehouse being transformed into cultural hubs, all with the aim of singing the praises of Ireland’s cultural revival.
All tastes were catered for in this year’s line up, with The Script, The Original Rude Boys, Janelle Monae and Bouts providing everything from pop to grunge with a dash of soul and hip hop thrown in for good measure.
As always Arthur’s Day was a night full of surprises with acts turning up unannounced to perform in pubs. Even if the pub you chose to celebrate in didn't host one of these mystery super-acts, one thing you could count on was that you would have an unforgettable night no matter where you ended up.