Catch Tom Jones in your lo­cal

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicnews -

Fur­ther de­tails of Arthur’s Day – the mu­si­cal cel­e­bra­tion that will take place around the world on Septem­ber 24th to com­mem­o­rate the 250th birth­day of Guin­ness – were an­nounced this week.

As pre­vi­ously re­ported in this col­umn, a num­ber of high-pro­file acts will play venues in the brew’s hub city of Dublin, as well as in New York, Kuala Lumpur, La­gos and Yaoundé. Pre­vi­ouslyan­nounced per­form­ers for Dublin in­clude Kasabian, The En­emy, The Un­der­tones and Estelle. They will be joined by Tom Jones, David Gray, Ra­zorlight, The Kooks, Su­gababes, Calvin Har­ris, David Holmes, Jamie Cul­lum, Mys­tery Jets, Richard Haw­ley, Rev­erend & the Mak­ers, Noah and the Whale, and more. A num­ber of Ir­ish acts, in­clud­ing Imelda May, Mick Flan­nery, Repub­lic of Loose and The Bl­iz­zards, will also par­tic­i­pate.

Gigs will be split be­tween four main venues in Dublin (The Academy, Vicar Street, Tri­pod and Whe­lan’s) as well as 28 other pubs around the city and a spe­cial venue, Hop Store 13, at the Guin­ness Brew­ery at St James’s Gate. Tick­ets are on sale from Tick­et­mas­ter from next Tues­day, and are ¤9.99 and ¤17.59.

De­tails of acts and the stu­dio venues will be an­nounced early next week, but the line-up for the pub gigs will be kept un­der wraps un­til the end – mean­ing that there’s a good chance you may catch Tom Jones in a cosy set­ting for un­der a ten­ner.

A fourth and fi­nal date has been added to Leonard Co­hen’s Dublin run next week. A lim­ited num­ber of Thurs­day tick­ets are now on sale. Base­ment Jaxx have en­listed some big names for their forth­com­ing al­bum. Yoko Ono, Light­speed Cham­pion, Sam Sparro and Santigold will all ap­pear on Scars, re­leased in Septem­ber. The duo play Elec­tric Pic­nic.

Vic­to­ria “Lit­tle Boots” Hes­keth has said that she will pro­vide the sound­track to a ma­jor film this year. She’s work­ing on the project with Hot Chip’s Joe God­dard.

With just seven weeks to go to Elec­tric Pic­nic, the com­edy line-up is tak­ing shape. Sean Hughes is on the Strad­belly Laughs stage, where he’ll be joined by fel­low Per­rier win­ner Phil Ni­chol. Also per­form­ing will be Bren­don Burns, Kevin Bridges, Joe Rooney, Gavin Web­ster and Eric Lalor.

Buy sex bomb Tom a pint of plain

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.