Stout-hearted Fat­boy on the bill

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

FRESH from last week­end’s Olympic clos­ing cer­e­mony, Fat­boy Slim and Tinie Tem­pah head up the first batch of names an­nounced for this year’s Arthur’s Day. The Guin­ness-spon­sored event – now in its fourth year – will see big in­ter­na­tional names mix with Ir­ish mu­si­cians in venues around the coun­try on Septem­ber 27th.

Also on the bill is El­lie Gould­ing, whose sec­ond al­bum Hal­cyon is re­leased in Oc­to­ber; Lon­don rap­pers Pro­fes­sor Green and Ex­am­ple; pop singer Mika; Scot­tish rock­ers Texas and fel­low Scot singer-song­writer Amy Macdon­ald. More names, in­clud­ing a strong Ir­ish con­tin­gent, will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks.

Or­gan­is­ers prom­ise that this year will be the big­gest Arthur’s Day to date as they have ex­panded their scope to more than 500 free events in pubs around the coun­try. No tick­ets will go on sale this year, so it’s a lucky dip in the best sense. Pun­ters can also vote for one of the head­line artists to play their lo­cal via guin­, al­though, in keep­ing with the spirit of the event, the win­ning pubs won’t be an­nounced un­til the night it­self.

Case in pint: El­lie Gould­ing

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