September 24, 2013

All-Star line-up announced for Arthur Guinness Day

The Caribbean will once again celebrate the boldness, vision and legacy of Guinness® founder Sir Arthur Guinness when it joins in the global celebration of the fifth Arthur Guinness Day (AGD).{{more}}

On September 26, the world pays homage to the founder of the world’s number one stout with a grand music celebration, featuring some of the world’s best performers across global music genres. In Kingston, Jamaica, some of the Caribbean’s best artistes from reggae, soca and dancehall will converge at the National Indoor Sports Centre. This year Caribbean music stalwarts in I-Octane, Tarrus Riley, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Aidonia and Busy Signal will unite the Caribbean through music in memory of Sir Arthur.

While the AGD concert will be held in Jamaica, there will be a live simulcast to approximately the million viewers across one Caribbean, giving consumers the opportunity to enjoy a remarkable event from their homes. This will be available for viewing in St Vincent and the Grenadines from 9 p.m. at the Solidarity car park, Kingstown.

As part of this year’s AGD celebration, and in addition to the live streaming, Guinness StVincent will host an event with musical performances from 1st Lady, Royale and SVG’s superstar Skinny Fabulous. Also performing would be the original Jamaican Bubblers who have been seen in videos such as Konshens “gyal ah bubble” and Vegas’ “Bruk it down”. It doesn’t end there, the Caribbean’s best fire-eaters will be on hand to show SVG who’s made of more. Top local DJ’s will also be contributing to the remarkable Guinness experience on September 26th in Kingstown.

Arthur Guinness Day is a global event with musical performances in 55 countries, including Ireland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, as well as the Caribbean. The day has been celebrated since 2009 to mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the lease at the St James’ Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland.