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HERMITAGE GREEN TO PLAY ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL AT IRELAND’S NO.1 INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ATTRACTION

05 Mar 2013

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Festival line-up to rival no other with Silent Disco, Electric Céilí and Four Men & a Dog

 

Tuesday, 5th March 2013: The Guinness Storehouse will host their annual St. Patrick’s

Festival from the 15th-17th March for the eighth year running with a line up of music, craic

and food.

 

During the course of the festival weekend, there will be a host of eclectic entertainment to

suit every taste including a headline style gig from Irish folk rock group Hermitage Green, a

silent disco for any dance music loving fans, a lively set by last year’s festival success story

Four Men and a Dog, complimentary Guinness & food tastings, and ‘So you think you can

Irish dance’ Céilí.

 

Widely renowned to be Ireland’s answer to Mumford and Sons, Hermitage Green’s star is

on the rise having sold out their last gig in September 2012, at which they launched their

first official EP, The Gathering, which held its position at No.2 in the Irish download chart for

many weeks.

 

Throughout the festival weekend, visitors can savour a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar

overlooking the panoramic views of the city, learn how to pour their own pint of the black

stuff in the Guinness Academy and enjoy all Six Nations rugby matches on the big screen

over the weekend. The Guinness Storehouse will also be running the VIP Paddy promotion

once again this year, welcoming everybody by the first name of Patrick, and variants of the

name for free into the attraction on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Paul Carty, Managing Director at the Guinness Storehouse commented: ‘We’re delighted to

once again be providing a superb choice of entertainment during our St. Patrick’s Festival.

We hope to entertain the masses with our diverse and colourful line-up while also offering

excellent value for money. All entertainment during the festival weekend is included in the

usual admission price.”

 

“Celebrating St Patrick’s at the Home of Guinness has, over the years, started to become a

bit of a tradition for Irish people. Each year we see familiar faces who return again and again

to savour the unique atmosphere that is the Guinness Storehouse on St. Patrick’s Day. Last

year we saw an influx of Irish visits on March 17th, up 60% on the previous year, and we’re

 

looking forward to offering a warm welcome to local visitors again this year.

 

For full details of The Guinness Storehouse St. Patrick’s Day Festival log onto

 www.guinness-storehouse.com.

 

For further information please contact:

 

WHPR – Elisabeth Fitzpatrick (086 609 2571) / Justine Luykx (086 859 5597)/

Shane Lennon (087 900 0320)

Elisabeth.fitzpatrick@ogilvy.com/ Justine.luykx@ogilvy.com/ Shane.lennon@ogilvy.com

 

Notes to Editors

 

* The Guinness Storehouse is ranked the fourth most popular brand attraction in the world after

Hersheypark (Pennsylvania, USA); Autostadt, the Audi/Volkswagen Centre (Wolfsburg, Germany);

and the World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, Georgia,USA).

 

 

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE FACTS & FIGURES

 

•  The Guinness Storehouse has welcomed almost 10 million visitors since opening its doors in

2000

•  93% of all visitors to the GUINNES STOREHOUSE are international. The top 5 nationalities

who visit the Storehouse are (1) USA (2) UK (3) Rest of Europe (4) Italy (5) Germany

•  Approximately 150 people are employed at the GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

•  1 in 2 holiday-makers who visit Dublin, visit the GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Gravity Bar is the highest bar in Dublin city located 44 metres off the ground

•  About Hermitage Green

•  Formed in 2010, Hermitage Green launched their first official EP, The Gathering, in

September 2012 at a sold out event at the Academy. The EP was sitting at number two in

the Irish download chart for a few weeks and is still doing very well. They have a unique

sound that is influenced by various genres from Irish Trad to rock with some engaging covers

and original tracks and are superb live.

 Hermitage Green played in Electric Picnic this year, have performed on the Saturday

Night Show on RTE, played at half-time in the All Ireland semi final in Croke Park and

have appeared on a number of national radio shows. They also played a sold out gig last

December in Whelan’s.

• Another unique and interesting element to the band is that lead singer, Barry Murphy, is a

former Munster rugby star who had to retire last year at the age of 28 due a career ending

injury. Barry was a Munster regular who won the Heineken Cup in 2008 and also played

against the All Blacks the same year, scoring a try in the game, the only try the All Blacks

conceded on that five game tour of Britain and Ireland.

 

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