How the Guinness Storehouse is Championing the Culture by Bringing Gigs to the Community

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On May 18th, 2024 the summer music programme launched in true style at St. James’s Gate when electronic music duo Disclosure took to the stage for an electrifying performance. Now, two more huge names are lined up as part of the ‘Lovely Day for a Visit’ programme combining world-class music with incredible art installations featured throughout the building. On June 20th Biig Piig continued the summer programme with a spectacular sold out show at the Home of Guinness.

Irish singing and rapping sensation Biig Piig performed her first concert in the Guinness Storehouse in the Arrol Suite. The London-based artist has been on a roll since her first single ‘Crush’n’ in 2017 building an international fanbase with songs that continually spark relatable chords. Her recent single ‘Watch Me’ continues to make waves on radio and online. 

Speaking before the gig took place she said, “I can’t believe I’m getting the opportunity to play at The Guinness Storehouse! It’s a brand and city that are very close to my heart. I’m bringing two very exciting up and coming artists from Dublin with me to play the night. I can’t wait to set it off, have a delicious Guinness and make some memories.” It’s safe to say that mission was accomplished.

Another debut at the Home of Guinness will take place on July 18th, 2024, when Armand Van Helden takes to the stage. With chart topping singles “You Don’t Know Me”, “I Want Your Soul” and “My My My” and collaborators including Dizzee Rascal and Tara McDonald, Armand Van Helden is a prolific artist and luminary in house music. With club anthems frequently crossing into the mainstream, few producers and DJs have had the staying power of Van Helden who got his start in the 1990s with a career now spanning three decades.

“Playing for an Irish crowd is always a thrill. They love their dance music and the energy they bring to the dance floor is infectious. I’m excited to be able to play this one-off show at the Home of Guinness,” Armand Van Helden said, speaking about the July concert.

Alongside these exciting headliners, the Guinness Storehouse will be giving some of Ireland’s most promising upcoming talent the chance to perform expanding its programme of contemporary cultural voices. Stay tuned on our social media channels for more information as these exciting new acts are announced.

But it’s not just music on offer, the Guinness Storehouse is also continuing its collaboration with Irish illustrator Kathi Burke whose beautiful art installations will be on display throughout the building. The designs across seven floors will feature colourful designs featuring tropical plants and famous Gilroy Guinness characters, welcoming visitors to the Atrium and introducing a summery feeling to the experience.

Running from June 11th, 2024, the full art exhibition is included in every experience ticket from our standard tours to our premium experiences.

Tickets for Armand Van Helden’s gig on July 18th, 2024 will go on sale July 8th, 2024.



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