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
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
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
For further information please contact:
WHPR – Elisabeth Fitzpatrick (086 609 2571) / Justine Luykx (086 859 5597)/
Shane Lennon (087 900 0320)
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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
• 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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