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24/10/2011

PSI Celebrate Arthur's Day Success

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Production Services Ireland (PSI) energised its Northern and Southern Irish facilities in a massive operation to provide lighting, rigging and technical services for the 2011 Arthur Guinness Day celebrations.
This featured multiple events worldwide and in Ireland, incorporating major live stages in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Limerick - plus a myriad of organically flowing pub-based live music gigs and celebrations in all those towns and throughout the entire country.
The main venue for the whole event was the Guinness Hop Store at the St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin where PSI supplied a brand new eight legged Litec ground support and trussing system that was purchased for this event. They also supplied all lighting, trussing and over 60 points of rigging.
The performance line up of the Stereophonics, Paolo Nutini, The Saturdays, Yasmin and more was recorded and the highlights broadcast on national TV channel, RTE.
The main Belfast event was in the Ulster Hall venue, kicking off at the now famous 17.59 "One minute to six" Arthur Guinness day toasting 'moment'.
Six popular bands each played a 30 minute set before decamping around the city to also perform at a variety of the 'secret' bar/pub locations, reaching an even greater audience.
Competition winners Mojo Gogo started the live music action in Ulster Hall, followed by Ash, Kelis, DJ Fresh, Cashier # 9, The Enemy and The Horslips.
(BMcN)
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