Entering its 4th celebrations in Indonesia this year, the Guinness Arthur Day presents a special treat for rock music fans in Indonesia. This coming October, 5 renowned international bands: Steelheart, Firehouse, OneRepublic, Mew, and Club8 will quench the thirst of great rock music in 5 major cities. The Guinness Arthur's Day will be held in Medan on 12th October, Bali on15th October, Surabaya on 17th October, Makassar on 19th October, with pinnacle held in the metropolitan capital Jakarta on 26th October 2013.
The rock fiesta will kick off at the JW Marriot Hotel, Medan, North Sumatra, on 12th October 2013 featuring the two rock legends Steelheart and Firehouse, followed by a show at the Hard Rock Cafe, by Kuta Beach in Bali on 15th October 2013. In Surabaya, capital city of East Java, the show will be held at Grand City on 17th October, while in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi, it will be held at the Celebes Convention Center on 19th October 2013.
First celebrated in Indonesia in 2010, the Guinness Arthur’s Day has brought many renowned international rock bands in its previous concerts such as Lifehouse, The Script, and Creed. Last year, the celebration managed to pull over 19,000 audiences in Jakarta, Medan, Makassar, and Surabaya.
In the international scene, Guinness Arthur's Day is an annual event that was first celebrated in 2009. The event commemorates the 250 years' signing of the 9,000 years lease of Arthur Guinness at St.James Gate Brewery in Dublin Ireland in September 1759. Last year 2012, celebrations of Arthur's Day took place in 55 countries worldwide, including Indonesia.
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