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by Aishling Conway
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Dublin City To Come Alive In Spectacular Style For New Year’s Festival Dublin

The countdown is on for New Year’s Festival Dublin – It’s the only place to be! Ring in 2024 with Ireland’s Biggest New Year’s Celebration and get ready to enjoy 4 days of celebrations across the city with over 40 acts set to  perform across 3 iconic venues from 29th December 2023 through to 1 January 2024. 

Ring in the New Year at the NYF Festival Quarter at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks with a host of stellar performances set to take place across 3 stages over 3 days.  On 29th December, headliners The Divine Comedy take to the stage with special guestsThe High Kings, Amble, All Tvvins, Lucy McWilliams, Big Sleep, Aonair and DJs Ed Smith, Sally Cinnamon & Kelly-Anne Byrne. Dec Pierce’s Block Rockin’ Beats headlines 30th December withChasing Abbey, Ryan Mack, Jen Payne, HamSandwich, R.S.A.G, Sinead White, Chubby Cat and DJs Emma Power, Shelly Gray & Fergal D’Arcy also taking to the stage. The Scratch will ring in the New Year on 31 December with special guests Sharon Shannon, Gemma Dunleavy,Hermitage Green, Ispíní na hÉireann, Lemoncello, Anamoe Drive, Krea and DJs Nialler9, Claire Beck & Blood Donor (DJ set). Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie.

On New Year’s Eve swing by NYF Festival hub on Capel Street, D1 from 6pm, enjoy the on-street vibe while having a bop and bevvy before ambling down to the NYF Festival Quarter in Collins Barracks to ring in the New Year with The Scratch, Sharon Shannon, Gemma Dunleavy and plenty other amazing Irish talent.

A host of free, family friendly events have also been announced. An extra event has just been added on December 30th at Dublin Castle due to phenomenal public demand. Hosted by Emma Power, a host of rising Irish artists including Tolü Makay, Robert Grace, Fia Moon, Rachel Mae Hannon and more will perform for family and friends of all ages from 4pm.This is a free non-ticket event. On New Year’s Day, you can hop between family-friendly concerts in Dublin Castle and Meeting House Square. Join the festivities at the New Year’s Day Concert in Dublin Castle with live performances from Jerry Fish, Dublin Gospel Choir, Code Of Behaviour & The New Brass Kings. Experience some of Ireland’s best traditional and folk musicians in Meeting House Square at the New Year’s Day Concert on 1 January 2024 with performances from Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly, Dani Larkin, Niamh Bury and Sola. Both of these events are free, non-ticketed family friendly events.

Book your tickets now as some New Year’s Festival Dublin events in Dublin Castle on New Year’s Eve have already sold out. Lucky ticket holders will see Picture This headline the Countdown Concert and rising Irish artists Moncrieff, Lea Heart and Lucy Gaffney  perform the family friendly Midnight Moment Matinee before taking to the stage as guests with Picture This for the evening show. 

Visit http://www.nyfdublin.com/ and www.visitdublin.com for the full festival programme 

  •  Free, Family-Friendly event just added featuring Tolü Makay, Robert Grace, Fia Moon, Rachel Mae Hannon (Dublin Castle, 30 Dec)
  • The Divine Comedy with guestsThe High Kings, Amble and more (NYF Festival Quarter – tickets on sale now)
  • Dec Pierce’s Block Rockin’ Beats withChasing Abbey, Ryan Mack (NYF Festival Quarter – tickets on sale now)
  • The Scratch with special guests Sharon Shannon, Gemma Dunleavy (NYF Festival Quarter – tickets on sale now)
  • Jerry Fish, Dublin Gospel Choir, Code Of Behaviour & The New Brass Kings (Dublin Castle – free, family friendly)
  • Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly, Dani Larkin, Niamh Bury, Sola. (Meeting House Square – free, family friendly)
  • Picture This Countdown Concert at Dublin Castle(NYF Festival Zone – sold out)
  • Moncrieff, Lea Heart, Lucy Gaffney at Dublin Castle for the Midnight Moment Matinee (NYF Festival Zone – sold out)

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