New Year’s Festival Dublin announce line-up for the Festival Village

Ring in 2023 with New Year’s Festival Dublin, Ireland’s biggest New Year Celebration. Dublin City will come alive over 2 days of celebrations on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as New Year’s Festival Dublin returns, bigger and better than ever – with a brand-new Festival Village, 2 spectacular countdown events all taking place along North Wall Quay and the New Year’s Day Celebrations in Temple Bar.

Today, New Year’s Festival Dublin has announced the stellar line up of Irish musicians and DJs set to perform at the brand new Festival Village on North Wall Quay on New Year’s Eve. Soak up the electrifying atmosphere with The Blizzards, Tolü Makay, Bradley Marshall, Dara Quilty's Bangers, 2FM’s Emma Power, Katie Phelan, Kingfishr and Rachel Mae Hannon who will all perform as part of the Midnight Family Matinee (between 4pm – 7pm) and Westlife’s headline performance (between 8pm – 11pm). Festival goers for the Midnight Family Matinee and Westlife at New Year’s Festival Dublin can enjoy these performances, across the 4 stages in the Festival Village, as part of their ticket admission. Tickets for both events are on sale now from ticketmaster.ie.

Get ready to ring in 2023 in true celebratory style with Westlife who headline the brand-new Festival Village on New Year’s Eve, 31st December – with special guests Gavin James and Lyra. Share a magical moment with family and friends at the family friendly Midnight Family Matinee, a very special earlier countdown event with live performances from Gavin James, Lyra and Brad Heidi

Guaranteed to be one of the highlights for the festival – visitors, families and friends of all ages are invited to kick start 2023 in style at the New Year's Day Celebrations in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar on 1 January 2023. Enjoy an afternoon of live music with some of Ireland's greatest live performers, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Cormac Begley, Clare Sands and Lorraine Nash. Be wowed by The Pride Of Plains Marching Band, street performances and tie your New Year’s Resolutions to the special Resolution Tree. This is a free, non-ticketed event.

New Year's Festival Dublin – Programme of Events

New Year's Day Celebrations // Meeting House Square, Temple Bar – from 1pm-6pm, 1 January (Free event)

Your New Year’s Day Celebrations take place in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar on 1 January. Guaranteed to be one of the highlights for the festival – visitors, families and friends of all ages are invited to kick start 2023 in style. Come celebrate and enjoy an afternoon of live music in Temple Bar, the cultural heart of Dublin, as some of Ireland's great live performers will take to the stage including Liam Ó Maonlaí, Cormac Begley, Clare Sands and Lorraine Nash. Be wowed by The Pride Of Plains Marching Band, street performances and tie your New Year’s Resolutions to the special Resolution Tree.

*This is a free, family friendly event and tickets are not required.

Midnight Family Matinee // North Wall Quay // 4pm on 31 December

New Year’s Festival Dublin have announced Gavin James with special guests Lyra and Brad Heidi for an unmissable Midnight Moment Matinee on New Year’s Eve – a very special earlier countdown event for the little ones. Families and friends of all ages can count down to the New Year together with entertainment starting at 4pm leading to the earlier countdown spectacle at 7pm – expect a carnival atmosphere filled with awe and wonder.

Tickets for the Midnight Family Matinee (Early Bird Tickets from. €7.90 with a family ticket priced €14.90 – all ticket prices include booking fee ) are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie

Westlife at New Year's Festival Dublin // North Wall Quay // 8pm on 31 December

Westlife have also been confirmed to headline New Year’s Festival Dublin performing in the brand-new Festival Village on New Year’s Eve, 31st December – with special guests Gavin James and Lyra. This exciting announcement follows hot on the heels of one of the band’s most successful years ever with sold-out Irish, European and Asian stadium dates that included shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The tour continues with over 70 shows around the world. Tickets are on sale now.

Celebrate the final moments of the year at the Midnight Moment and welcome in 2023 in spectacular fashion with Westlife. Prepare to be thrilled and amazed by the visual and musical display, all performed in time with original music created especially for the countdown event to showcase the unique beat and feeling only found in Ireland with ‘The Rhythm Of The Irish’.

NYF Dublin's Festival Village // North Wall Quay // 31 December

New this year, NYF Dublin’s Festival Village will become a hive of activity for families and friends with fun-filled festivities for all ages. Soak up the electrifying atmosphere with The Blizzards, Tolü Makay, Bradley Marshall, Dara Quilty's Bangers, 2FM’s Emma Power, Katie Phelan, Kingfishr and Rachel Mae Hannon who will all perform as part of the Midnight Family Matinee (between 4pm – 7pm) and Westlife’s headline performance (between 8pm – 11pm). Festival goers for the Midnight Family Matinee and Westlife at New Year’s Festival Dublin can enjoy these performances, across the 4 stages in the Festival Village, as part of their ticket admission. Tickets for both events are on sale now from ticketmaster.ie.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD said, “I am very pleased that NYF Dublin will return this year with a full programme of arts, music and events taking place in Dublin City across New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. This is the first full-scale New Year’s Festival to take place in the capital since 2019 and is a flagship event for the Winter in Dublin campaign, which will encourage domestic and international visitors to celebrate in Dublin this New Year’s”

Commenting on the announcement, Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland said: “It is fantastic to see New Year’s Festival Dublin return this year with the iconic Westlife as our headline act, as well as other brilliant performances across both days of the festival. New Year’s Festival Dublin is a hero event under Fáilte Ireland’s Winter in Dublin programme and plays an important role in establishing Dublin as a must-visit destination for a winter break and to celebrate the New Year. NYF Dublin is a 2-day spectacular which has something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from at home and abroad to ring in the New Year in our capital city.”

Westlife said: “2022 has been an incredible year for us, seeing so many of our fans from around the world up close and personal, but there is always something extra special about a home crowd, so as we head into 2023 let’s do the countdown together, in style, at Dublin’s New Year’s Festival Dublin. It’s going to be an unforgettable party”.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join in with the New Year’s Festival Dublin celebrations!

Visit http://www.nyfdublin.com/ and www.visitdublin.com for more and keep up to date with news about all upcoming events and ticket details by using the hashtag #NYFDublin and following @NYFDublin on Twitter and Instagram.

New Year’s Festival Dublin is a Fáilte Ireland initiative, produced and promoted by MCD Productions.

NYF Dublin is part of the Winter in Dublin Programme, an initiative of Failte Ireland.

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