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16th Oct 2019

Unreal Lineup Announced For New Year Countdown Concert

Brian Dillon

Even though it’s only October, we can already feel the end of 2019 closing in.

And today, the lineup for the hotly-anticipated New Years Eve countdown concert in Dublin has been announced.

Taking place on Custom House Quay from 8pm on December 31, Walking On Cars will be the main headline act.

The band, who hail from Dingle, have been touring around Ireland and Europe as of late, performing for sold-out crowds.

They’ll also be joined by special guests Ash, Aimee and Lisa McHugh.

Tickets cost €36.90 (including booking fee) and go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 9am from Ticketmaster or The concert will be strictly over 18s.

And while we are buzzing for the countdown concert, we are also pretty pumped for what else the festival will have to offer on New Year’s Eve.

For anyone wanting to celebrate with the little ones, but doesn’t fancy keeping them up until midnight, will be able to attend a special early countdown, with sky set to light up at 7pm for people of all ages to enjoy.

Then, at midnight, the Liffey will light up again as spectators enjoy a dazzling performance featuring lasers, aqua beams and dancing lights, all choreographed to original music especially recorded for the event.

This event is free to attend and will kick off at 11.30pm.

After that, On January 1, 2020, there’ll be a free family-friendly concert in Temple Bar.

CEO of Fáilte Ireland Paul Kelly said, “The New Year’s Festival Dublin is always a highlight in our festival calendar and this year we are delighted to work with Dublin City Council to offer an amazing programme of events to ring in the New Year on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the capital city.

“Festivals and events are crucial to the tourism sector. The New Year’s Festival Dublin not only provides a boost for tourism businesses in Dublin at an off-peak time of the year, but it also gives overseas visitors to Ireland a unique opportunity to experience the very best of our culture, people and places.”