Preview: Dublin’s NYE festival

By Jack Popeley

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The Dublin New Year’s Festival is back this year with a huge range of events. Now in its third year, the Fáilte Ireland initiative will run for three days from the 30th December to the 1st of January with amazing events across the city. We have picked an event everyday that is not to be missed.

December 30th

The festival kicks off on December 30th with spoken word events, street performances and a main event; the spectacle that is Luminosity. Dublin’s famous Custom House will be turned into a digital canvas with a 3D image mapping performance. The festival’s website says, “You’ll be awed by the optical illusions, the ultra-bright crisp and the richly coloured images. During this incredible visual experience, you’ll be completely immersed in a fresco of light.” Definitely an event not to be missed!

New Year’s Eve – December 31st

On New Year’s Eve, the 3 Countdown Concert will take place at St. Stephen’s Green headlined by Dublin natives Little Green Cars. The Blizzards and up and coming talent Little Hours and Brian Deady will also be taking part, making sure you end the year listening to great Irish acts in the heart of Dublin’s city centre.

New Year’s Day – January 1st

January 1st is the final day of the festival, with what looks like a day packed with family fun! The Dublin Gospel Choir will be performing amongst others at the New Year’s Day concert and Luminosity is back, so don’t worry if you can’t make it to town on the 30th. And for those of you with sore heads, we suggest a trip down to Meeting House Square where you can watch Inside Out from 4.30pm.

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