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No New Year's Eve Concert For Dublin City This Year

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

11:13 7 Nov 2022

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There won't be a New Year's Eve concert in Dublin City this year.

The organisers are planning a different type of event instead.

Last year's concert had to be cancelled last minute because of a spike in COVID 19 cases - the second year in a row it was called off.

The plans, which included a headline concert with Picture This, afternoon shows at Dublin Castle and a street party near St Stephen's Green, had to be called off just days beforehand.

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This Year

However, this year’s festival will include music, food and bars along the quays with a focus on the countdown and fireworks display along the Liffey.

In December, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Matinée is planned with an earlier countdown at North Wall Quay from 4pm.

That's along with family entertainers and street performers according to the application for an outdoor licence.

The 30-minute performance will start at 6.30pm building to the earlier countdown celebrations at 7pm.

There will be space for 24,000 people - but tickets will be needed to attend.


Main Event

The main event will kick off at 8pm on North Wall Quay and Sir John Rogerson Quay.

It will include a firework display on pontoons in the Liffey from Samuel Beckett Bridge right down to Tom Clarke Bridge

That will be followed by the official countdown to ring in the New Year.

Main Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

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