Organizers of this year’s Dublin New Year’s Festival are planning a new form of celebration, with no big title concerts to see in the new year.
Festivals of the year had to be canceled after just a few days of notice due to the resurgence of Covid cases.
Musicians such as Hudson Taylor, Róisín O and Fia Moon will perform New Year’s Eve performances at Dublin Castle, with a street party also taking place near Stephen’s Green.
Pictured here, Lyra and Ryan Sheridan will also be playing a countdown concert, followed by Gavin James. However, all of this had to be put on hold.
This year’s New Year celebrations will take place along the River Liffey, at North Wall Wharf, Sir John Rogerson Wharf and in Dublin City Centre. In 2019, Walking on Cars, Ash, Aimee and Lisa McHugh performed outside Custom House for a countdown concert, the last year of normalcy before Covid hit.
According to Dublin City Council’s planning office, the permit application for this year says: “The New Year’s Festival will take place on December 31, 2022. The format of the event has changed slightly from the previous year. years ago when there were no concerts, but the main focus now is Midnight Moments and the fireworks display over the river to welcome the new year.
“There will be a festival held along both the North and the South with many live music centers, food units and bars.”
The event will include New Year’s Eve Matinée from 4pm-7pm for all ages, then a 30-minute performance will begin at 6:30pm in the building for an early countdown celebration than expected at 7pm.
This colorful event will feature highlights from The Midnight Moment and a host of home entertainers and come-to-watch street performers will be at North Wall Quay, which has a capacity 24,000 people.
The events will be free, but tickets must be booked in advance via Ticketmaster.
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The site will be open to the public from 4pm. New Year’s Eve festivities along the North Harbor and Sir John Rogerson’s Wharf will take place from 8pm to 40 minutes after midnight. Sir John Rogerson Quay has a maximum capacity of 14,000 people while 24,000 members of the public will be allowed along North Wall Quay.
According to an application by Michael Slattery Associates on behalf of MCD Promotion and Fáilte Ireland, the night’s segment will include a fireworks display over pontoon bridges in the River Liffey, from the Samuel Beckett Bridge to the Tom Clarke Bridge.
There will also be a barge located east of the Tom Clarke Bridge that will fire aerial shots.
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