This year’s New Year Festival Dublin will run over four days with more than 40 events staged across three iconic venues.

Dublin City ramps up the party this New Year with its annual New Year Festival (NYF) extended to four days (29 December 2023 through to 1 January 2024).

Some of the island’s top talents will perform across the city in the stunning surrounds of Dublin Castle, in the historic National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks and in the award-winning architectural space Meeting House Square, in the heart of lively Temple Bar.

The programme of music, entertainment and fun will kick off on Saturday 30 December with live music performances across three stages in Colins Barracks featuring a set by Dec Pierce’s Block Rockin’ Beats and special guests Chasing Abbey, Ryan Mack, Jen Payne, HamSandwich, R.S.A.G, Sinead White, Chubby Cat and DJs Emma Power, Shelly Gray and Fergal D’Arcy.

On New Year’s Eve, rising Irish artists Moncrieff, Lea Heart and Lucy Gaffney will perform at the Midnight Moment Matinee in imposing Dublin Castle when a family-friendly countdown will take place in the afternoon. The midnight countdown concert will be headlined by pop-rock band Picture This.

The party continues on New Year’s Day with free concerts in Dublin Castle and Meeting House Square. The New Year’s Day Concert in Dublin Castle will feature Jerry Fish, Dublin Gospel Choir, Code of Behaviour and The New Brass Kings.

Over in Meeting House Square you can enjoy some of Ireland’s best traditional and folk musicians in including Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly, Dani Larkin, Niamh Bury and Sola.

Across the four days there will also be an amazing range of street entertainment from magicians to acrobats, dazzling displays of pyrotechnics, light displays and even a parade or two. Many more events are to be announced soon.

Dublin’s NYF welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world every year who come to join in the fun with native Dubliners and Irish visitors who descend upon the capital to ring in the New Year. Outside of the NYF ticketed and programmed events, there will be all sorts of celebrations in the city, from pub sessions to club parties and impromptu singing and dancing in the streets.