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Saturday 10 December 2016

Blizzards and Walking on Cars line out for New Year's party in Dublin

The Blizzards, Fidget Feet and Patrick O'Donovan TD Photo: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography
The Blizzards, Fidget Feet and Patrick O'Donovan TD Photo: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

Dublin's New Year's Festival is back with a bang this year amid promises it will be bigger and better than ever.

The three-day citywide festival kicks off on December 30 and will feature a countdown concert which has been moved to St Stephen's Green South.

Lineup

The newly-reformed Blizzards, fronted by Bressie, Walking on Cars and Little Hours are among the acts lined up for this year's New Year's Eve 3Countdown Concert.

Tickets priced at €27.90 are available via Ticketmaster.

The Dublin Gospel Choir and The Garda Band will also be on hand at a free New Year's Day Concert at St Stephen's Green from 2pm for families to start 2017 in the city.

The festival will also feature a Sky Dance at the Custom House and an aerial outdoor performance by Fidget Feet, taking place on New Year's Eve.

Other free events include the NYF Dublin music trail, walking trails, pop-up street performances and cultural events throughout the city.

Luminosity, which was a big it last year, will also bring the Custom House alive across the three-day festival with 3D light projections.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan TD, officially launched the New Year's Festival yesterday with ex-Voice of Ireland star Bressie.

He said the festival, now in its third year, is "punching well above its weight" and will cap a great year for Irish tourism.

"Through Failte Ireland and Dublin City Council, our capital now has an event to be proud of and with the range of events on offer expanding year on year, I am confident that all those who take part in the New Year celebrations will be suitably impressed," he said.

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