As the countdown to the new year begins, Dublin Castle emerges as the epicenter of celebration with a sensational lineup of events spanning three unforgettable days. From December 30, 2023, to January 1, 2024, New Year’s Festival Dublin takes over the historic Dublin Castle, offering a diverse range of musical performances to bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the dawn of 2024.
Saturday, 30 December 2023: A Showcase of Rising Irish Talent
Kicking off the festivities, Saturday, December 30, promises an evening of music hosted by the charismatic Emma Power. From 4 pm to 9 pm, Dublin Castle will resonate with the soulful tunes of rising Irish artists, including Tolü Makay, Robert Grace, Fia Moon, Rachel Mae Hannon, and more. This family-friendly event is free, inviting everyone to revel in the vibrant sounds that showcase the rich musical tapestry of Ireland.
Sunday, 31 December 2023: Matinee Moments and Countdown Concert
The celebration continues on Sunday with two distinct events catering to varied tastes.
- Matinee Moment Concert (4 pm to 6 pm): Featuring Moncrieff, Lea Heart, and Lucy Gaffney, this matinee promises an unforgettable afternoon of music. Please note that this event is already sold out, a testament to the popularity of these talented performers.
- Countdown Concert (from 8 pm): Brace yourself for the grand finale as Picture This takes the stage to usher in 2024. With special guests Moncrieff and Lea Heart, this sold-out event promises an electrifying night of music and celebration against the majestic backdrop of Dublin Castle.
Monday, 1 January 2024: A Harmonious Beginning
The festivities spill over into the first day of the new year, ensuring that the celebratory spirit lingers. From 1 pm to 5 pm, Dublin Castle will resonate with the sounds of Jerry Fish, Dublin Gospel Choir, Code Of Behaviour, and The New Brass Kings. This free event offers a harmonious start to 2024, inviting all to come together and revel in the joy of a new beginning.
Dublin Castle’s New Year’s Festival promises an unforgettable experience, blending the historic charm of the castle with the vibrant energy of live performances. As the city bids adieu to 2023, Dublin Castle stands as a beacon of celebration, welcoming 2024 with open arms and a symphony of music that echoes the spirit of the Irish people.