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Katie Gallagher

Westlife to headline New Year's Festival Dublin this year with special guests - tickets on sale soon

Westlife have been announced to headline the New Year's Festival Dublin this year.

Irish singers Gavin James and Lyra have also been confirmed to perform at the annual event, which will take place in the capital over two days.

Commenting on the gig, Westlife said: "2022 has been an incredible year for us, seeing so many of our fans from around the world up close and personal, but there is always something extra special about a home crowd, so as we head into 2023 let's do the countdown together, in style, at Dublin’s New Year’s Festival Dublin."

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“It’s going to be an unforgettable party".

Organisers have said Dublin City ‘will come alive’ over the two days of celebrations on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as New Year’s Festival Dublin returns, ‘bigger and better than ever’ - with a brand-new Festival Village and two spectacular countdown events all taking place along North Wall Quay.

They will present two midnight moment countdown events on New Year’s Eve with a family friendly matinee show on December 31st for all ages from 4pm, followed by the evening show starting from 8pm.

For the first time ever, Westlife have been confirmed to headline on New Year’s Eve, 31st December - with special guests Gavin James and Lyra.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD said, “I am very pleased that NYF Dublin will return this year with a full programme of arts, music and events taking place in Dublin City across New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

“This is the first full-scale New Year’s Festival to take place in the capital since 2019 and is a flagship event for the Winter in Dublin campaign, which will encourage domestic and international visitors to celebrate in Dublin this New Years.”

The announcement follows hot on the heels of one of Westlife’s most successful years ever with sold-out Irish, European and Asian stadium dates that included shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

New this year, NYF Dublin’s Festival Village will become a hive of activity for families and friends with fun-filled festivities for all ages.

A host of stellar Irish musicians and DJs will perform live across six stages along North Wall Quay where there will be live music, street entertainment and food at the festival village from early until late.

Tickets for Westlife at the NYF Dublin Festival Village (priced €34.90 including booking fee) and Midnight Moment Matinee (Early Bird Tickets from €7.90 including booking fee) will go on sale on Thursday 17 November at 9am from


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