Gavin James announced as headliner for New Year's Eve countdown concert in Dublin 2 months ago

Gavin James announced as headliner for New Year's Eve countdown concert in Dublin

The first of the big NYE celebrations have already been announced and tickets go on sale very soon.

Gavin James is set to headline the 3Countdown Concert at the Custom House in Dublin on 31 December this year, with support from some killer Irish talent including Hudson Taylor, Wild Youth, and Inhaler; the concert will be kicking off at 8pm.

It is just one of the three New Year's Eve events that have already been announced for the arrival of 2019, with a family friendly countdown taking place from 6pm to 7pm.

That Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee will be free to attendees, but will those wanting to go will still need tickets, which they can get from www.nyfdublin.com at the end of November.

There will also be a dazzling lights spectacle taking place over the Liffey from 11.30pm that night, which has been described by the organisers as an event that will be "performed against the backdrop of the Custom House and features a thrilling choreography of lasers and aqua beams".

"You'll be amazed as live DJs and percussionists perform on the water in perfect harmony with hundreds of lasers and lights as they illuminate the midnight sky over Dublin City," the description adds.

"The free event will start at 11.30pm with excitement building to a crescendo as the clock strikes midnight. This performance is not to be missed."

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, said of the 2018/19 line-up: "I’m delighted to see such a fantastic line up of events announced for the New Year’s Festival. Once again, it promises to be a great celebration of both the New Year and our capital city and not only provides a boost for the tourism industry in Dublin but with international media in attendance, it will highlight all that Ireland has to offer to visitors around the globe."

Tickets for the Countdown Concert go on sale at Ticketmaster from 9am on Monday 5 November.