Walking On Cars announced as headliners for New Year's Eve gig in Dublin 3 years ago

Walking On Cars announced as headliners for New Year's Eve gig in Dublin

The festival line-up to ring in 2020 has been announced.

We know it is only November, but if you think people aren't already planning what they're going to be doing for NYE, then we've got some news for you, buddy.


Yep, with 2020 on the horizon (side note: if Specsavers or whomever aren't planning entire advertising campaigns around '2020 Vision', we'll give them that one for free), it is time to start weighing up your New Year's Eve party options.

With that in mind, the folk behind the NYE Festival in Dublin have announced some key details for their celebrations, with four major events set to take place on 31 December and 1 January.

You can ring in the New Year with a spectacular light show - the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment - which will be one of those things that Instagram really was invented for. For those of you with kids (or just not in the mood to be out at midnight), the same show will have a matinee version earlier on the 31st, kicking off at 7pm instead of 11.30pm.

Both of these shows are free, but tickets will need to be booked in advance, with full booking details going up on the New Year's Festival website closer to the end of November.


Tickets are already available for the NYE gig, which sees Walking On Cars headlining a series of performances at the Custom House and they will be joined by Ash, Aimee and Lisa McHugh. As an added bonus, those who buy tickets to the gig will be given automatic entry into the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment.

And then, on New Year's Day, a family-friendly concert will take place in Temple Bar, with Kila joined by a host of Irish musicians for the special pop-up event.

Speaking about the festival, Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland, said: "The New Year’s Festival Dublin is always a highlight in our festival calendar and this year we are delighted to work with Dublin City Council to offer an amazing programme of events to ring in the New Year on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the capital city. Festivals and events are crucial to the tourism sector.

"The New Year’s Festival Dublin not only provides a boost for tourism businesses in Dublin at an off-peak time of the year, it also gives overseas visitors to Ireland a unique opportunity to experience the very best of our culture, people and places."