RING IN 2018 WITH IRELAND’S BIGGEST NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Ring in 2018 with New Year’s Festival Dublin, Ireland’s biggest New Year Celebration. Dublin City will light up with imagination and wonder over 2 days with 4 spectacular events from 31 December 2017 until 1 January 2018. The Custom House, Dublin’s iconic landmark, will be the centre for NYF Dublin’s countdown and New Year’s Day celebrations this year.

Today, New Year’s Festival Dublin announced the ticket details for their FREE Midnight Moment countdown events taking place on New Year’s Eve and details for the 3NewYear’s Day Celebration on 1 January 2018.

Photo Credit: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

For the first time ever, two spectacular Midnight Moment events will countdown to  2018 in style – Liffey Lights Midnight Moment and the family friendly Liffey Lights Midnight Moment – Matinee starting at the earlier time of 6.30pm. Watch the amazing aerial and aquatic display as acrobatic performers take to the sky and to the River Liffey. Both world-class, high-flying spectacles will be performed against the backdrop of the iconic Custom House with the River Liffey taking centre stage.

These are FREE TICKETED EVENTS however advance booking is required.Tickets are available for advance booking from www.ticketmaster.ie this Thursday 30 November 2017 from 9am. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Photo Credit: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

This year’s participants in New Year’s Festival Dublin can ring in 2018 at Liffey Lights Midnight Moment – a dazzling light, aerial and aquatic display,  join the earlier countdown celebrations at the family friendly Liffey Lights Midnight Moment – Matinee event, celebrate with Kodaline at the 3Countdown Concert and kick-start 2018 at the with family friendly entertainment at the 3New Year’s Day Celebration.

Photo Credit: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

New Year’s Festival Dublin is an initiative by Fáilte Ireland in partnership with Dublin City Council and produced and promoted by MCD Productions.

Keelin Fagan, Head of Dublin for Fáilte Ireland said,

“this year’s festival has an action packed programme with spectacular, welcoming and fun events planned over the two days with something for everyone”. She emphasised “For the first time ever, visitors will be treated to the unique visual spectacle of the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment. This new exciting event will be like no other staged in the city before with dazzling aerial, aquatic, acrobatic and light display performances over the River Liffey. It will promote the very best of what Dublin has to offer and will undoubtedly prove a magnet for people from home and abroad. This free show, open to all, is also being performed at a matinee performance so that family and friends can come along earlier in the day to celebrate and enjoy the countdown moment.”

Declan Wallace, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Council added:

“We are very proud and excited in Dublin City Council about this year’s NYF Dublin.  The two day festival programme has been created to deliver unique and varied entertainment for Dubliners and visitors, of all ages.  I have no doubt that each new element will provide a memorable experience for festival goers, and sow the seeds for Dublin City to become a world class New Year’s destination.”

For additional information on all other NYF Dublin events please visit www.NYFDublin.com. Keep up to date with news about all upcoming events by using the hashtag #NYFDublin and following NYFDublin on Twitter and Instagram.

Photo Credit: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

NEW YEAR’S FESTIVAL DUBLIN PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

LIFFEY LIGHTS MIDNIGHT MOMENT – George’s Quay on New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31 December (Free)

Watch Liffey Lights Midnight Moment in amazement as the breathtaking, high-flying spectacle of lights and acrobatics takes to the Dublin Sky on New Year’s Eve. This world-classspectacle will be performed against the backdrop of the iconic Custom House with the River Liffey taking centre stage for a dazzling lighting, aerial and aquatic display.

Prepare to be thrilled by the spectacular symphony of lights as up to to 100 aquabeams and search lights dance across the night sky, performing in time with original music created especially for the event. Watch in awe as Heliosphere’s high flying acrobats spin and spiral through the sky while attached to giant helium balloons and as FLYBOARDERS perform incredible aquatic and aerial stunts in unison across the River Liffey. This performance is not to be missed.

Countdown to Midnight Moment Performance: From 11.30pm

This is a free event but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Tickets are available for advance booking from www.ticketmaster.ie this Thursday 30 November 2017 from 9am. Book early to avoid disapointment.

Launch of The Gathering 2013

LIFFEY LIGHTS MIDNIGHT MOMENT – MATINEE  – George’s Quay on New Year’s Eve, Sun 31 Dec (Family Friendly, Free)

Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the new year together at this new and exciting early countdown event.  Watch in amazement as colourful aerial and aquatic acrobats take to the streets, the sky and the River Liffey. Enjoy jaw-dropping performances from Heliosphere’s high flying acrobats and FLYBOARDERS as they perform amazing stunts.

Matinee – Countdown to Midnight Moment Performance: From 6.30pm with countdown at 7:00pm.

This is a free event but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Tickets are available for advance booking from www.ticketmaster.ie this Thursday 30 November 2017 from 9am. Book early to avoid disapointment.

Launch of The Gathering 2013

3COUNTDOWN CONCERT – Custom House on New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31 December

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve and ring in 2018 with headliners Kodaline plus special guests Hudson Taylor and Keywest at Custom House for the 3Countdown Concert as part of New Year’s Festival Dublin.

Tickets priced € 45.05 incl. booking fee on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie subject to license.

3NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION – Custom House on New Year’s Day, 1 January 2018 (Free, Family-friendly)

Kick-start 2018 at the free, family–friendly 3New Year’s Day Celebration at the Custom House Quay from 12 noon until 4pm with entertainment from award winning international and national street performers and the annual New Year’s Day Concert. You’ll be stunned by amazing FLYBOARDERS who will perform their jaw-dropping aquatic and aerial stunts on the River Liffey. 3New Year’s Day Celebration will be a fun filled day of entertainment with pop up performances from jugglers, mime artists, stilt walkers and face painting.

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