The popular Irish band will ring in 2024 with major guest appearances at Dublin Castle for Dublin’s New Year celebrations

IMAGE The year 2024 will be ushered in at Dublin Castle for the Dublin New Year celebrations.

Shortly after their sold-out 3Arena shows this month, it was announced that Picture This would be headlining the Countdown concert at Dublin Castle on December 31st as part of New Year’s Festival Dublin.

Picture This will be performing at Dublin Castle


Picture This will be performing at Dublin CastlePhoto credit: Alan MacGregor Ewing – The Sun Glasgow
The Dublin New Year Festival takes place over four days


The Dublin New Year Festival takes place over four daysPhoto credit: PA:Press Association

Celebrate a spectacular midnight moment with Picture This and welcome 2024 with a bang as the sky over Dublin Castle lights up with an aerial visual pyrotechnics show.

Image They will be joined by special guests Moncrieff and Lea Heart.

Tickets cost €49.90 including advance booking fee and are available from this Friday at 9 a.m.

The city of Dublin will come alive in celebration as New Year Dublin returns, bigger and better than ever.


Taking place over four days this year from December 29, 2023 to January 1, 2024, the festival will bring together some of Ireland’s best talent for a variety of spectacular events that will take place across the city in three iconic venues.

This year, experience the four-day Dublin New Year celebrations in the stunning surroundings of Dublin Castle, the historic National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks and the award-winning architectural space Meeting House Square in the heart of Temple Bar.

Numerous events have been announced so far – and many more events will be announced!

Following the announcement, Ciara Sugrue, Festival Director at Fáilte Ireland, said: “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to announce the return of the Dublin New Year Festival in 2023.”


“This year, working with our partners in the Office of Public Works, we are planning a spectacular four-day program of music, entertainment and fun for the whole family in some of Dublin’s most famous venues.”

“Festivals are a key driver of tourism revenue, which is why it’s so important we continue to create unique and engaging experiences to attract visitors and position Dublin as a must-visit city to ring in the New Year.”

“NYF Dublin is a flagship event in Fáilte Ireland’s Winter in Dublin program and we look forward to announcing more acts and artists for the festival in the coming weeks.”

Rosemary Collier, Head of Heritage and Capital Works Delivery at the Office of Public Works, also added: “The OPW is proud to look after Ireland’s rich portfolio of national heritage and we want to make this available to the widest possible audience.”

“Dublin Castle has been the beating heart of the Irish capital throughout the centuries and has witnessed so many seminal events in Irish history.

“It is an iconic venue where we welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and it provides a great setting to celebrate the transition from 2023 to 2024 while listening to a star-studded line-up of Irish bands and musicians.”

Image They will be joined by special guests Moncrieff and Lea Heart


Image They will be joined by special guests Moncrieff and Lea HeartPhoto credit: PA:Press Association

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