Westlife for Dublin NYF

Westlife have been confirmed to headline New Year’s Festival Dublin, performing in the new Festival Village on New Year’s Eve with guests Gavin James and Lyra. 

The announcement follows hot on the heels of one of the band’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. The tour continues with over 70 shows around the world.

Dublin City will come alive over two days of celebrations on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as New Year’s Festival Dublin returns with a new Festival Village and two spectacular countdown events, all taking place along North Wall Quay.

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

Irish musicians and DJs will perform live across six stages along North Wall Quay with street entertainment and the best of food at the festival village from early until late.

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 Year’s.”

Commenting on the announcement, Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland said:

“It is fantastic to see New Year’s Festival Dublin return this year with the iconic Westlife as our headline act, and further acts to be announced over the coming weeks. New Year’s Festival Dublin is a hero event under Fáilte Ireland’s Winter in Dublin programme and plays an important role in establishing Dublin as a must-visit destination for a winter break and to celebrate the New Year.

"NYF Dublin is a two-day spectacular which has something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from at home and abroad to ring in the New Year in our capital city.”

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 Ticketmaster.

The New Year’s celebrations and festivities will continue on New Year’s Day. Guaranteed to be one of the highlights of New Year's Festival Dublin, visitors, families and friends of all ages are invited to kick start 2023 in style with an afternoon of live music in Temple Bar, interactive artwork displays, food, music and street performances, and a Resolution Tree.