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What’s on 31st December

New Year’s Eve Street Party

Ring in 2022 at the New Year’s Eve Street Party at St. Stephen’s Green South. The stellar line up featuring Hothouse Flowers, An Emotional Fish, Cathy Davey, Frances Black and Something Happens will rock the city into 2022.

Tickets priced €19.90 including booking fee are on sale now (subject to license). Note this is strictly an over 18s event and ID required.


Professional Singer, founder of The RISE Foundation and Independent Senator in Seanad Eireann.

Frances Black is an award-winning Irish singer. A pure vocal tone and an energetic stage presence has made Frances one of Ireland’s most popular singers. Frances first solo album Talk to me became an instant hit when released in 1994, it spent eight weeks at number one in her native Ireland. Since then she has released many award winning albums and continues to tour and perform around the world.

In 2009 Frances founded a charitable organisation that is very close to her heart called The Rise Foundation. The RISE Foundation is an organisation set up to support family members who have a loved one with an alcohol, drug, or gambling problem. Frances divides her time between touring and running the charity.

In 2016 Frances was honoured to be elected to the 25th Seanad Éireann and was the first female Independent to be elected in the panel system to Seanad Éireann in the history of the State.

In April 2020 Frances was re elected into Seanad Éireann on the industry and commercial panel. Senator Frances Black is now working in Leinster House on issues that are close to her heart, she is the Chairperson of the cross party Oireachtas Committee on the Mental Health committe. Frances is extremely passionate about Palestine and introduced The Occupied Territories Bill into the Seanad in 2018.

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.

There is an unpredictable energy in the band that harkens back to their “Risk” days playing on the dancefloors of Dublin’s late-night clubs. They call upon their grand repertoire to create a show that is unique to the time and place. Improvisation can come at any point and allow the band express their brightest and their darkest influences. “Rock and Roll is not about safety or politeness, it is not about perfection either. It is expression and it is spirit.” Humour is also never far from a Hothouse Flowers night. They do not take themselves seriously however, there is no mistaking the musical integrity among them as they open up to each other in musical dialogue.

Fiachna, Liam and Peter are traditional musicians. This allows for moments of ancestral connection. From a Doors-like musical workout one minute, to an earnest and timeless offering to the memory of Currachaí na Tra Báine the next. A song inherited by Fiachna describing the blow inflicted upon a community and a family due to drowning. This moment and moments like these set the Flowers apart from almost any other band of their time and trade. They are carriers of culture and all of what that entails.

Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band.. Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own brand of jam on both sides of the bread!

Despite the bands lengthy career which is now well into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business. Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible. There are still songs to be written and emotions to share. Whether its in a tiny club, an arena or in a festival field there is a sense that the best is yet to come.

The bands touring in Ireland, the UK and on the festival circuit prior to the global pandemic saw them reveal new material from their brand new album Let’s Do This Thing which they released on In March 2020 Let’s Do This Thing was released on all digital platforms just as their touring plans were all put on hold. The band can’t wait to safely get back to their natural habitat in front of a live audience!

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Family New Year’s Eve Matinée Moment

Share a magical moment on New Year’s Eve together with family and friends at the very special New Year’s Eve Matinée show with live performances from Hudson Taylor, Róisín O and Fia Moon. Children will be enchanted as they ring in the new year in the stunning surroundings of Dublin Castle with some of Ireland’s best musicians.

Dublin Castle / 5pm / 31st December

This is a FREE event, but tickets will need to be booked in advance from

Countdown Concert with Midnight Moment

Get ready for a New Year’s Eve night to remember! Critically acclaimed Irish international phenomenon Picture This will headline this year’s Countdown Concert at Dublin Castle with very special guests Lyra and Ryan Sheridan. The Countdown Concert starts at 8pm with excitement building to a crescendo as the clock strikes 12. Welcome in 2022 in spectacular fashion and share a stunning memorable Midnight Moment with Picture This.

Dublin Castle / 8pm / 31st December

Tickets priced €37.90 including booking fee are on sale now (subject to license). Note this is strictly an over 18s event and ID required.

New Year’s Afternoon in the Castle

New Year’s Festival Dublin invites you to experience New Year’s Afternoon in The Castle in the exquisite grounds of the iconic Dublin Castle. Soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy entertainment for all the family including pop up street performances to keep little people of all ages entertained.  Full line up details to be announced soon.

Dublin Castle / 1st January

Music in the Square

New Year’s Festival Dublin continue the celebrations with ‘Music In The Square’ on January 1st in Meeting House Square. Enjoy performances from our great live performers and enjoy the festivities as it becomes a hive of activity filled with free, family-friendly entertainment. Full line up details to be announced soon.

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar / 1st January

New Year’s Day Concert

On 1 January, Gavin James will take to the stage for a spectacular show in Dublin Castle for the New Year’s Day Concert. Gavin James will be joined by special guests True Tides, Erica Cody and Brad Heidi. Come and see some of Ireland’s best musicians with your family and friends for a New Year’s Day to remember.

Dublin Castle / 8pm / 1st January

Tickets priced €27.90 including booking fee are on sale now (subject to license). Note this is strictly an over 18s event and ID required.