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Last year's event on College Green.
Last year's event on College Green.
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The capital's New Year Festival kicks off today - here's what's happening

The three-day event promotes Irish music, culture, and live entertainment across the city.
Dec 30th 2015, 8:21 AM 15,863 8

DUBLIN’S NEW YEAR Festival kicks off today, albeit to a damp start as Storm Frank passes over Ireland.

The three-day event promotes Irish music, culture, and live entertainment across the city.

Now in its second year after being rebranded from NYE Dublin and expanded, the event makes the notable change this year of moving the countdown concert on Thursday night indoors to the 3 Arena.

Previously this was held outdoors on College Green in the centre of the city, leaving attendees exposed to winter weather.

The Coronas and Fatboy Slim headline this event, along with trad group Kila, singer-songwriter Ryan Sheridan, and Donegal band Little Hours.

For those willing to step outside, there’s a street festival taking place on St Stephen’s Green south from 9 to 12pm.

Other events taking place include:

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