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Contortion and aerialist Maria Combarros, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe and Failte Ireland marketing director Noel John Mcloughlin at the launch programme of events for NYF Dublin. Sam Boal/
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Here's what's happening in Dublin this New Year's

It will include a gig in the 3Arena.

DUBLIN WILL RING in 2016 with a three-day festival.

Spanning the New Year period from 30 December to 1 January, NYF Dublin was launched today, aiming to “celebrate a multi-platform experience inspired by the diversity and complexity of Ireland’s contemporary culture”.

The festival highlight will be a New Year’s Eve gig in the 3Arena featuring The Coronas, Fat Boy Slim, Ryan Sheridan, Kíla and The Little Hours. Early bird tickets are on sale now from €34.50 including booking fee.

Festival-goers can also watch as city streetscapes come alive with Luminosity 3D animations and the Spoken Word Festival and Story@work and check out the Love Dublin events and culture trails happening across the city.

For those not at the 3Arena, a massive street festival will be held at Stephen’s Green with a full line-up to be announced.

There will also be a special edition of the Ruby Sessions acoustic club in Smock Alley Theatre on 30 and 31 December and a world record attempt for largest bodhrán session ever.

After the partying, 1 January has been dubbed Resolution Day. It will feature events aimed at getting people up, out and active, including the the Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge and the Liffey Valley Athletic Club on the first run of the 2016 series, the Tom Brennan 5K Road Race in the Phoenix Park.

The day will also see the beginning of the First Fortnight festival with the Flying South and Proclamation events.

Additional events will be announced over the coming weeks, see here for more information.

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