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New Year’s Festival Dublin Announce Day 2 Musical Acts

New Year’s Festival Dublin have announced the line-up for their inaugural New Year’s Day Concert featuring Kíla, Wyvern Lingo (pictured), Brian Deady and Luz.

The free family-friendly concert will be taking place in Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square from 3pm to 8pm on January 1, 2020. It will follow the event’s New Year’s Eve countdown celebrations, including various light shows and performances from the likes of Ash and Walking on Cars.

Celebrating a career spanning over 30 years, Kíla have been heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound is ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Renowned for their live energetic performances the band have played around the globe in over 30 countries and at some of the world’s top festivals including Glastonbury and Electric Picnic.

As one of the country’s hottest live acts, it came as no surprise when Wyvern Lingo’s self titled debut album shot to No. 1 in both the Independent Irish Charts and the Irish iTunes Charts, receiving critical acclaim across the board. The female pop-R&B trio are guaranteed to deliver a killer show.

Brian Deady exploded into the mainstream when his single “Clap Both My Hands” became one of the most played Irish songs of 2016 – reaching No.1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts. He’s been on an upward trajectory ever since. Sounding more like he was raised in the Deep South than Cork, his rich soulful voice promises to leave audiences spellbound.

With her powerful voice and emotive storytelling, Luz first caught attention with a Dean Lewis cover that led him to invite her to support him in Dublin. Since then she has gone on to open for the likes of Kodaline, Little Hours and Mick Flannery. As one of the most exciting new voices on the scene her future is looking incredibly bright.

Ciara Sugrue, Head of Festivals at Fáilte Ireland, said in a statement: “We are delighted to work with Dublin City Council on the New Year’s Festival Dublin again this year to not only offer an amazing line up on New Year’s Eve but also on New Year’s Day, so visitors to the capital can continue their celebrations.”

“Over the two days, the city will come alive with some of Ireland’s finest musical talent to ring in the New Year in style. Festivals and events like this are crucial to the tourism sector and the New Year’s Festival Dublin not only provides a boost for tourism businesses in Dublin at an off-peak time of the year, it also gives overseas visitors to Ireland a unique opportunity to experience the very best of our culture, people and places.”

To learn more about Day 1 of New Year’s Festival Dublin, read Travel Ireland’s chat with some of the organisers and acts set to perform here. Meanwhile, for additional information visit www.NYFDublin.com.

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