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Friday 20 April 2018

New Year's Eve Gig Guide

New Year's Eve in Dublin. Photo: Fáilte Ireland
New Year's Eve in Dublin. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Sasha Brady

Here's your guide to what's on in Dublin this New Year's Eve.

NYF Music Trails

Free gigs all over town. See complete guide here.

NYF Dublin Three Countdown Concert at Stephen's Green South (€27.90)

Walking on Cars with The Blizzards, Brian Deady and Little Hours

Turning Pirate New Year's Eve Mixtape at Vicar St

"A Celebration of all the Musical Legends Lost in 2016" featuring some of Ireland's hardest working musicians: Booka Brass, Paul Noonan, Richie Egan (Jape), Niamh Farrell (HamSandwich), Kieran McGuinness (Delorentos), Bronagh Gallagher, Jess Kav (Barq), Planet Parade, Pete Pamf and special guests to be announced.

NYE Ball: Plutonic Dust, Arveene  at the Sugar Club (€20)

DJ Scope, Kelly Anne Byrne, Calvin James, Pablo (Fatty Fatty), Betty DJs, Pete Dancer and Barry Farrell will be ringing in 2017. Oh and there's a Prosecco reception between 9 and 10pm.

Hunt & GatherCreations / District Magazine present Black Giltter at Private Manor (€52)


Three rooms of creative space in a magical setting (the location is only announced to ticket holders). Enjoy a confetti countdown, tarot readings and entertainment from a diverse range of musicians including: Mathman (The Animators), Bobby Basil, Major Grave, Kobina, James Kenny (Electric Garden), Tara Stewart and Mango and more.

Mother: New Year's Eve: The Femme Ball (A Cure for Toxic Masculinity) at The Hub (€12)

The Mother DJs invite you to "scream ‘f**k you 2016’ and grab 2017 by the balls" at their fancy dress extravaganza. Faune and Mother DJs Ghostboy and Rocky T Delgado will guide you into the new year.

Otherkin at Whelan's (€25)

The grunge pop outfit make a triumphant return to Whelan's.

The Hot Sprokets at The Workman's Club (€15)

The Hot Sprokets ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ (Generated thumbnail)

With the Fontaines and Free Sunshine Aid.

Masquerave at Hangar (€10)

Techno and cans, Strictly Deep, Pablo's Discobar - masks and costumes are encouraged.

Kormac at The Button Factory (€15)

Live A/V show, plus support from Le Boom and DJ Sol Carroll.

The RnB Club x Souletiquette NYE Party at Tengu (€5+)

Erykah Badu paid tribute to Tupac's mother at the concert

A night of '90s r'n'b, hip hop, neo-soul, G-funk, trap and future soul with the Discotekken DJs.

Wah Wah Club NYE Jam at Wah Wah Club (€8)

New Jackson, DJ Deece, Subject DJ’s, Lerosa, Sage, Galactic Beat Club, Cailín, Eavan

Legends of the Old Skool-New Years Eve Mix Factory at Voodoo Lounge (€27.90)

The old-school dance music party returns for the second year in a row

Spinster Roof Party 2016 at Bad Bob's (€11)

Singing and dancing under the stars at this all-female roof party.

Ejeca at District 8 (€25)


The Belfast dance producer will keep the party going until late

NYE 2016 Space Ibiza on Tour at Pygmalion and Powesrcourt (€25)

Enzo Siragusa (Fuse London), San Proper (Perlon, Rush Hour) & Hybrasil (Live) along with Sexshop, Aaron Nolan, Lauren Kenny, Jessica Eve & Micu.

Under the Skin at Hang Dai (free)

Simon Conway, Will Dempsey and Barry Redsetta

NYE Family Affair at Wigwam

Bodytonic presents Good Name, Betty, TRPCS, Phases, Fulton and Gold and more.

Flashback Presents – (Andy Barker) 808 STATE DJ Set at The Wiley Fox

808 STATE, the pioneers of Acid House and Electronic music, will play a live set at Dublin's quayside venue.

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