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Picture This to Headline Countdown Concert as Part of New Year’s Eve Festival Dublin

October 27, 2021

Irish international phenomenon Picture This has just been announced as headliners for this year’s Countdown Concert at Dublin Castle on 31 December 2021 as part of New Year’s Festival Dublin. Picture This will be joined by 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.

Tickets priced €37.90 including booking fee go on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie. Please note that this event is strictly over 18’s.

Picture This: Representing music’s biggest global underdog story, Picture This has unassumingly captivated listeners in every corner of the world, amassing nearly 300 million total streams, selling out stadiums, and inspiring praise from Billboard, ThisSongIsSick, and many more. Emerging from Ireland with a cinematic pop rock style of their own, the band’s 2017 self-tilted full-length debut, Picture This, kicked off a history-making run. In Ireland, it went triple-platinum, clinched #1 on Ireland’s Overall Chart for four weeks, and topped the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. In its wake, ticket sales eclipsed 500K as they headlined stadiums back home and various hallowed venues, including O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and 3Arena. 2019’s MDRN LV yielded hits such as “One Drink” and “Everything Or Nothing” and stood out as “the top-selling album from an Irish Artist in 2019.” They maintained this momentum by touring with Jonas Brothers and unveiling the 2020 fan favorite “Unconditional.” However, they show no signs of stopping or slowing down in 2021 either.

Lyra: A perfect blend of dark electronic pop, Lyra’s creativity manifests itself in songs, stories and art. Part vintage, part contemporary, she exudes a sense of being free from the constraints of time and era.  LYRA performed this summer in festivals in the UK including Latitude, Wilderness, Leeds and Reading, Transmt, Neighbourhood Festival and the Isle of Wight.  LYRA just completed “The Big Deal”, a Fox TV talent show, her fellow judges include Boy George, Jedward and Aston Merrygold from JLS and has also co-written the lead track along with Grammy award winning Bill Whelan on the new Riverdance animation movie – the single called “Light Me Up” will be released to coincide with the worldwide date of the movie in March of next year.

Ryan Sheridan: One of Ireland’s most phenomenal guitarists’ Ryan Sheridan burst onto the Irish music scene with the release of his high-energy, acoustic-guitar-driven debut hit single ‘Jigsaw’ in 2011’. This was quickly followed by the smash hit single ‘The Dreamer’ which then led to the release of his platinum album debut ‘The Day You Live Forever’. As his European  fan base  went from strength to strength Ryan was one of the top touring acts in Germany, and one of Ireland‘s greatest exports, playing venues of over 5000 people, with German album sales in excess of 70,000 units. Ryan Sheridan’s second album – ‘Here And Now’ – went on to debut at number one in the Irish album chart and Ryan toured extensively to sold out audiences across China, the USA, Germany and the UAE before being put on hold due to the pandemic. October sees Ryan’s second single release from his upcoming 3rd album due for release in May 2022.  ‘Parachute’ follows the hit Single ‘Fine Wine’ is released everywhere October 29th 2021.

New Year’s Festival Dublin Programme Information: 

Ring in 2022 with New Year’s Festival Dublin, Ireland’s biggest New Year Celebration.  Now in its tenth year, New Year’s Festival Dublin will be bigger and better than ever with 6 spectacular events set to take place over 2 days in the heart of the city on 31 December 2021 and 1 January 2022.

New Year’s Festival Dublin presents 3 countdown events on 31 December 2021. Get ready for a New Year’s Eve night to remember and ring in 2022 in true celebratory style. Share a spectacular midnight moment with critically acclaimed Irish international phenomenon Picture This who are set to headline this year’s Countdown Concert at Dublin Castle with very special guests Lyra and Ryan Sheridan.Tickets go on sale this Friday 29th October at 9am. Ring in 2022 at the New Year’s Eve Street Party at St. Stephen’s Green South with a stellar line up that will rock the city into 2022! Share a magical moment with family and friends at the Family New Year’s Matinee Moment, a very special earlier countdown event in the stunning surroundings of Dublin Castle.

Keep celebrating on New Year’s Day with New Year’s Festival Dublin. Come and see some of Ireland’s finest musicians with your family and friends at the New Year’s Day Concert in Dublin Castle. Enjoy a fabulous New Year’s Afternoon in The Castle with entertainment for all the family including  pop up street performances to keep little people of all ages entertained! Or take a walk to Temple Bar, the cultural heart of Dublin City, as the celebrations continue with Music In The Square at Meeting House Square.

Alison Gilliland, Lord Mayor of Dublin, said: “This is the 10th year of the New Year’s Festival Dublin. It gets bigger and better every time and we hope this year will be no different. There really is something for everyone this New Year’s, so come on into town and bring the family. As we leave behind 2021 there is real optimism now that hopefully we can all look forward to a better year ahead. After a pretty quiet New Year’s last year, let’s ring in 2022 in style!”

Ciara Sugrue, Head of Festivals at Fáilte Ireland, said: “It is fantastic to see New Year’s Festival Dublin return this year with an amazing line up featuring some of Ireland’s finest musical talent and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Festivals and events like this are crucial as we work towards the recovery of the tourism sector and the New Year’s Festival Dublin will give visitors the opportunity to experience the very best of our capital city while providing a boost for tourism businesses at an off-peak time of the year.”

The Full New Year’s Festival Programme will be announced in November.

For additional information on all other NYF Dublin events please visit www.NYFDublin.com.

Keep up to date with news about all upcoming events by using the hashtag #NYFDublin and following @NYFDublin on Twitter and Instagram. The New Year’s Festival Dublin is a Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council initiative, produced and promoted by MCD Productions.

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