New Year's Eve Live - The Gathering
RTÉ Television, RTÉ radio and RTÉ.ie will ring in the New Year live from the NYE Dublin Countdown Concert in College Green, with headliner Imelda May and Bell X1 featuring at the event.
On RTÉ One television, Miriam O'Callaghan will host a gathering of special guests as she broadcasts live from a purpose built studio in College Green capturing all of the key moments from the NYE Dublin Countdown Concert, as well as highlights from the NYE Dublin Festival including the People's Procession of Light and the Big Bang Fireworks Spectacular. Aidan Power will be among the New Year's Eve revellers, soaking up the atmosphere and reaction from the festival goers.
John Creedon will host the RTÉ Radio 1 gathering, as he's joined by special guests live from the Countdown Concert, for an entertaining blend of chat and music, to take listeners through the evening and into the New Year.
RTÉ has ensured that viewers from around the world can also join the celebrations. Showcasing the very best of the first official gathering, RTÉ.ie will capture all the atmosphere and action from the NYE Dublin Festival, with live updates throughout the evening. RTÉ's coverage of the NYE Dublin Countdown Concert will be streamed live on RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player and RTÉ YouTube ensuring that for the first time ever, Irish people and those who love Ireland can join in the capital city's New Year celebrations wherever they are.
Miriam O'Callaghan said, "It's really fitting as The Gathering Ireland 2013 is launched that viewers and listeners around the country and more importantly around the world, will be able to join us as we ring in the New Year. With a fabulous line-up on stage in the beautiful, historical setting of College Green, it looks set to be a fantastic night and one we can all look forward to celebrating together".
NYE Dublin is the first event of the Gathering Ireland 2013, a yearlong calendar of Gatherings, special festivals and events organised by the people of Ireland to celebrate all that is great about our country.