Get ready for a toe-tapping start to 2026! MCI is thrilled for a new partnership with New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) Fáilte Ireland and the Dublin City Council. Dublin is looking to bring the excitement of marching bands to Dublin’s New Year’s festivities.

A First Step for a Grand Tradition

This marks the exciting beginning of a collaborative effort between MCI and Fáilte Ireland. Their goal? To establish a vibrant marching band tradition that will become a highlight of Dublin’s New Year’s celebrations for years to come.

The NYF Dublin is Ireland’s biggest New Year Celebration. The festival includes spectacular events taking place over 2 days. and with the addition of Marching Bands, they will now have the opportunity to march on New Year’s Eve before thousands as part of the NYF Dublin procession. As well as January 1st continuing celebrations at the New Year’s Day Concert at the cultural heart of Dublin City the historic Temple Bar.

Setting the Stage for 2026

For the upcoming 25/26 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day festivities, organizers are aiming for a spectacular showcase with marching bands. Picture Dublin’s iconic streets pulsing with the energy of these talented groups, creating a truly unforgettable atmosphere.

More Details to Come!

While specific details about the participating bands and the parade route haven’t been announced yet, one thing is certain: Dublin’s New Year’s celebrations are about to get a whole lot more lively. Stay tuned for further updates and get ready to experience the magic of marching bands as Dublin rings in the new year!

If your band is interested in Marching in Dublin, please visit New Year’s Festival Dublin – Music Celebrations to get your planning started!