Franz Ferdinand to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Franz Ferdinand to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Scottish indie heroes Franz Ferdinand will headline this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay concert. The Take Me Out hitmakers take top billing at the Princes Street Gardens show, where they will be supported by supported by Metronomy. Tickets for the event go on sale on 10am on Monday, September 3. Singer Alex Kapranos said: “Hogmanay is the greatest party of the year and there is nowhere in the world like Scotland to celebrate it. Just thinking about…

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Storm Dylan fails to halt Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations

Storm Dylan fails to halt Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations

They may have been blowin’ in the wind, but 80,000 merry revellers didn’t allow storm Dylan to ruin the party as Nina Nesbitt, Declan McKenna and Rag’n’Bone Man played to a packed Princes Street Gardens last night to welcome in 2018. Storm Dylan huffed and puffed but, ultimately, couldn’t stop Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations from going off with a bang – even after 80mph gusts had forced the closure of ­Edinburgh Zoo, the Castle and the city’s Christmas…

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Nina Nesbitt and Declan McKenna added to the bill for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Nina Nesbitt and Declan McKenna added to the bill for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Following the announcement of Rag’n’Bone Man as the headline act for this year’s Concert in the Gardens, Edinburgh-born singer Nina Nesbitt and 18-year-old Declan McKenna have been announced as support acts. Nesbitt came to prominence in 2013 with her single Stay Out. This year, she’s back with a refreshed, matured sound. Producing her own tracks and signed to the Cooking Vinyl label, Nina has recently released The Moments I’m Missing and The Best You Had – and was recently announced as BBC Radio 1’s Artist…

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Rag’n’Bone Man to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Rag’n’Bone Man to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

BRIT Award-winner Rag’n’Bone Man, whose debut album Human shot to No.1 in the UK in February this year, is to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Rag’n’Bone Man – real name Rory Graham – said: “Excited to be breaking the New Year in with the Scots at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, what a sick event for a debut show.” His album, Human, has become the decade’s fastest-selling debut album by a British male. About 10,000 tickets to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert…

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Miracle Glass Company’s AAA Edinburgh

Miracle Glass Company’s AAA Edinburgh

Three stalwarts of the Capital’s music scene, William Douglas (William Douglas & the Wheel), Austen George (The Set Up) and Andy Duncan (Miyagi, The Black Diamond Express) combine their considerable talents to perform psychedelic rock under the Miracle Glass Company moniker. The three-piece are currently on the shortlist for Hog The Stage at this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, having been hand-picked by headliner Paolo Nutini for a chance to support him at Concert In The Gardens. As an Edinburgh…

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James Brown Is Annie to headline new stage at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

James Brown Is Annie to headline new stage at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh funk band James Brown Is Annie will headline a brand new stage at this year’s Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party. Performing on the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Mound Stage, it’s the second time in five years the Capital sextet will play at one of the world’s largest and most famous New Year’s Eve parties, having performed on the Waverley Stage in 2011/2012. With two other Edinburgh bands – the New Orleans-inspired Brass Gumbo and…

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Review: Biffy Clyro, Concert In The Gardens

Review: Biffy Clyro, Concert In The Gardens

In 2010, Biffy Clyro were booked to headline Concert in the Gardens, the showpiece event in Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay calendar. The Biffy army rejoiced. This was, after all, confirmation that a band who had been perennial underachievers for nigh on two decades were now in rock’s major league. Since then, the Ayrshire trio have gone on to even greater success – indeed, there’s a strong argument they are now Britain’s No.1 hard-rock band. Certainly,…

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