Edinburgh's Hogmanay, celebrates the incoming new year for a 24th time, and takes place with fireworks and a concert on New Year's Eve, Saturday 31st December 2016 in West Princes Street Gardens, with satellite events including a street party, torchlight procession, Loony Dook swim in Rive Forth, candlelit concert, and more.
West Princes Street Gardens: Festival headliner Paolo Nutini will headline two nights Friday 30th and Saturday 31st December with support from Frightened Rabbit (30 Dec) and The Lightning Seeds (31 Dec) and The Vegan Leather.
Waverley Stage: The Charlatans, Fatherson and Be Charlotte.
The Castle Stage (Scottish): Salsa Celtica, Mànran, and Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton.
Frederick Stage (Party): Guilty Pleasures, accompanied by VJs Buttercup and Pixel.
Mound Stage (Jazz): James Brown is Annie, Brass Gumbo and Blues n Trouble.
Tickets for Night Afore Concert with Paolo Nutini are priced at £65 (inc. booking fees) for the Enclosure and £55 (inc. booking fees) for the Gardens, and will go on sale at 10am on Friday 21st October.
Tickets for the Street Party, the Old Town Ceilidh with Belhaven, the Final Fling, Candlelit Concert, pre-booked Torches and wristbands for the Torchlight Procession, are all now on sale. Tickets for the Concert in the Gardens and the Stoats Loony Dook are already sold-out.
Street Party tickets are priced at £25 (including booking fee). Early bird tickets for EH postcode residents priced at £20 (including booking fee) are available until 30th November. Old Town Ceilidh with Belhaven tickets are priced at £47.50 (including Booking Fee). Torches for the Torchlight Procession can be pre-booked (priced at £12), price includes a wristband for access to the Torchlight Procession, additional wristbands for accompanying friends and family can be purchased at £3. Sale of Torches and Torchlight Procession wristbands include a donation to Unicef. Tickets for the Final Fling are priced at £6.50 (including Booking Fee) and £20 for a family ticket, (2 adults, 2 children) and for Candlelit Concert at £18.50 (including booking Fee).
The Big Wheel, Star Flyer and St. Andrew Square Christmas Gardens will be open to revellers during the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party.
The Mound Precinct will also offer a food and drink experience, with retailers from the Edinburgh’s Christmas European Market on hand with cuisine beneath the Star Flyer and Big Wheel attractions.
There’s a new look to the Street Party with an additional stage and screens, expanded entertainment zones and dedicated ‘Food & Drink Villages’.
New Year revellers across Edinburgh and beyond will enjoy a feast of fireworks with countdown displays on the hour from 9pm, rising to the crescendo of the Midnight Moment with fireworks from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. (The Castle display is extended east this year for the Ceilidh revellers in the Royal Mile.) The fireworks are followed by the world’s largest rendition of Auld Lang Syne as old friends and new join hands across the arena to sing Burns’ universal New Year anthem.
All stages are live from 9pm to 1am but the party starts from 7pm throughout the Street Party arena.
Free Hogmanay NightBus Services will once again run throughout the capital.
On New Year’s Day, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay presents Scot:Lands – incredible new worlds hidden in beautiful buildings and outdoor spaces in the city’s Old Town, where audiences can discover the very best in music, art and theatre, created and curated by Scotland’s most innovative artists, arts organisations and musicians: a festival in itself – all free.
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