Edinburgh Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013/14. Scotland’s BIG Year Starts Here!
Monday 30 December 2013 – Wednesday 1 January 2014.

Edinburgh is the ‘Home of Hogmanay’ and this year welcomes the world to celebrate the launch of Homecoming Scotland 2014 at one of the planet’s biggest New Year Parties.
Three days of incredible events: theatre, music, dance and Street Party extravaganzas make the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations the only way to bring in the New Year.

On the opening night of the festival (30th Dec) join the warm embrace of the Torchlight Procession as it flickers through the city, radiating light through the winter darkness as thousands of torch carriers create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to a spectacular fireworks finale on Calton Hill.
Last year this event attracted over 35,000 and sold-out prior to the event, so get your torch vouchers early.

The world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party welcomes over 80,000 revelers to the ‘Home of Hogmanay’ and this year presents an all-Scottish line-up with Mercury nominee headliners Django Django along with electro-synth popsters Chvrches, King Creosote, The Rezillos, Treacherous Orchestra plus much more.

Set beneath the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Concert in the Gardens is ‘the music and fireworks spectacular’.
This year Pet Shop Boys are tasked with kicking the party into 2014.
The most successful UK pop-duo of all time will be playing a spectacular greatest hits set through the bells, joined by the UK’s hottest new band The 1975 and Edinburgh singer-songwriter sensation Nina Nesbitt and The 10:04’s… and not forgetting the biggest Midnight Moment on the planet!

But Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is more than just music and New Year fireworks, this festival is packed with free and ticketed entertainment surrounding the 31st December.
The serene Candlelit Concert set in the magnificent surrounding of the Old Town’s St Giles’ Cathedral, plus a full exciting new programme of entertainment on New Year’s Day, alongside The Loony Dook; a New Year’s Day dip in the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth, ensure that Edinburgh’s Hogmanay continues to be voted as one of the top New Year experiences in the world.

Tickets are on-sale now at www.edinburghshogmanay.com or 0844 5738455

Register at www.edinburghshogmanay.com for regular artist updates and programme announcements.

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