29 December 2008 to 01 January 2009
City centre, Edinburgh
Events are both free and ticketed. Festivities begin with a Torchlight Procession and street arts carnival
Billed as the world’s biggest and best New Year celebrations. Word-of-mouth popularity and worldwide reputation of the celebration means Hogmanay’s various events always sell out.
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has announced its line-up for this year’s festivities, with Groove Armada set to headline the Concert in the Gardens, alongside the already-announced special guest Paolo Nutini and now, Friendly Fires – the breakthrough band of the moment. They join the likes of Glasvegas, Hot Chip (DJ set), The Hoosiers (DJ set), Complete Stone Roses and Attic Lights who are all playing at this year’s Street Party. This year it will be even bigger and better, with 4 live stages, an amazing laser and light-show and a whole extra hour of partying – with stages live from 9pm – 1am. (source: www.edinburghshogmanay.com)
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