A Guide to our Street Party hosted by Johnnie Walker Line-Up
Our Street Party hosted by Johnnie Walker has an epic line-up of musicians, bands and DJs. Find out more about them here and get ready to dance in the streets on 31.12.19.
Our Waverley Stage is always a party, but especially this year with Marc Amond, The Ninth Wave, Keir Gibson and PorkPie taking to the stage. Thinking about heading straight there? We'd reccommend entering the Street party arena at the East End of Princes Street.
He needs no introduction really. Singer-songwriter Marc Almond is an absolute legend in the music industry. Almond’s career has spanned 4 decades and he has sold over 30 million records.
Song to listen to: One of his newer songs, A Kind of Love.
18-year-old Keir Gibson is a young singer-songwriter from Fort William who blends electronica, pop and folk into a heady blend of styles, citing Coldplay and Wesley Schultz (of The Lumineers fame) as influences. His debut single came out this year and he is on the up up up!
Song to listen to: His debut single, Eyes Wide.
The Ninth Wave
The Ninth Wave are a noise pop duo from Glasgow, comprising of childhood friends Haydn and Millie, who take their influences from 80’s new wave and goth pop.
Song to listen to: Used to be Yours or New Kind of Ego, we can’t choose!
Love Ska revivalists like The Beat, The Selecter, Madness and The Specials? Then you’ll LOVE Scottish Ska band, Porkpie. Full brass section. Keys. Guitar, Singer. They fit the full ska band mould and, in their own words, "play with an intensity and energy that will have you skanking into the night."
Song to listen to: Their cover of 10outof10 is a real 10/10
HIGH STREET STAGE
Our brand new High Street Stage in Parliament Square is going to go OFF with a full Scottish line-up of Idlewild, The Snuts, VanIves and Shooglenifty. Want to be there? Head into the Street Party arena at Bank Street.
Scottish indie-rock band Idlewild formed in Edinburgh in 1995 and now their influence over the music scene is undeniable. They have a well-earned reputation for insane live shows, so expect something special.
Song to listen to: It has to be Roseability, right?
Scottish foursome The Snuts, who hail from West Lothian and formed at school, are gaining popularity fast, with their massive indie tunes spreading like wildfire online. Trust us, they are very cool. You won’t want to miss them.
Song to listen to: All Your Friends will have you up and dancing.
Catching people’s eyes from the moment they quirkily launched themselves onto the scene in 2018 in a TEDx appearance rather than a gig, the VanIves are going places. Winners of Best Newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards last month, expect big things fro this duo.
Song to listen to: Their new single, Friends.
Shooglenifty are an Edinburgh-based six-piece Celtic fusion band. They blend Scottish traditional music with everything from electronica to alternative rock and have performed ALL over the world for the likes of Prince Charles and Nelson Mandela… and now they’ll be playing for you!
Song to listen to: Day Eye Wifey, it’s a classic.
JOHNNIE WALKER STAGE
Get yourself to the Johnnie Walker Stage if you're really up for a dance with the best DJs playing the best tunes all night long. Arielle Free from Radio One, The Mac Twins and The Great Calverto. Let's Go. Enter the Street Party arena at the West End of Princes Street to be there!
Arielle Free is a Glaswegian DJ and Broadcaster best known for her show on BBC Radio One and hosting the Love Island podcast. She’s promised to provide an epic set that’ll have everyone dancing away in the streets of Edinburgh. We can’t wait.
The Great Calverto
The Great Calverto is Edinburgh born and bred. Trust us, you’ll never have more fun at a DJ set. Expect all the classics.
The Mac Twins
Not only are they hosting the entire Street Party, the Edinburgh-born twins are also back DJ-ing by popular demand, since they absolutely smashed it last year. Known as the Love Island: Aftersun DJs, join them on the Johnnie Walker stage to bring in the bells and party ‘til 1AM!