READ: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018 - EVENTS NOW ON SALE

18th July

"We are humbled and thrilled to be delivering a new programme for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay in 2018. Edinburgh can claim to be the home of New Year festivals and we will work hard to ensure that the programme delivers something fresh and exciting every year to keep residents, UK visitors and international tourists flocking to this world famous Festival City through the winter months.

From the new culmination of the Torchlight Procession with Scotland’s young people’s chosen word being created in blazing torches to the extended midnight fireworks, the new Bairns Afore for families, the re-booted Street Party carnival and the almost month long project Message from the Skies illuminating the city’s dark January nights, we are confident that Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018 will offer lots of ways for people to enjoy this Must Do globally famous event.

We’re proud to be working with some very talented people on Hogmanay including one of Scotland’s finest writers Val McDermid, executive producer Martin Green and our Street Party director Struan Leslie, our young ambassador Nina Nesbitt, and the very entertaining Hogmanay Host Sanjeev Kohli as well as organisations including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, One City Trust, Young Scot and our partners City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Government, EventScotland and Creative Scotland. 

There is of course more to announce including the bands and musicians who will take to the stages on 31 December to entertain us, but tickets are now available so book yourself into the place to be this Hogmanay and look forward to saying 'I Was There'."

Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Directors of Underbelly

Street Party
The Best. Party. Ever.
Four Street Party stages with live music, DJs, giant screens and street entertainment. A breathtaking fireworks display, set against the backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
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Ceilidh Under The Castle with Edinburgh Gin
Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the new year with  a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night.
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Torchlight Procession 
A spectacular sea of light. Blaze through the city accompanied by a cast of pipers and drummers, bear a torch or grab a spot and watch the river of light flow through the heart of Edinburgh.
The Torchlight Procession will take a new route through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, down the Royal Mile and into Holyrood Parkculminating in #ScotWord with torches spelling out one word chosen by the young people of Scotland answering the question “What makes you most proud to live in  Scotland? #ScotWord.
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Bairns Afore
A new event for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, this is one for the families! Celebrate with the kids, with spectacular fireworks and family entertainment, and all afore bedtime!
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Message From the Skies
A new, free event for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018. Take a literary journey through this incredible city. Read a new story by leading Scottish writer Val McDermid in collaboration with Pearlfisher, Double Take Projections and soundscape artists told by projections onto the city's beautiful buildings and landmarks.
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But this isn’t all, we have plenty of exciting news to come and more spectacular events, which will be going on sale in September. These include:

Loony Dook
Silliness is good for the soul - along with a good dose of freezing seawater!. Combat that hangover by dressing up and running into the revitalising waters of the Firth of Forth at one of Scotland’s finest Hogmanay traditions.
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Concert in the Gardens
See in the New Year with the ultimate festival ticket for our headline music act, and the best view of the midnight fireworks. Line-ups TBA. 
Previous headliners have included Paolo Nutini, Biffy Clyro, Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen, Primal Scream, Kasabian, and Blondie.
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The recently restored Ross Fountain looks magnificent in this sunshine, and we're excited for its official reopening this weekend! In 5 months time, she will be right in the heart of the Hogmanay arena for Concert in the Gardens and Ceilidh Under the Castle.

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