So it’s Simple Minds who will be bringing in the New Year at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. A great choice, I would say, and I can’t wait to see the Scottish rockers rip up 2012 and crash us into 2013.
Jim Kerr’s band will bang out all the hits in West Princes Street Gardens. Simple Minds will be joined by The View (a Dundee band) and Edinburgh’s Bwani Junction.
This year sees the the new Waverley Stage, on Waverley Bridge, playing host to The Maccabees.
The Scottish Stage (actually one of the most fun places to be in Edinburgh at Hogmanay) is moving to Frederick Street in the New Town, and will be the venue to enjoy Admiral Fallow, Lau and Shooglenifty.
The Keilidh on the Mound will see bands The Brechin City Rollers, Hugh MacDiarmid’s Haircut and Ceildhdonia perform. Click here for the full line up of events for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.
Tip: Please remember that Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations start on the 30th December 2012 and end on the 1st January (plus, the 2nd January is a national holiday in Scotland), so don’t rush your break. Stay a few nights and soak up the fun and friendly atmosphere. Shops and entertainments will be open every day in Edinburgh.
Another interesting and welcome change to things for 2013 is the hourly display of fireworks from 9pm until the big show at midnight. Great idea!
This will be the the 20th anniversary of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and as all the ingredients to be a memorable one, for most…
If you’d like to head to Edinburgh for Hogmanay then you’dll be glad to know that tickets are still available for the various official parties in the city centre – click here for more details. If street parties are not quite your thing then why not head to one of the dozens of parties being held at bars, restaurants, pubs and hotels across the city - they’ll certainly be warmer than the street events.
Tip: Free buses to all corners of Edinburgh will be put on for revellers at the Street Party.
For those looking for last minute accommodation in Edinburgh for New Year’s Eve 2012/12, don’t worry, there are still plenty of great deals available. Simply click on the button below to start comparing hotel prices across all the leading travel websites.