By Martin Graham
Tickets for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations are selling well after special discount early bird vouchers went on sale.
New Year revellers are being offered the chance to buy tickets for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay bash for a special price of £10.
Once the early bargains have been snapped up, the price will revert to £15.
Last year the city welcomed 80,000 revellers to celebrate New Year in style at the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, attracting visitors from over 60 countries.
This year’s celebrations will feature the addition of an all new music stage at the East-end.
There will be a full festival programme of music over four stages and giant screens as well as the spectacular Midnight Fireworks set against the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and the world’s largest ‘Auld Lang Syne’ bringing in the New Year.
Organiser Peter Irvine said: “”We’re delighted that for the first time we’re able to make tickets available for the Street Party in the summer.
“Many people want to plan ahead and this early bird offer gives everyone the chance to snap up tickets for the world’s best New Year celebrations now for a tenner.
“Edinburgh’s Hogmanay remains one of the best value festival tickets around.”
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the spectacular fireworks display is broadcast across the globe to an estimated 160 countries and a viewing audience of over 1 billion, ensuring Edinburgh remains one of the world’s premier New Year events, alongside Sydney, New York and Paris.
Tickets are available online at www.edinburghshogmanay.com or by telephone from Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Box Office on 0844 894 2011 or Ticketsoup on 0844 481 8898.
Early Bird tickets will also be available locally from Tickets Scotland in Rose Street.
A spokeswoman for Edinburgh City Council said: “We won’t have a full analysis of ticket sales until after the weekend, given the various outlets selling them, but tickets are selling very well indeed.”