Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens is a sell out


TICKETS for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens and Keilidh events have sold out over a week before the celebrations.

Scots rockers Biffy Clyro are set to headline the Concert in the Gardens, despite struggling to get back from Singapore following their Australian tour because of widespread snow across the UK.

Performances will also come from indie legends The Charltans and Billy Bragg.

Punters can still snap up tickets for the world-renowned street party, where further live music will be featured from The Coral, Newton Faulkner and the Treacherous Orchestra.

Pete Irvine, organiser of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said: “With Biffy Clyro as our headline act, we knew this event was going to be very popular, and are delighted that all the tickets have sold out so far ahead of the event.

“Demand for street party tickets is strong, and we expect this to continue right up to the event itself.”

Dee Bahl, Biffy Clyro’s manager, said: “This is the icing on the cake for what has been a brilliant year for the band and their fans – it’s a great way for all of us to bring in 2011.”

The Hogmanay celebrations will run over four days, kicking off with a torchlight procession on Thursday 30 December.

And for those looking to shake off their New Year’s Eve hangovers, the annual Looney Dook is set to take place, with hundreds of revelers are expected to start 2011 with a dip in the River Forth.

Councillor Steve Cardownie, festivals and events champion for the City of Edinburgh, said: “Edinburgh is simply the place to be for Hogmanay so if you haven’t yet snapped up your street party passes, what are you waiting for?

“Get them today and start the countdown to see in 2011 at the world’s best New Year’s celebrations.”