Edinburgh’s Hogmanay headliners Biffy Clyro stranded abroad


EDINBURGH’S Hogmanay headliners Biffy Clyro have been stranded abroad after the weekend’s heavy snowfall in the UK.

Airports across the country – including Heathrow – have been closed or disrupted as the big freeze returned with a vengeance.

The Ayrshire rock trio finished their tour of Australia on Sunday and used their Twitter page to ask fans to wish them luck as they try to get back to Scotland.

They posted: “Biffy vs Snow and the UK Airport closures” today (Mon), and later sent a message which said: “Christmas in Singapore then”.

Biffy Clyro, comprising of lead singer Simon Neil and twins Ben and James Johnston, are set to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay’s Concert in the Gardens along with indie legends The Charlatans, which sold out at the weekend.

A spokesman for the event said: “The Concert in the Gardens is completely sold out, our last remaining tickets went at the weekend.

“The Keilidh is also almost sold out so we are advising people to get their tickets sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

“Tickets for the street party are selling well too and we expect that will continue right up to the event.”

Biffy Clyro have enjoyed huge success with their recent album Only Revolutions, which has sold over 300,000 copies in the UK and saw them nominated for this year’s Mercury Music Prize.