Yes, yes we know it seems a little premature but you are advancing relentlessly towards Hallowe’en and already the tickets have gone on sale for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

To whet your appetite here is the video…..

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2010 from Edinburgh's Hogmanay on Vimeo.

Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2010/11 have announced that indie legends The Charlatans will be performing alongside Edinburgh’s Hogmanay headliners Biffy Clyro at the Concert in the Gardens; the music and fireworks spectacular widely seen as one of the greatest celebrations of New Year in the world.

For more than two decades now, The Charlatans have been an inspirational force in British rock. Celebrating their twentieth anniversary in 2010, the band will end their celebration year with their Edinburgh’s Hogmanay debut, performing countless hits from their remarkable back catalogue of eleven studio albums. From the immortal strains of breakthrough hit ‘The Only One I Know’ to current album ‘Who We Touch’, the band remain as exciting and relevant now, as when they first broke through – if not, more so, as a new generation of young bands and fans today hail them as lifelong heroes.

The Charlatans and Concert in the Gardens host, BBC Radio presenter Vic Galloway, join headliners Biffy Clyro whose critically acclaimed album ‘Only Revolutions’ hailed as one of the finest albums of the year, has exceeded 300,000 sales in the UK alone and earned the band their first Platinum-selling album as well as their first Mercury Music nomination.

With special guest still to be announced to an already incredible line-up for the Concert in the Gardens tickets are going fast, with Enclosure Tickets for the event selling-out on the opening weekend, Gardens Tickets are still available at £35 (+ booking fee) through the official Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Box Office (details below).
Tickets are already on-sale for the city’s world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party featuring a feast of live music stages, DJ’s, giant screens and the spectacular Midnight Fireworks. Enquiries are already flooding in from people across Scotland, the UK and overseas keen to get their hands on one of the hottest New Year tickets in the world. Revellers are advised to plan early for this year’s festivities to avoid disappointment. Artist details will be announced in the coming weeks.

For further information, to purchase tickets and to register for online updates visit: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

Revellers can purchase tickets for both the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party and Concert in the Gardens in one of three ways:

Online at www.edinburghshogmanay.com;

by calling the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Box Office on 0844 894 2011 or

by contacting Tickets Scotland, 127 Rose Street or Ripping Records, 91 South Bridge, Edinburgh.

Looking forward to their first appearance at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Tim Burgess lead singer with The Charlatans commented:- ‘The Charlatans are delighted to be playing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay… it’s going to be the party of the decade. See you there’.

Stuart Nisbet, Music Programmer for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said: ‘It’s always much more exciting when a Scottish band has done so well that we can invite them to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. If they also happen to be one of the best live acts on the planet, things get really interesting. In announcing The Charlatans, another brilliant and hugely influential live band, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2011 is shaping up to be one of the best ever’

Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Presenter and Concert in the Gardens host, said: ‘I can’t wait for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay to present this show – I’ve loved Biffy Clyro since before they were signed, and now my boys are one of the biggest and best rock bands in the world. And to have Manchester legends The Charlatans there as well, what a night – it’s just top!”

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