Yes you read that right. We are not even into our summer gear yet but already you are being made to think of those nights in December when we freeze getting photos and video to you – and you can come along to the city centre and join the biggest party.

This will be the second year that Underbelly have run Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. It was great fun last year – who will headline this year? Well we don’t know yet so you will just have to buy these tickets on trust that the entertainment will be as good if not better than last year!

Underbelly today announced tickets for this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will go on sale at 10am on Monday 21 May. Tickets can be bought online at or on 0131 510 0395.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is discounting 10,000 tickets for EH postcode holders, twice the number of last year. These tickets will be £20.

Underbelly produces Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and Edinburgh’s Christmas events on behalf of City of Edinburgh Council.

The full programme of events and line-up of performers will be announced in September.

Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay said: “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is where the world comes to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the new. It’s an international event with a cracking line-up of artists from across the world which we’ll be unveiling over the next few months. But it’s also Edinburgh’s event and so we want to double the number of discounted tickets available to EH postcode holders and acknowledge the goodwill and support of those who live in the city and who welcome the world in through its doors. We hope that the £20 ticket will allow more local people to join the Street Party, the world’s largest new year celebration.”

Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is famous the world over as an incredible street party experience and one of the best ways to bring in the new year. It’s an internationally-acclaimed event, drawing crowds from all continents, but it is also uniquely ours. It is Edinburgh’s party and everyone who lives in Edinburgh and wants to be a part of it should have that opportunity. That is why there are special rate tickets available for local people – and why these deals are doubling in number to make this our biggest ‘Hogmanay thank you’ yet to residents.”

Human League who played on the Waverley Stage in 2017





£12 with torch, £3 without torch  

Plus booking fees

Born of the Viking tradition, Edinburgh’s torchlight procession has become famous around the world as one of the first images of the impending change to a new year and the beginning of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

The procession returns to its new route down the Royal Mile, starting from three different points, High Street, South Bridge and North Bridge, winding through Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament to reach Holyrood Park.

In Holyrood Park, the parade will conclude with a finale to be announced.




BAIRNS AFORE, 5:00pm (doors open 4pm)

£20 / £12 / £9 / £7.50  

Plus booking fees

On 31st December, families and young people will have the opportunity to celebrate their Hogmanay in Princes Street Gardens with the return of Bairns Afore.

A family friendly show will culminate in a fireworks finale from Edinburgh Castle and West Princes Street Gardens allowing them to celebrate Hogmanay together and still leave the city centre ahead of the Street Party crowds to get Scotland’s young people home… and possibly to bed.

50p donation from every ticket will be made to Edinburgh’s One City Trust.


STREET PARTY, 7:30pm – 1:00am


(10,000 at £20 for Edinburgh residents)

Plus booking fees

The world’s best New Year street party.

From 7:30pm, Edinburgh will throw open its doors to the world. Join us as bands, DJs, street performers and dancers, acrobats, disco divas and fire eaters will all combine across multiple stages and on the streets to make it the party of a lifetime.

At midnight, the ultimate fireworks display will mark the end of the old year and usher in 2019 set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.


CANDLELIT CONCERT, 6:00pm (doors 5pm)


Plus booking fees

A magical moment of calm in the mad energy of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, gather at St Giles to usher out 2018 and welcome in 2019.


CEILIDH UNDER THE CASTLE, 8:30pm (doors 7:30pm)

£140 /£55

Plus booking fees

Experience the best of Scotland at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night.

At midnight, welcome in 2019 with a breathtaking fireworks display, amidst the historic setting of the majestic Edinburgh Castle.


CONCERT IN THE GARDENS, 9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm)

£160 / £70 / £60

Plus booking fees

Celebrate Hogmanay in spectacular style at the Concert in the Gardens main stage. This year’s headline act and support artists will be announced in due course.

At midnight, say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in 2019 with the best views in the house of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle.

A ticket for Concert in the Gardens will include a wristband for access to the Street Party.


LOONY DOOK, 12:30pm (registration from 10:30am)


Plus booking fees

The Loony Dook (or the daft dip!) will continue its New Year’s Day tradition at South Queensferry. In the shadow of the Forth Rail Bridge, the dippers in fancy dress or the scantily clad will brave the chill to raise money for charities while shaking off their Hogmanay hangover. £1 donation from every ticket will be made to the RNLI.