Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Concert in the Gardens

Submitted by edg on Mon, 19 Nov '18 9.27pm

The Concert in the Gardens, part of the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival, takes place in a ticketed area in Princes Street Gardens West within the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party arena. The Ross Band stand provides a dramatic setting under Edinburgh Castle rock.

In 2018/2019, Mercury Prize and BRIT Award winners, Franz Ferdinand headline. Supported by Metronomy and Glasgow based Free Love. Doors open at 8pm. This is a standing room only gig.

2017/2018: Headline act was Rag’n’Bone Man.

2016/2017: West Coast star Paolo Nutini played two Edinburgh's Hogmanay concerts in Princes Street Gardens on 30th and 31st.

2015/2016: Biffy Clyro headlined with special guests Idlewild and Honeyblood.

2014/2015: Lily Allen headlined, with Australian ABBA group Björn Again, kicking off the evening, followed by Grammy award winning dance/R&B superstars Soul II Soul.

2013/2014: The Pet Shop Boys headlined, with Edinburgh's own Nina Nesbitt and The 10:04's also performing.

2012/2013: Headliners Simple Minds were joined by The Maccabees and The View.

2011/2012: Primal Scream headlined the Concert in the Gardens, along with Bombay Bicycle Club. Read the Concert in the Gardens 2011/2012 review.

2010/2011: Scottish Rockers Biffy Clyro headlined, with The Charlatans joining them at the Hogmanay bash.

2009/2010: London ska band Madness headed, supported by the Noisettes. Read Euan Andrews' review

2008-2009: Concert in the Gardens was headlined by big beat electronic dance act Groove Armada; shaggy, West Coast groovester Paolo Nutini, and St. Albans, indie-pop band Friendly Fires.


£65 (£60 + £5 booking fee) for The Gardens area.

£75 (£70 + £5 booking fee) Enclosure area. Access stage side bars, food stalls and toilets.