Edinburgh's Hogmanay

The Queen's residence in Scotland plays host to a free, unticketed concert by young, contemporary musicians working in the crossover between folk and jazz, celtic and world music.

The New Year's Conversation returns this year as Edinburgh's Hogmanay marks the 450th anniversary year, in 2010, of the birth of the Reformation in Scotland with a varied programme of events.

The Night Afore (30 Dec, the night before Hogmanay) brings a display of light and fire on the Royal Mile and various special tours in popular visitor attractions. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Light Night follows a model borrowed from Paris and St Petersburgh where familiar city venues are opened and illuminated at night to present specially commissioned events and artists.

The Premiere of Edinburgh Hogmanay's Off Kilter sees artistic director Morag Deyes draw together world class choreographers, dancers, musicians and visual artists under a multicultural Scottish banner. Off Kilter, a specially commissioned work funded by the Scottish Government, plays each day of the five-day Hogmanay festival (see end for times).

Exclusive club night with top selling UK DJ Calvin Harris and friends as part of the Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.

Organisers of Edinburgh’s four-day Hogmanay festival today announced that The Enemy (pictured) will headline this year’s Hogmanay Street Party on Thursday 31 December.

It's probably too early to be talking panto already. Oh no it isn't! The nights are drawing in, and theatre's starry spangled season of loud-coloured sets, men in dresses, leggy boys, raucous bouts of audience participation and, likely, lashings of innuendo to keep the older folk in the audience involved in the proceedings is on its way.

Hogmanay sets featuring Mylo (DJ set) and James Zabiela.

Over 18s only.

The Noisettes will support headlining act Madness at the Concert in the Gardens on Thursday 31 December 2009, organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2010 announced today.

Cockney ska funsters Madness are headlining this year's Hogmanay in Edinburgh, it was announced yesterday.