Biffy back with a bang at Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has announced the line-up for this year's Concert in the Gardens, with an all-Scottish line-up led by acclaimed rock act, Biffy Clyro.

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(Update: please note that the Concert in the Gardens has now completely sold out)

Playing their first and only gig of 2015, Biffy are making their Hogmanay return, having last headlined in 2010. In the intervening 5 years they've headlined a number of festivals, including Reading, Leeds, T in the Park and the Isle of Wight.

The band have also achieved a number 1 album and three top-10 singles, as well as a host of awards and nominations from the likes of the NME, Kerrang! and the Brit Awards.

Discussing their Hogmanay 2015 performance, the band said: 

We are so happy to come out of musical hibernation to kick off 2016 with the show on Hogmanay. We want to rock off the cobwebs and prepare for the year of da biff!! Nothing can compete with Edinburgh's celebrations and we hope to make it a special night for everyone!!

Pete Irvine, Director of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, added

We reckon it’s a real coup that Biffy have chosen Edinburgh’s Hogmanay not only for their first outing of 2015 but also to launch what looks like a very special year for them.
Their stand-out performance two years ago headlining T in the Park reminded us that they are one of the most exciting live bands ever to come out of Scotland. Biffy have built a big international following and headlining an impressive Scottish line-up at Concert in the Gardens will please both the Scots and our audience who come from over 70 countries.

Also appearing at the Concert in the Gardens are special guests, including Edinburgh indie band, Idlewild, fresh from their summer of UK festivals, and Scottish duo, Honeyblood, who have performed across Europe this year as well as supporting Belle and Sebastian in America, and the Foo Fighters at Edinburgh's Murrayfield stadium.

Councillor Richard Lewis, the city’s festivals and events champion, said:

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is going back to its Scottish roots. Idlewild first formed in Edinburgh 20 years ago and they are sure to be a huge hit with local fans in particular, while Scotland’s NME Award winning Biffy Clyro will help the city bring in the bells when they perform at the Concert in the Gardens.
Coupled with the famous fireworks display, this year’s celebrations will yet again entertain thousands of people and get 2016 off to a spectacular start.
  • Tickets for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens will go on general sale from 10.00am on Friday 25 September
  • Tickets for the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party are already on sale. Full details of the Street Party line-up and other events at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will be announced on Wednesday 7 October 2015.

For more information on the festival and links to programme details and ticket booking, please visit our Edinburgh’s Hogmanay page.

(Update: please note that the Concert in the Gardens has now completely sold out)

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