Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to Headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018!

Credit: Dean Chalkley

Rag 'n' Bone Man will headline this year's Edinburgh's Hogmanay to round off the 70th anniversary year of the world's leading festival city.

Joining the already packed lineup, double Brit Award Winner Rag ‘n’ Bone Man top the bill at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay after a standout 2017, with the album Human the decade's fastest-selling debut album by a British male artist.

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man AKA Rory Graham said:

Excited to be breaking the New Year in with the Scots at Edinburgh's Hogmanay, what a sick event for a debut show.

Tickets for this year's Concert in the Gardens are on sale from 9am on 12 September – wannabe New Year revellers are encouraged to get them fast as Rag 'n' Bone Man's seven date UK & Eire autumn tour 'Overproof' sold out in just a few hours.

Rag 'n' Bone Man has played sold out shows across Europe and the UK including two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire in April. The summer saw him playing IOW Festival, Glastonbury, TRNSMT and Bestival. 

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Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Edinburgh's Hogmanay, said:

We're delighted to have one of the UK's most exciting new artists headlining Edinburgh's Hogmanay in our first year of producing the event. This has been Rag'n'Bone Man's year and so where better to end it than at the mother of all New Year celebrations in Edinburgh.

Hogmanay 18 launch fireworks

The exciting announcement of this headline act adds to an already bumper programme for Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2018:

  • On 30 December, the traditional Torchlight Procession make its way through the centre of the old town, creating a fiery spectacle ending with the torches spelling out a #ScotWord, voted for by Scots aged 8-26 and marking the beginning of 2018 as Scotland’s Year of Young People. 
  • This 31 December, Bairns Afore will allow children to have their own midnight moment with fireworks in the early evening, before the grown-up party starts with live entertainment, bands and street performers
  • 1 January wraps up the three-day festivities with the legendary Loony Dook in the Firth of Forth, offering a bracing way to bring in the new year!
  • …and there’s more! This year from 1-25 January in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Book Festival a specially-commissioned short story by Val McDermid, New Year's Resurrection, will be told through projections onto Edinburgh's buildings and landmarks, in celebration of the city's status as the first UNESCO City of Literature

Tickets for Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens and other events this year are on sale now!

Find out more about Edinburgh's Hogmanay on our festival page. And why not enter our competition to win a trip and experience Edinburgh's Hogmanay for yourself!

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