Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Concert in the Gardens

Submitted by edg on Mon, 17 Oct '22 6.05am
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Edinburgh's Hogmanay Midnight Moment 2019
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The Concert in the Gardens, part of the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival, takes place in a ticketed area in West Princes Street Gardens. The Ross Theatre provides a dramatic setting under Edinburgh Castle rock.

The Concert to mark the New Year is like a ticketed party within the much larger Hogmanay street party.

Numbers are constrained by the 2,500 seating capacity of the Ross Theatre, and are limited to ensure the public gardens don't get damaged by a stampede of people.

A ticket to the Concert in the Garden includes access to the broader Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party arena as well.

Pet Shop Boys are headlining the Concert in the Gardens 2022/23, with Special Guest DJs. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 28th October.

Previous Hogmanay Concert in the Garden Headliners

2022/2023: Pet Shop Boys

2021/2022: Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival was cancelled due days before the event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2020/2021: Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival was cancelled due to Covid-19.

2019/2020: Mungo's Hi-Fi, Rudimental, Mark Ronson

As well as playing big name hits, Ronson created a soundtrack for the Midnight Moment fireworks.

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.


On sale from 10am, Friday 28th October 2022.

Concert in the Gardens tickets are priced at £85 for the enclosure and £70 for Gardens general admission.