Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Concert in the Gardens

Submitted by edg on Mon, 25 Sep '23 6.05am
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Edinburgh's Hogmanay Midnight Moment 2019
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The Concert in the Gardens, part of the 4-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 size of the Ross Theatre (a 2,500 seat capacity venue which becomes all-standing for winter events like the Hogmanay concert), 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 no longer includes access to the broader Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party arena.

  • Pulp will be headling the Concert in the Gardens in 2023/2024. Tickets on sale, Friday 29th September 2023. Pulp are backed by Hot Chip (DJ Set).

Previous Hogmanay Concert in the Garden Headliners

2022/2023: Pet Shop Boys.

2021/2022: Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival was cancelled 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 29th September 2023.

Concert in the Gardens tickets are priced at from £72.50 to £87.50.