Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Concert in the Gardens

Submitted by edg on Thu, 10 Oct '19 6.05am
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Edinburgh's Hogmanay Midnight Moment 2019
Ian Georgeson
Time & place

The Concert in the Gardens, part of the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival, takes place in a ticketed area in Princes Street Gardens West within the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party arena.

The Ross Band stand provides a dramatic setting under Edinburgh Castle rock.

For the first time, Grammy and Oscar Award winning DJ Mark Ronson will lead revellers through the bells. Joining Ronson will be anthemic hitmakers, Rudimental DJ (Feel the Love, These Days) and Glasgow’s collective soundsystem, Mungo’s Hi Fi.

Joining Mark Ronson will be a 12 piece all-female live string orchestra made up of players from across the UK including three Edinburgh locals, members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Mark Ronson will also play piano and guitar as well as DJing and will be welcoming a special guest on the night. 

2019/2020 Schedule

  • 20:30 - 21:20  Mungo's Hi-Fi
  • 21:30 - 22:40  Rudimental
  • 23:00 - 01:00  Mark Ronson

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

A ticket to the concert includes wristband for the Street Party.

Previous Hogmanay Concert in the Garden Headliners

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.


£75 (includes £5 booking fee) for The Gardens area. £85 (includes £5 booking fee) for the Enclosure area.