Pulp to headline 30th anniversary Hogmanay celebration in Edinburgh

Sheffield Britpop outfit Pulp will headline the Concert in the Gardens night this new year, celebrating 30 years of Hogmanay celebrations.

jarvis cocker from pulp at coachella in 2012

The band’s show on 31 December will marks their first show in the Scottish capital in more than 20 years.

Fresh off a 2023 reunion tour, the Princes Street Gardens gig will play out in front of the iconic Edinburgh Castle, with 40,000 people expected to make their way into the city for the now-famous new year’s celebration.

Announcing the gig, Jarvis Cocker said: “When your grandkids ask, ‘Do you remember the first time Pulp played Edinburgh’s Hogmanay?’ What will your answer be? Come along and start 2024 in the very best way possible. Oh yes.”

Directors of UniqueAssembly, which creates and produces Edinburgh’s Hogmanay on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Reaching the milestone 30th anniversary for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a phenomenal achievement, which since 1993 has welcomed millions of party people to celebrate at the Home of Hogmanay.

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“We wanted to make sure that this year was extra special for our audiences and are thrilled to welcome Pulp to the party. This will be the hottest ticket in town, and we recommend people grab their tickets fast to make sure they don’t miss out.”

Hogmanay street party tickets start at £28.50, including a 50p charity donation, and go on sale at 10am this Friday (29 September). A limited pre-sale for those signed up on the Hogmanay website starts at 10am on Thursday.

Coincidentally, Pulp’s drummer Nick Banks has a book coming out. So It Started There: From Punk To Pulp is released this Thursday (September 28).

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