Edinburgh Hogmanay Headliner announced

08/09/2014 by .

This year’s Edinburgh Hogmanay headliner  is to be pop superstar  Lily  Allen,  who will  headline  the annual ‘Concert in the Gardens’ event which is the climax to the New year celebrations.

This special  headline  show will  end a spectacular year for  Lily Allen and will be the final show of her 2014 world tour. After a self-imposed  ‘retirement’ from the music industry, 2014 has been  a triumphant  return  to the top, producing  her second  No.1 album ‘Sheezus’,  plus  a summer of exhilarating  performances  and  headline  appearances  at  the  UK’s  biggest  music  festivals  (including Glastonbury,  Latitude  and  V  Festivals),  collecting  the  NME  Award  for  ‘Best  British  Solo  Artist’  and positioning herself as one of the UK’s most successful female artists.

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Her 2006 debut album  ‘Alright,  Still’  sold over 2.6 million copies worldwide,  produced No1 singles and  pop classics ‘Smile’ and ‘LDN’, projecting Lily Allen to international  pop superstardom, critical acclaim and a raft of  industry  awards  including  nominations  at  the  Grammy  Awards,  BRIT  Awards  and  MTV  Video  Music Awards.

On her headline appearance at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Lily Allen has said:  ‘I’ve always wanted to spend Hogmanay in Scotland so the fact that I get to do it this year but performing onstage in front of a whole load of people up for the best time makes it extra special. I can’t wait” Lily Allen at the Concert in the Gardens includes very special guests to be announced, set beneath the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and the spectacular Midnight Fireworks, broadcast around the world and showcasing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as one of the biggest and best New Year parties on the planet!

Recently listed as the only event/festival in the ‘Discovery Channel  –  Top 25 World Travel Experiences’, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is recognised  globally  as one of the world’s best New Year celebrations and last year welcomed visitors from over 60 countries to celebrate at the ‘Home of Hogmanay’.

Last year, in over three-days of spectacular free and ticketed events audiences of over 130,000  joined the celebrations, with 5 of 6 main ticketed events sold-out before the 31stDecember.

Pete Irvine, Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said:  ‘We are delighted to announce Lily Allen to headline  Edinburgh’s  Hogmanay  in  this  the  final  week  of  the  world’s  largest  arts  festival  Edinburgh‘s Festival Fringe.  Lily has had a great year headlining summer festivals, playing all over the world  and now we welcome her to the Home of Hogmanay. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is THE New Year party, Lily is THE party girl.”

Revellers  can  purchase  tickets  for  Concert  in  the  Gardens  and  all  other  Edinburgh’s  Hogmanay  events including  Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party,  The Keilidh  at the Street Party, Torchlight Procession and Concert in St Giles’ Cathedral  from 10am Friday 22  August  at  www.edinburghshogmanay.com, by calling

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Box Office on 0844 573 8455 or by calling into the Hogmanay Box Office at The Fringe Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh.

www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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