5 Things: what to expect from Primal Scream at this year's Hogmanay celebrations

Primal Scream

The Screamadelica crew announced as Edinburgh party headliners

As the mighty Primal Scream prepare to whip up a storm in the capital for Hogmanay, The List wonders what’s in store for the festive season’s hottest ticket

A heroes’ welcome

As if holding the world’s (okay, Scotland’s) biggest New Year shindig wasn’t enough, the addition of these local lads is the icing on the cake. Very pleased are we. Expect much bowing at the musical alter of these Scottish institutions.

Double bangers ahoy

As if their greatest hits weren’t enough, the Screamers will dedicate a slice of the Hoggers festivities to a Screamadelica set, which was recently voted the favourite Scottish album of all time, fact fans.

Controversy guaranteed

Never one to hide his crazy light under a bushel, few can forget the year Primal Scream replaced Kylie at Glastonbury in 2005. Gillespie was rapped on the knuckles for calling the crowd ‘a bunch of fucking hippies’ and publicly slagging off festival headliners Coldplay for being ‘boring’. You have been warned.

New album reveal

Though he claims ‘nothing’s finished’, Gillespie has happily waxed lyrical about their new album out next year. A taster, you say, at this year’s party? Go on.

Bigger and even better

With Glasgow focusing on more family-shaped entertainment, we anticipate the capital will up the ante as the go-to party destination. Wrap up warm and enjoy the ride.

See edinburghshogmanay.org for tickets and more.

Concert in the Gardens

See in 2019 with headliners Franz Ferdinand, supported by Metronomy and Free Love.

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