Simple Minds, The Maccabees and The View set for Edinburgh Hogmanay 2012

New Year's Eve celebrations in the Scottish capital


This article is from 2012.

Simple Minds set for Edinburgh Hogmanay 2012

Scottish rock band Simple Minds will headline this year’s Edinburgh Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens. The band, whose hits include ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ and ‘Alive and Kicking’, will be joined on the line-up by The View and Edinburgh’s Bwani Junction.

The live music stages surrounding the Princes Street are will also feature, with the Waverley Stage playing host to Mercury Prize nominees The Maccabees. Elsewhere, the Scottish Stage moves this year to South Frederick Street with Admiral Fallow, Lau and Shooglenifty all on hand with their special brand of Celtic charm. Head to the Mound Precinct for this year’s The Keilidh. The main feature at Hogmanay, as always, is the midnight fireworks display.

Returning for its 20th year in 2012, new additions to the Hogmanay Street Party programme include open air nightclub REW1ND3R: The Biggest Party - In Years, celebrating all things pop with tunes from 1953-2013, helmed by DJ Swiss alongside VJs Buttercup and Pixels. Other innovations include a new route for the Torchlight Procession, starting from the National Museum of Scotland and culminating on top of Calton Hill, as well as a new line-up of events for Jan 1 called Your Lucky Day, which includes spoken word, music, dance and live street theatre.

Free transport home, throughout the city, will also be made available, with networks operated by Lothian Buses open to anyone at the Street Party, Concert in the Gardens or The Keilidh. Details on timetable and bus stops will be released from the beginning of December.

This article is from 2012.

The Maccabees

The London indie rockers tour for the final time.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Thu 29 Jun

£38.50 / 020 8365 2121

Fri 30 Jun

£38.50 / 020 8365 2121

Sat 1 Jul

£38.50 / 020 8365 2121

O2 Academy Glasgow

Fri 23 Jun

£28.50 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 24 Jun

£33.90 / 0844 477 2000

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The View

Dundonian indie scamps.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Thu 4 May

£18.50 / 0141 552 4601

Fri 19 May

£18.50 / 0141 552 4601

Fusion & Foundry, Sheffield

Sun 14 May

£19.25 / 0114 222 8777

The Garage, Aberdeen

Fri 5 May

£18.50 / 01224 587594

Sat 6 May

£18.50 / 01224 587594

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