Lily Allen to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens 2014/15

The Sheezus singer is the first name announced for Edinburgh's New Year's Eve celebrations

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Lily Allen to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens 2014/15

Lily Allen has been announced as the headliner for this year’s Concert in the Gardens on New Year’s Eve for Edinburgh's Hogmanay.

Allen follows in the footsteps of a stellar line-up of previous headliners, including the Pet Shop Boys, who were last year’s main attraction, Primal Scream and Biffy Clyro.

The appearance will end a busy year for the British pop star which has seen her release Sheezus, pick up an NME Award for Best British Solo Artist and headline a number of the biggest UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and V festival.

Globally recognised as a special way to bring in the new year, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a three day celebration which also includes a street party, ceilidh, torchlight procession and a concert in St Giles Cathedral.

With its epic backdrop of the castle and midnight fireworks, the concert – which takes place in the city's Princes Street Gardens – is always of the celebration’s most talked about events

Tickets for the concert are £37.50–£42.50, which also covers access the street party. For more information on the concert and other Edinburgh's Hogmanay events, keep an eye on their website.

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.

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