Edinburgh's Hogmanay announce Rag'n'Bone Man as headliner for 2018
- Rowena McIntosh
- 8 September 2017
Tickets for Concert in the Garden go on sale Tue 12 Sep at 9am
Brit Award British Breakthrough Act of 2017 Rag'n'Bone Man has been announced as the headliner for Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens. Previous performers at the annual New Year's Eve shindig have included Paolo Nutini, Biffy Clyro, Lily Allen, Pet Shop Boys and Kasabian.
Rag'n'Bone Man's 2017 album Human became the decade's fastest-selling debut album by a British male selling and knocked about the Top 10 for 29 consecutive weeks. So far this year he has played Glastonbury, TRNSMT and Bestival and is about to start his Overproof Autumn tour of the UK, which sold out in a few hours.
Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Edinburgh's Hogmanay, said: 'We're delighted to have one of the UK's most exciting new artists headlining Edinburgh's Hogmanay in our first year of producing the event. This has been Rag'n'Bone Man's year and so where better to end it than at the mother of all New Year celebrations in Edinburgh.'
Rag'n'Bone Man, or Rory Graham to use his Sunday name, added: 'Excited to be breaking the New Year in with the Scots at Edinburgh's Hogmanay, what a sick event for a debut show.'
The Concert in the Gardens takes place in Princes Street Gardens and includes live music and a cracking view of the iconic midnight fireworks. Doors open at 8pm for a 9pm start, with ticket holders also given a wristband for access to the Street Party. Support acts are still to be announced for Underbelly's first Edinburgh's Hogmanay.
Tickets go on sale Tue 12 Sep at 9am at at edinburghshogmanay.com and (+44) 131 510 0395.