Unique Events and Underbelly yesterday announced show and ticket details for an exciting new look to Edinburgh’s winter festive season.
Underbelly and Unique Events have also announced that the Paradiso Spiegeltent will be at the heart of this year’s Christmas celebrations, situated in St Andrew's Square from 23 November to 5 January. And winter in Edinburgh is about to get hotter as we welcome international hit show: Limbo!
“A high-octane blend of dance, circus, sideshow and live music" (Observer)
Initially created for the Adelaide Festival, LIMBO! comes directly to Edinburgh from a six month run at Underbelly's award winning London Wonderground Festival at Southbank Centre where it is playing until the end of September to capacity audiences and to massive critical acclaim.
LIMBO! is an exotic, illogical world of mind-bending illusions, breathless dance and soaring live music from a coterie of highly skilled international performers. A truly unique experience for Christmas, suitable for all ages from 12+
Tickets for LIMBO! Are on sale today www.edinburghschristmas.com
The Paradiso Spiegeltent will also feature some of the finest family entertainment to be had this Christmas in Edinburgh, including: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs from Nov 23 – Dec 15 and Red Riding Hood from Dec 17 – Jan 5.
The full Edinburgh's Christmas programme will be announced in early September.
Tickets are also on-sale to celebrate the first 21 years of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay with a spectacular three-day programme of free and ticketed events. ‘Scotland’s Year Starts Here’, with the new-look Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, Concert in the Gardens and The Keilidh, where 80,000 people from over 60 countries will bring in the New Year and launch the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014.
For the first time Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will offer our local audience with a limited ‘EH Postcode’ ticket for the Street Party. The EH Postcode Ticket allows EH postcode residents the opportunity to purchase tickets for a reduced price of £16 + bf, a saving of £4 per ticket.
Pete Irvine, Director of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said “2014 is going to be a very big year for Scotland and it will start with the UK’s largest winter festival. Our plans for the launch of this special year will be announced later as will the artists for our five music stages in and around Princes Street together with the major headliners at the Concert in the Gardens. We will rival the summer music festivals. Demand for tickets for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is already high, and we’re happy to be able to offer an early-bird ticket specifically to EH postcodes for the first time.”
Full details of all the events can be found at www.edinburghshogmanay.com and the full line up of acts for the Street Party and Concert in the Gardens will be announced in the autumn.
Steve Cardownie, Festivals & Events Champion, City of Edinburgh Council, said “This year’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations are shaping up to be an exciting new take on Edinburgh’s traditional festive activities. The events held in the Capital always prove hugely popular, drawing in tens of thousands of people from across the world and 2013/14 is set to be no different. I know everyone will be looking forward to a programme that will enhance Edinburgh’s reputation as the place to be at Christmas and Hogmanay.”
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland added: “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of our signature events each year and the new collaboration with Underbelly looks set to make the festival bigger and better this year as Scotland prepares to welcome the world in 2014.”
Revellers can purchase tickets for all the Christmas events at www.edinburghschristmas.com or by calling into the Christmas Box Office at The Fringe Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh and for all Hogmanay events 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.