Edinburgh’s Hogmanay are today delighted to announce that pop superstar Lily Allen, will headline the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014/15 ‘Concert in the Gardens’. Organisers Unique Events on behalf of City of Edinburgh Council announce that this special headline show will end a spectacular year for Lily Allen and will be the final show of her 2014 world tour. After a self-imposed ‘retirement’ from the music industry, 2014 has been a triumphant return to the top, producing her second No.1 album ‘Sheezus’, plus a summer of exhilarating performances and headline appearances at the UK’s biggest music festivals (including Glastonbury, Latitude and V Festivals), collecting the NME Award for ‘Best British Solo Artist’ and positioning herself as one of the UK’s most successful female artists.
Her 2006 debut album ‘Alright, Still’ sold over 2.6 million copies worldwide, produced No1 singles and pop classics ‘Smile’ and ‘LDN’, projecting Lily Allen to international pop superstardom, critical acclaim and a raft of industry awards including nominations at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.
On her headline appearance at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Lily Allen has said: ‘I’ve always wanted to spend Hogmanay in Scotland so the fact that I get to do it this year but performing onstage in front of a whole load of people up for the best time makes it extra special. I can’t wait”Lily Allen at the Concert in the Gardens includes very special guests to be announced, set beneath the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and the spectacular Midnight Fireworks, broadcast around the world and showcasing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as one of the biggest and best New Year parties on the planet!
Recently listed as the only event/festival in the ‘Discovery Channel - Top 25 World Travel Experiences’, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is recognised globally as one of the world’s best New Year celebrations and last year welcomed visitors from over 60 countries to celebrate at the ‘Home of Hogmanay’. Over three-days of spectacular free and ticketed events in 2013/14, audiences of over 130,000 joined the celebrations, with 5 of 6 main ticketed events sold-out before the 31st December.
Councillor Steve Cardownie, Festivals and Events Champion for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has long been the envy of cities across the globe and the celebrations to bring in the start 2015 are set to be no exception. Headliner Lily Allen is sure to be a big hit with revellers, and coupled with an absolutely spectacular fireworks display, we are aiming to yet again bring together and entertain thousands of people as the capital brings in the bells.
”Pete Irvine, Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said: ‘We are delighted to announce Lily Allen to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay in this the final week of the world's largest arts festival Edinburgh‘s Festival Fringe. Lily has had a great year headlining summer festivals, playing all over the world and now we welcome her to the Home of Hogmanay. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is THE New Year party, Lily is THE party girl.”
Revellers can purchase tickets for Concert in the Gardens and all other Edinburgh’s Hogmanay events including Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, The Keilidh at the Street Party, Torchlight Procession and Concert in St Giles’ Cathedral from 10am Friday 22 August 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.
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