First Footin': Free gigs to help Scots kick off 2024 on New Year's Day

First Footin' will help Scots kick off 2024 with a huge line-up of live music at 15 venues throughout the capital.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has revealed the full line-up of artists set to play free gigs throughout the city on New Year’s Day.

First Footin’ will help Scots kick off 2024 with a huge line-up of live music across 15 venues throughout the capital.

Over 30 artists will appear throughout the Old and New Town including Lau, Bemz, Hot Chip, Kathryn Joseph, Fergus McCreadie, Becky Sikasa, Cloth and many more.

First Footin’ performances are set to take place from 2pm on January 1.

The free gigs will take place at St Giles’ Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Hall and Eve at Virgin Hotel, Assembly Rooms, Cold Town House and Fruitmarket Gallery amongst others.

The event will give audiences the chance to explore Edinburgh while discovering a range of music from rap to classical, electronic to jazz, indie to folk and a foot stomping ceilidh band, embracing Hogmanay traditions.

Old Town line-up

  • Black Bull: Tom Oakes & Friends
  • Cold Town House: Alas De Liona, Cammy Barnes, Fiza, Man of Moon
  • Fruitmarket Warehouse: Sean Shibe & Mira Benjamin
  • Greyfriars Kirk: Fergus McCreadie Trio, Juliette Lemoine & Chris Amer
  • St Giles Cathedral: Lau and special guest Kathryn Joseph
  • Greyfriars Hall at Virgin Hotel : DJ Rawzi, Hayley Zalassi, Hot Chip
  • Eve at Virgin Hotel: Her Picture, Viv Latifa, Keir Gibson, Grace & the Flat Boys

New Town line-up

  • Assembly Rooms – Music Hall: Scottish Album of the Year Award Showcase: No Windows, Becky Sikasa, Bemz, Cloth
  • Assembly Rooms – Ballroom: The Hannah Fisher Ceilidh Band
  • Auld Hundred: Cera Impala & Guests
  • Boozy Cow: Cyrano & Guests
  • Copper Blossom: Picture the Scene, Element: William Douglas & Friends
  • The Huxley: Nicole Cassandra Smit, Philip Joseph Rae, Anna Leyden
  • Scottish Café: Hydroponics
  • Spiegeltent at St Andrew Square: Silent Film with a live Score with Graeme Stephen Trio

A full First Footin’ timetable and event map allowing audiences to plan their New Year’s Day experience is available from the official website.

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