Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party sells out two days ahead of event

Organisers said tickets for the street party on December 31 have sold out upon its return after three years off due to Covid restrictions.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party sold out two days before event takes place on Princes Street iStock

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party has sold out two days before the event, organisers have said.

Organisers said all events on December 31 had sold out, including the Concert in the Gardens, headlined by Pet Shop Boys and the Festival of Ceilidhs Countdown to Hogmanay.

A partnership between Unique Events and Assembly Festival, called UniqueAssembly, will deliver the festival and have said that Hogmanay is back in its “rightful home”.

The street party, which was off for three years due to Covid, has been scaled back this year to 30,000 tickets.

In previous years around 60,000 people have been allowed to attend.

Princes Street will be closed but the facilities will be in the west end of the street so “the party atmosphere remains the same”, despite there being fewer people.

Alan Thomson and Dani Rae, directors of UniqueAssembly, said: “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is back with a bang.

“After three long years away, Hogmanay is back in its rightful home in Edinburgh to celebrate the moment with the world.

“While all events on December 31 are now sold out, you can still join in the celebrations on Friday, December 30, with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Altered Images at the Night Afore Disco Party and on Sunday with our free First Footin’ event taking place in venues all over the city.

“Finish the party by joining us at Final Fling, which still has tickets available.”

Cammy Day, City of Edinburgh Council leader, said: “We are immensely proud that so many people choose to share their new year with us and enjoy everything our city has to offer.”

Edinburgh Trams will be free from midnight until 05:00 on New Years Day.

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