Edinburgh's Hogmanay announces 'Night Afore Concert'

Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have announced that due to overwhelming demand and for the first time in the Festival’s history, a second concert in West Princes Street Gardens featuring Festival headliner Paolo Nutini will take place on Friday 30 Dec.

Tickets for the ‘Night Afore Concert with Paolo Nutini’ will go on-sale on Friday 21st October at 10.00am.

The Concert in the Gardens on the 31 December sold out in a record three hours. Tickets were snapped up by revellers from around the world, keen to catch a rare live performance from Paolo Nutini with his only festival appearance of 2016 and to book their place at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, which is organised by Unique Events on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

On adding a second Edinburgh’s Hogmanay show Paolo Nutini said:"I was in the desert when I heard about the response to the first show. I was overwhelmed and am incredibly grateful for the support of all you great people. I was then asked if we would do a preceding show on the 30th as there could be others who never got tickets. I said I was up for it and I hope that we get to play to as many as we can that weekend."

Councillor Richard Lewis, Edinburgh’s Festivals and Events Champion, said: “With still 10 weeks to go, the demand to celebrate Hogmanay in the Scottish Capital has been phenomenal. It is clear the world wants to celebrate the start of 2017 here in Edinburgh and what a year it will be for us as we welcome in the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh, the Festival City. It is hugely exciting to be able to host, for the very first time, a second performance from the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay headliner. The Concert in the Gardens sold out in a record three hours so it is fantastic to be able to offer Paolo fans another chance to see him live in Edinburgh. His second show will build even more excitement in the city as we count down to the greatest New Year’s party on earth.”

Al Thomson, Director of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, added: “To have Paolo Nutini headline one show at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is an incredible achievement, to be adding a second show is just phenomenal, for the festival, the city and most importantly for the thousands of fans who missed out on tickets for Concert in the Gardens on Hogmanay itself. With the Night Afore Concert with Paolo Nutini and the Torchlight Procession taking place on the 30 Dec, we will have the biggest ever opening to the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival.”

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