ORGANISERS of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay today announced that cultural icons PULP will headline the 30th
Anniversary Concert in the Gardens on Sunday 31 December, welcoming party-people from around
the globe to dance their way into 2024 at the world-famous New Year festival.

Following a surprise 2023 reunion and run of sell-out summer shows, Pulp’s headline appearance at
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay marks the Sheffield band’sfirst live show in the capital for over 20 years, where
they will perform the last show of 2023 and first of 2024, bringing in the bells beneath the majestic
backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Fronted by Jarvis Cocker, Pulp has provided the soundtrack to a generation, and Concert in the
Gardens promises a hit filled set of career spanning pop anthems including Common People, Disco
2000, and Do You Remember the First Time?.

Performing beneath the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle amidst one of the world’s greatest New Year
firework displays, Pulp will once again help make Edinburgh the best New Year party on the planet.
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker said: “When your grandkids ask “Do you remember the first time Pulp
played Edinburgh’s Hogmanay?” What will your answer be? Come along & start 2024 in the very best
way possible. Oh yes.”

The world-famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party (31 December) also welcomes 40,000 revellers
into Edinburgh city centre and Princes Street, to party their way into 2024 with friends old and new
from around the world, counting down to the spectacular Midnight Moment.

Street Party revellers won’t miss out on Pulp’s headline set, with the full performance and DJ
soundtracks being broadcast to screens throughout Princes Street in the Pop Zone with spectacular
effects, to create one massive city centre party.

The Tartan Zone on Waverley Bridge, presents a night of foot stompin’ music from across Scotland,
headlined by the award-winning Elephant Sessions, joined by the incredible Kinnaris Quintet, and
opening with an exhilarating hour of energetic ceilidh dancing from the islands with the Hannah
Fisher Band.

The Disco Zone hosted by Silent Adventures will see 4,000 participants enjoy a giant outdoor Silent
Disco with tunes from across 30 years of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, battling alongside the biggest floor
fillers from a host of DJ’s throughout the night. And to celebrate 30 years of the Street Party, the
best in live Street Theatre, drummers, pipers, vintage funfair rides, food and drink, will once again
create a carnival atmosphere throughout the city centre leading up to the bells.

Directors of UniqueAssembly who create and produce Edinburgh’s Hogmanay on behalf of the City
of Edinburgh Council said: “Reaching the milestone 30th anniversary for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a
phenomenal achievement, which since 1993 has welcomed millions of party people to celebrate at the
Home of Hogmanay. We wanted to make sure that this year was extra special for our audiences and
are thrilled to welcome Pulp to the party. This will be the hottest ticket in town, and we recommend
people grab their tickets fast to make sure they don’t miss out”.

An expanded four-day programme of world-class events will run from Friday 29 December 2023 –
Monday 1 January 2024, kicking-off celebrations on 29 December.

The full Edinburgh’s Hogmanay programme and ticket details will be released in the coming weeks,
but other confirmed events taking place over the 4-day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2023/24 festival
include the return of the Torchlight Procession (29 Dec) with presenting partner EventScotland and
in support of homeless charity Social Bite, the Night Afore Disco Party (30 Dec) beneath Edinburgh
Castle, and a packed programme of free New Year’s Day events for young and old, with the return
of the First Footin’ culture trail, welcoming artists from across Scotland to perform in landmark
buildings, pubs, cafes and venues throughout the city centre, and Sprogmanay family events in the
Old Town.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2023/24 is supported by Principal Funding Partners City of Edinburgh Council
and Major Partners EventScotland, Creative Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Festivals
EXPO Fund and Essential Edinburgh, all working together to create spectacular Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
30th Anniversary celebrations for Scotland.

City of Edinburgh Council Leader Cammy Day said: “The excellent news that pop-pioneers Pulp are set
to headline the 30th Anniversary Concert in the Gardens, as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
celebrations, is testament to the international reputation that our city and festivals command.
After the difficult years of the pandemic, I’m overjoyed that our festivals are back to their brilliant best
and providing such high calibre cultural offerings for our residents and visitors.
I would like to thank Unique Assembly and all our other fantastic partners who have worked so hard
on delivering our winter festivals. This year’s New Year’s Eve festivities are set to be some of the finest
that Edinburgh has ever seen. I’m sure we’ll all fondly remember the first time that Pulp will see Princes
Street Gardens and Edinburgh into 2024.”

VisitScotland Director of Events, Paul Bush OBE said: “Edinburgh’s world-famous Hogmanay
celebrations are the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Whether it’s taking part in the Torchlight
Procession, dancing away to pop heroes Pulp or First Footin’ through the city centre, this year’s
expanded four-day programme offers the chance for friends and family to connect, enjoy and share in
a number of memorable experiences.

EventScotland is proud to be continuing its support of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as it celebrates its 30th
anniversary. Having events of this scale in our calendar reinforces our position as a world-leading
events destination and reinforces Scotland’s place as the perfect stage for events.”

Concert in the Gardens with Pulp and special guests to be announced, takes place on Sunday 31
December 2023 in West Princes Street Gardens, from 9pm to 12.50am. Tickets go on general release
Friday 29 September at 10.00am from priced from £75.00 inc.

booking fees and 50p charity donation. A limited Concert in the Gardens pre-sale is available to those
registered with and will begin Thursday 28 September at 10am.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party tickets are on-sale now priced £28.50 inc. fees and charity
donation, and discounted EH Postcode Resident Street Party Tickets £23.50 inc. fees and charity
donation. Tickets for the Street Party Silent Disco with Silent Adventure are priced £7.50 inc. fees and
require a full Street Party ticket to purchase. Spaces for the Silent Disco Zone are limited and available
on a first-come-first-served basis.

50p from every Concert in the Gardens and Street Party ticket purchased will be donated to
homeless charity Social Bite, and additional online donations can be made when purchasing tickets.
Tickets for both the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party and Torchlight Procession events are available
from 10am, Friday 25 August from Details of further Edinburgh’s
Hogmanay 2023/24 events will be announced in October.