Edinburgh’s Hogmanay unveils First Footin’ music gigs

SINGER Callum Beattie is among the performers who’s signed up for “First Footin’”, a new series of gigs unveiled as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

“First Footin’” will feature an afternoon of free live music and performances taking place across the Old Town and New Town in pubs and other venues.

Beattie said: “I can’t wait to play in Edinburgh – we’ve had no shows there all year, and it’s just such an honour to be back in my home city.

“Myself and the band are all buzzing.”

Jamie Napier, general manager at Cold Town House, one of the pubs hosting the gigs, added: “Hogmanay in Edinburgh is unparalleled across the world, so to be a part of the programme of events is great for us.

“We’re known for hosting fantastic parties and events throughout the year but this will be particularly special as we sit alongside some of the most creative and fun venues the city has to offer; we’re really looking forward to welcoming first footers through our doors.”

Other events added today to the Edinburgh’s Hogamany programme include a candlelit concert at St Giles’ Cathedral on Hogmanay, and the “Sprogmanay” family ceilidh.

Events already announce include: “Night Afore Disco Party” with Sophie Ellis-Bextor on 30 December; “Concert in the Gardens” with Pet Shop Boys and the world-famous street party on Hogmanay; and the “Final Fling” headlined by Tide Lines on New Year’s Day.

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