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At the end of 2020 Underbelly created this beautiful drone show shown over three nights on the 29th, 30th and 31st of December.


In previous years and hopefully once more in the future

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2017 was better than ever before with new events, including the family friendly Bairns Afore and a new look Ceilidh at the foot of the city’s iconic castle, an extended fireworks display and a revamped and animated Street Party that kept the celebration going all evening. The soundtrack to Scotland’s New Year was provided by Rag’n’Bone Man, who headlined the Concert in the Gardens.

The event returned in 2018 to even more critical acclaim, the Street Party toasted its new partnership with iconic whisky company Johnnie Walker, with a free dram for all attendees over the age of 18. Finally, at midnight, German techno marching band Meute ushered in the new year providing the soundtrack to the iconic fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle.

In 2019 visitors from 87 countries around the world joined the people of Edinburgh to celebrate New Year, including from Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Vietnam.

Lighting design for the street party was by Durham Marenghi and in 2017 Tim Lutkin was associate LD with programming by Pryderi Baskerville; in 2018 Eneas McKintosh was associate LD with programming by Ben Hornshaw; in 2019 Eneas MaKintosh returned as Associate LD with Tom Young as programmer; the lighting system was supplied by Neg Earth.

2019 Event credits

Directors of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay; Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam for Underbelly
Executive Producer; Martin Green
Associate Producer; Haitham Ridha
Production Director; Dave Watson for Underbelly
Creative Director; Bradley Hemmings
Production Designer; Ala Lloyd
Sound Design; Dan Jones
Broadcast Direction; James O’Brien for Progress Productions

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