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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018 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 2019 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.

Lighting design for the street party was by Durham Marenghi and in 2018 Tim Lutkin was associate LD with programming by Pryderi Baskerville; in 2019 Eneas McKintosh was associate LD with programming by Ben Hornshaw; the lighting system was supplied by Neg Earth. Other credits include…

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

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