Updated: Monday, December 2, 2013
Tickets went on sale for the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
We may be in the midst of Edinburgh’s winter festival but now it is your chance to plan for warmer occasions! This morning tickets went on sale for the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the most spectacular shows in the world and one which is truly unique to Edinburgh. Tickets have sold out for the last 15 years so early booking is recommended!
Next summer, from August 1-23, over 220,000 people travel from the four corners of the earth will see a 1,000-strong cast gather for the 65th Tattoo, which will celebrate "Our Home, Friends & Family" and once again be staged on a floodlit Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.
As Scotland prepares to welcome the world as part of the exciting year of Homecoming, hundreds of Commonwealth participants are set to play a part in next year's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Music, dance and precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, cultural troupes, singers and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Hot Dub Time Machine
4th of December, Gleneagles of Scotland, Edinburgh
All aboard Hot Dub Time Machine! DJ Tom Loud presents the world's first time-travelling dance party. Travel back in time to 1954, then boogie back to 2013, with a song for each year powered by YOUR dancing. An international festival hit, Hot Dub Time Machine returns to Edinburgh after a huge sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Edinburgh Hogmanay 2013/2014
The biggest celebration of the year - tickets are still available!!!
Edinburgh's Hogmanay will kick off a year of celebrations. Up to 80,000 people are expected to enjoy the 21st world-famous Hogmanay street party with a stellar line up confirmed for the concert in Princes Street Gardens, including the Pet Shop Boys and Nina Nesbitt. Tickets are still available from Edinburgh's Hogmanay - Official Site. Participants in the traditional Torchlight Procession will officially get the 2014 celebrations underway a day earlier during the Son et Lumière on December 30. It will mark the start of a sensational year in the spotlight for Scotland, playing host to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup.
Concert in the Gardens - Full Line-Up Announced!
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay are delighted to announce that Pet Shop Boys, one of the most successful UK acts of all time, will headline the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013/14 ‘Concert in the Gardens’. Pet Shop Boys will bring in 2014 with the UK's hottest new bands with very special guests The 1975 and introducing Edinbugh's very own Nina Nesbitt and The 10:04's.
Pet Shop Boys
With over 50 million records sales worldwide Pet Shop Boys are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1985 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four number ones: “West End Girls”, “It's a Sin”, “Always on My Mind” and “Heart”.
Concert in the Gardens will be Pet Shop Boys only UK performance, ending the pop duo’s hugely successful ‘Electric’ world tour which has performed 45 shows and festivals in 25 countries throughout 2013. The band will be performing a set of greatest hits along with tracks from their critically acclaimed twelfth album ‘Electric’ in West Princes Street Gardens.
The 1975 are a Manchester art-pop quartet. The four-piece make outsider anthems where alt.rock explosions meet electro-pop grooves. Their year so far has been memorable as their ambition is high. They recently embarked on a support slot across Europe with Two Door Cinema Club, played a clutch of triumphant shows at SXSW and had a Top 20 hit with "Chocolate", the indelible future-pop art-rock centrepiece of their "Music For Cars" EP. This success has set up The 1975 as one of the year’s breakthrough bands. Their headline May tour is sold out, as are two shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and Manchester’s The Ritz in September.
Nina Nesbitt, the half Scottish, half Swedish singer-songwriter has just turned 19. Nina was just 16 years old when she began performing intimate shows across Edinburgh and Manchester and, with a budding interest in film making, posted a selection other songs on Youtube. The response she received was overwhelming. In the last two years she has been crowned Singer/Songwriter New Artist of the Year by iTunes, has toured with Ed Sheeran, sung the soundtrack to the latest John Lewis advert with a cover version of Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop and is currently co-producing her album with Jake Gosling.
The 10:04’s are an Edinburgh band formed a couple of years ago, quickly establishing themselves as one of the capital's hottest bands. The band have supported the likes of The Cribs, Razorlight, The View, Idlewild, Ash, The Twang, British Sea Power, The Undertones and The Proclaimers. They also played on the U.K and European festival circuits. The 10:04's have released three singles, 'SOS', 'Lights Out' and most recently 'Throes'. The songs have been played extensively on UK national, local and student radio, as well as in the U.S. In the last 12 months the singles have been picked up and used on TV by CNN, Loaded Magazine and the Scottish FA.