Edinburgh's famous Hogmanay celebration won't be taking its normal form this year, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the event is moving online and onto screens, for the first time in its history, with a series of spectacular moments to be enjoyed from home over three days. David Tennant is one of a host of Scottish stars and creatives who will be taking part to make sure that Hogmanay fans all over the world can tune in from the comfort and safety of their homes.
To wave off 2020 and usher in a hopefully happier 2021, the City of Edinburgh Council has partnered with Underbelly to produce a free online series of shows which promise never-before-seen, visually-spectacular moments. Launching on the 28th December and running every evening through to the 1st January, the stay-at-home event series will be free to watch as it streams via www.edinburghshogmanay.com.
The 2020 event promises a
series of awe-inspiring moments using multisensory creativity and pioneering
technology that has been crafted, hosted and narrated by a powerhouse of incredible Scottish
talent. The line-up also includes award winning poet and Scottish Makar
(Scotland’s Poet Laureate), Jackie Kay, Celtic fusion band, Niteworks and
Scottish actors Lorne MacFayden and Siobhan Redmond.
Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks. But, through December the official website be sharing some exciting, and exclusive content, including teasers, behind the scenes footage and interviews with those involved in the 3-day spectacular. Sign up for access on this page.