Paolo Nutini set for Edinburgh Hogmanay encore as organisers add second gig

Daily Record
18 OCT 2016
By Record Reporter

THE Paisley crooner will also take to the stage on December 30 after the New Year’s Eve gig in Princes Street Gardens sold out in just three hours.

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PAOLO Nutini will play a second night in Edinburgh after his New Year’s Eve gig sold out in record time.

For the first time in the event’s history, as well as taking to the stage on Hogmanay, Nutini will also perform on December 30 in a special ‘Night Afore Concert’.

The announcement comes after New Year revellers snapped up all the tickets for Concert in the Gardens in just three hours.

The Paisley crooner says he was “overwhelmed” by the response to the gig announcement – his only festival performance this year.

The three-day festival is expected to bring 150,000 visitors from over 80 countries.

He said: “I was in the desert when I heard about the response to the first show. I was overwhelmed and am incredibly grateful for the support of all you great people.

“I was then asked if we would do a preceding show on the 30th as there could be others who never got tickets. I said I was up for it and I hope that we get to play to as many as we can that weekend.

“It will be a time to make some music, have a dance and celebrate a lot the good that’s been done this year and hopefully celebrate a lot of the s**** being resigned to the past.

“Also, there will be more acts to be announced as soon as possible. Can’t wait.”

Director of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Al Thomson added: “To have Paolo Nutini headline one show at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is an incredible achievement, to be adding a second show is just phenomenal, for the festival, the city and most importantly for the thousands of fans who missed out on tickets for Concert in the Gardens on Hogmanay itself.

“With the Night Afore Concert with Paolo Nutini and the Torchlight Procession taking place on the 30 Dec, we will have the biggest ever opening to the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival.”

Tickets for the Night Afore Concert with Paolo Nutini will go on sale on Friday, October 21 at 10am.

More information can be found on the Edinburgh Hogmanay website.

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