Paisley gets set to take over Edinburgh Hogmanay
Paisley will be bringing in Scotland’s new year – with not one but three local acts taking the stage before tens of thousands at Edinburgh’s world famous street party.
And Paisley indie-rockers Lemonhaze will open the massive gig after winning a nationwide competition to land a prized slot on the bill.
That contest saw a shortlist of eight bands chosen from more than 400 entries by judges including festival headliner Paolo, with more than 10,000 votes cast in a public vote.
And the Paisley connection to Edinburgh Hogmanay doesn’t stop there – with the festival bill including a special show paying tribute to work of the town’s 19th-century weaver-poet Robert Tannahill.
Acclaimed singer-songwriters Eddi Reader and James Grant will be joined by the Tannahill Weavers and Tannahill Singers for a show based on the work of ‘Scotland’s secret bard’, as part of the Scot:Lands event in various venues around the Old Town on 1 January.
The show is arriving in Edinburgh after making a sold-out debut at Paisley’s Spree festival in October.