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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. 

The town’s very-own musical megastar Paolo Nutini will headline the Concert in The Gardens on 31 December, with local act the Vegan Leather already confirmed as support.

Paisley gets set to take over Edinburgh Hogmanay

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.