Britpop legends Pulp have been announced as this year’s headliners for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens.

The veteran rockers will take to the stage in Princes Street Gardens as the capital welcomes in the New Year on December 31st

Organisers Edinburgh’s Hogmanay announced the main attraction for their open-air concert on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, this morning, referendcing the band’s biggest hit.

They said: “We are THRILLED to announce PULP as your headliner for Concert in the Gardens 2023!

“We know you will remember the first time you brought in the bells under Edinburgh Castle, like the Common People with PULP!” 

Pulp were last in Scotland during the summer when the band, fronted by lead singer Jarvis Cocker, played at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow.  

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Pulp brought the first night to a colourful close in their first Scottish show in more than a decade. 

Crowds were teased with a lengthy introduction with captions on a screen reading: “This is a night you will remember for the rest of your life. You are about to see the 529th concert by Pulp. 

“This performance is an encore. An encore happens because the crowd wants more.” 

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The band surprised fans at the end of 2022 by announcing a run of shows this summer at festivals and outdoor gigs across the UK. 

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Edinburgh’s Concert in the Gardens is now in its third decade, with previous headliners including madness, KT Tunstall and the Pet Shop Boys.  

It returned in 2022 after a three-year break. 

Tickets for this year’s concert will go on sale at 10am Friday 29 September, and are only available through the Edinburgh's Hogmanay website.