Pet Shop Boys to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will perform at Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Pic: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will perform at Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Pic: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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Legendary pop duo Pet Shop Boys are to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens.

The performance will end their world tour, which has seen the pair perform 45 shows in 25 countries in the past year.

Best known for hits including West End Girls and It’s a Sin, the band will play a set of greatest hits along with tracks from their 12th album, Electric.

The performance marks the 21st anniversary for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the return to the Capital for Pet Shop Boys following the cancellation of their planned set at New Year celebrations in 2006/07.

Singer Neil Tennant said: “We are delighted to bring this show to Scotland on New Year’s Eve.

“We’ve always felt we’ve had some unfinished Hogmanay business in Edinburgh after the weather put a stop to the planned 2006 show and this is going to be a fantastic way to see in the New Year!”

The electronic duo will be joined by special guests to be announced shortly.

Steve Cardownie, festivals and events champion for the City Council, said: “This year, we are celebrating 21 years of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and, of course, the Year of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 and I am delighted that we have an act of the Pet Shop Boys’ calibre to help us bring in the New Year.”