Massaoke to lead massive sing-a-long planned to bring in the New Year at Edinburgh Corn Exchange

YOU can ring in the bells, bring in the bells, and now, this Hogmanay, the Edinburgh Corn Exchange will give you the chance to sing in the bells.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 4:56 pm

Fringe favourites and ultimate communal sing-a-long Massaoke is returning to the Capital and to the Corn Exchange for the ultimate New Year's Eve party.

Join the sequins and spandex clad rock-stars to sing and dance your way through a one-off special set of hairbrush hits, euphoric power ballads, and solid gold anthems at the Hogmanay Hoot Massaoke night.

Featuring classics from the ‘80s right through to the ‘00s, plus a few favourite musical numbers (and an obligatory rendition of Auld Lang Syne, of course), it’s the ultimate end-of-year singalong party for the masses. Think of it as karaoke but on a massive scale, where lyrics are displayed on huge screens to enable everyone to let loose and sing their hearts out.

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Corn Exchange owner and creator of the Hogmanay Hoot, Paul DeMarco says, ‘It’s been an incredible year for the Edinburgh Corn Exchange and we wanted to end it on a high, so we set about organising a Hogmanay party that offered something completely different from the norm.

"Having welcomed Massaoke earlier this year, we knew these were the guys to help us take the celebrations to a whole new level. With top quality entertainment, plus food, drink and few surprises, we’re ready to see 2019 out with a bang.’

Massaoke consists of VJ and lyrics master Ethan McClean, Rye Eden on bass, Neil Winspear on guitar, Mark Nilsson on keyboards and Mat Morrisroe on drums.

From humble beginnings, the evolution of their show and visuals has seen them jet-setting around the world during which time they have established themselves as one of the world’s most exhilarating live acts and the party legends of the Fringe.

Having wowed crowds at Glastonbury and Latitude, as well as Australia’s Adelaide Fringe and New York’s Rochester Fringe, Massaoke has attracted a global following, with celebrity guests including Pink Floyd bassist, Guy Pratt, and power ballad legend, Bonnie Tyler, who described the show as quite simply ‘Fab.’

The Hogmanay Hoot Massaoke night will also feature a silent disco, compere and DJ, Bags and Pipes, plus a Big Big Gin and Bubbly bar, and Scottish street food to see revellers through to the New Year.

The Hogmanay Hoot Massaoke takes place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, Tuesday 31 December, 8pm-2am, from £25,