Aberdeen,
12
December
2019
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11:16
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Aberdeen set to bring in the New Year in style with Hogmanay celebrations

If you wanna have a good time this Hogmanay, local residents and visitors alike are invited to bring in the New Year with the ultimate Aberdeen street party – featuring some of Queen’s greatest hits.

Three top-class music acts will perform live on stage at Schoolhill from 9pm, entertaining the crowds before Byron Stirton from Grampian District Pipes and Drums pipes in the New Year set to the backdrop of a firework display.

First to perform at the free non-ticketed event will be a Charlotte Holden, followed by popular Aberdeen indie-pop band The 101 and culminating with Gary Mullen and the Works performing One Night of Queen

Charlotte Holden, the 22-year-old singer songwriter, born on the North Wales coast and now Aberdeen based, takes her influence from the likes of Ben Rector and Taylor Swift to bring original songs and covers to the stage. Charlotte has released four singles in 2019 and plans to write, release and record an EP in 2020.

Continuing the party will be The 101, who have made a name for themselves both locally and nationally since forming in 2017, receiving support from BBC Introducing, BBC Scotland (Single of the Week), CLASH Magazine, NME, and numerous Spotify editorial playlists, including New Music Friday. The band’s early successes have led to them being awarded the ‘Ones to Watch’ at the Pride of Aberdeen Awards in 2017 as well as being listed in Jim Gellatly’s ‘Top Tips for 2018’, alongside Lewis Capaldi, Callum Beattie and Dancing On Tables.

Gary Mullen and the Works will be recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time with One Night of Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 40,000.

Aberdeen City Council culture spokesperson Councillor Marie Boulton said: “There is always a great atmosphere in the city centre on Hogmanay. Our free street party is an excellent way to bring in the bells. We look forward to welcoming thousands of people from across the city, throughout the region and further afield to Aberdeen for one of the biggest events on the Scottish social calendar.

"The Hogmanay Celebrations is our last event in our festive schedule and what better way to signal the end of another fantastic Christmas in Aberdeen than with our annual street party.”

Aberdeen City Council encourages partygoers to remember three simple pieces of advice to help ensure everyone enjoys their night out: Wrap up warm, agree somewhere to meet in case you get separated from friends - and look after each other.

More information on the Hogmanay celebrations including full road closures is available at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/christmas .

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Help and Advice

Please note the event admission will be on a first come basis. You are permitted to bring your own food and drinks, including alcohol, on site however please don’t bring glass. Please also don’t bring your own fireworks.

Car Parking

All Council car parks within the city centre will be open and available for use. All existing blue badge parking areas (except those that are within any road closure) within the city centre are available for use.

Road closures and restrictions

From 10:00 on 31 December 2019 to 06:00 on 1 January 2020

Street

From

To

Rosemount Viaduct

Union Terrace

Blackfriars Street

Schoolhill (West bound)

Blackfriars Street

Back Wynd

Back Wynd

Schoolhill

Little Belmont Street

From 13:00 on 31 December 2019 to 06:00 on 1 January 2020

Street

From

To

Blackfriars Street

Rosemount Viaduct

St Andrews Street

Schoolhill (East bound)

Blackfriars Street

Back Wynd

From 18:00 on 31 December 2019 to 06:00 on 1 January 2020

Street

From

To

Schoolhill

Flourmill Lane

Harriet Street

From 21:00 on 31 December 2019 to 06:00 on 1 January 2020

  • Rosemount Viaduct
  • Harriett Street and Crooked Lane (whole length)
  • Union Terrace (whole length)
  • Diamond Place (whole length)
  • Windmill Brae (whole length)
  • Windmill Lane (whole length)
  • Bath Street (whole length)

From 22:00 on 31 December 2019 to 0600 on 1 January 2020

  • Belmont Street at its Junction with Little Belmont Street to Union Street
  • Little Belmont Street at its junction with Belmont Street and Back Wynd
  • Back Wynd at its Junction with Little Belmont Street to Union Street

Gaelic Lane (whole length)

From 23:30 on 31 December 2019 to 0045 on 1 January 2020

Union Street from its junction with Crown Street to its junction with Market Street EXCEPT for buses travelling from Guild Street/ College Street via Bridge Street to Union Street – left turn only onto Union Street. Buses travelling in other direction to turn right onto Crown Street (see below for revocation)

Bridge Street from its junction with Wapping Street to Union Street EXCEPT for buses travelling from Guild Street/ College Street via Bridge Street to Union Street – left turn only onto Union Street.

Diamond Street at its junction with Diamond Lane to Union Street

From 23:50 on 31 December 2019 to 0030 on 1 January 2020

Denburn Road (both directions, whole length)

Revocations

From 10:00 on 31 December 2019 to 2200 on 31 December 2019

Revoke no entry to Belmont Street from Union Street (Taxis only)

From 13:00 on 31 December 2019 to 0600 on 1 January 2020

Revoke no entry to St. Catherine’s Wynd from Union Street (access to M&S click and collect and Marischal Square only).

From 23:30 on 31 December 2019 to 0600 on 1 January 2020

Revoke right turn ban from Union Street into Crown Street

Parking Restrictions

From 18:00 on 30 December 2019 to 06:00 on 1 January 2020

Pocket Park outside RGU

Schoolhill (whole length)

Upperkirkgate (whole length)

Blackfriars Street (whole length)

Bridge Street from its junctions of Wapping Street to union Street

Diamond Street at its junction with Diamond Lane to union Street

Union Terrace (whole length)

Back Wynd

Little Belmont Street (whole length)