….as promoters decide not to make a year change
Mark Ronson has been announced as the headline act for Edinburgh’s annual Hogmanay party.
He will be the first DJ to lead the New Year celebrations. Support acts will be announced in autumn.
Ronson, who has just released his fifth studio album Late Night Feelings, featuring vocals from, among others, Camilla Cabello and Miley Cyrus, is probably best known for his collaborations with Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars,.
He picked up an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy for co-writing the song “Shallow”, recorded by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for the movie A Star Is Born.
Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said: “In our third year producing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, we’re bringing one of the biggest DJs in the world to Edinburgh to throw one almighty party.”
They said Ronson’s music had been the soundtrack to the decade.
Councillor Donald Wilson, Edinburgh’s culture and communities convener, said: “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay continues to be the best New Year’s Party in the world.
“With Mark Ronson as our headliner, this promises to be one of our finest celebrations yet.
“With his impressive back catalogue and current chart toppers what better way to say goodbye to 2019, bring in the bells and herald in the new decade.”
It’s Hogmanay 19… again
The New Year celebrations are being promoted as Hogmanay 19 – the same as last year when Daily Business pointed out that it should have been Hogmanay 18.
The organisers insisted at the time that it had followed a long held pattern of using the new year numeral despite the fact that Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year – 31 December.
There was no immediate response as to why it had been decided this year would again be promoted as Hogmanay 19.
This year’s celebrations are being promoted as Hogmanay 19 (above) as they were last year (below).…
…and it follows confusion in previous year’s about what year it was…