Lily Allen to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens

Lily Allen Lily Allen will bring in the New Year with a performance in West Princes Street Gardens

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Singer Lily Allen is to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens, organisers have announced.

The 29-year-old Londoner will bring in the New Year with a performance in West Princes Street Gardens.

It will be Lily's last show of her 2014 world tour and follows her second No 1 album 'Sheezus'.

The pop star said she "can't wait" to perform at the 31 December event in the capital. Tickets go on sale from Friday 22 August.

Lily said: 'I've always wanted to spend Hogmanay in Scotland so the fact that I get to do it this year but performing onstage in front of a whole load of people up for the best time makes it extra special. I can't wait."

Steve Cardownie, Edinburgh City Council's festivals and events champion, said: "Edinburgh's Hogmanay has long been the envy of cities across the globe and the celebrations to bring in the start 2015 are set to be no exception.

"Headliner Lily Allen is sure to be a big hit with revellers, and coupled with an absolutely spectacular fireworks display, we are aiming to yet again bring together and entertain thousands of people as the capital brings in the bells."

Pete Irvine, artistic director of Edinburgh's Hogmanay, said: 'We are delighted to announce Lily Allen to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay in this the final week of the world's largest arts festival Edinburgh's Festival Fringe.

"Lily has had a great year headlining summer festivals, playing all over the world and now we welcome her to the Home of Hogmanay."

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