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KT Tunstall heads Hogmanay bill


KT Tunstall will play in Edinburgh on New Year's Day

KT Tunstall will play in Edinburgh on New Year's Day

KT Tunstall will play in Edinburgh on New Year's Day

KT Tunstall is to headline an intimate gig showcasing some of Scotland's top musical talent in a new addition to Edinburgh's four-day long New Year celebrations.

The 3,000-capacity concert is part of a brand new programme of events for January 1 entitled One Day.

One Day, which celebrates the special date of 1/1/11, will see a variety of Scots singers, songwriters, musicians and poets perform in a free, unticketed concert. It will be followed by the One Day Resolution Concert in Princes Street Gardens, which is being put together by Tunstall.

The gig will be headlined by the award-winning Fife singer herself and will include performances from King Creosote and up-and-coming bands Kassidy and Silver Columns. Tickets at £11 go on sale on Wednesday.

The events are aimed at entertaining the thousands of revellers who are expected to remain in the city after Hogmanay.

Tunstall, who performed at Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert on the Gardens five years ago, said it would be a "rocking start" to the New Year.

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro will bring in the New Year at the Concert in the Gardens. The Charlatans and Billy Bragg will also be performing at the party.

Organisers said 80,000 revellers are set to enjoy the events within the Princes Street arena on New Year's Eve.

The street party will include performances from The Coral as well as DJ sets from the Kaiser Chiefs and Goldie Lookin Chain.

The Edinburgh Filmhouse is also set to pay homage to the city's role in hit UK films, such as Trainspotting, Hallam Foe and The Illusionist.