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Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party tickets to go on sale

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Image copyright Ivon Bartholomew

Tickets for Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party are to go on sale on Wednesday.

The world-famous event entertained 75,000 people from more than 80 countries last year.

Organisers said this year's line-up would be a "closely-guarded secret" until the autumn.

Celebrations culminate with the countdown to the bells and more than six tonnes of fireworks being launched from Edinburgh Castle at midnight. Tickets go on sale at 10:00.

Al Thomson, of Unique Events which organises the festival for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: "We are already experiencing a huge interest from around the world for tickets to the street party.

"Last year we welcomed visitors from over 80 countries to join the capital's three-day celebrations and we can't wait for Edinburgh to once again show the world how to party at the 'home of hogmanay'."

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