Edinburgh Hogmanay 2014 | Preview | Waverley Stage

chvrchesThe Street Party is not all about drinking a little too much and having a dance with some strangers while singing Auld Lang Syne.

For us, the music stages scattered across the streets are at the heart of the party offering a taster of some of the best live music Scotland has to offer.

Ahead of the night, here’s our low down on the Waverley Stage.

Timings (Subject to change)
William Douglas 9pm
Chvrches 9.40pm
Django Django 11.05pm
The Rezillos 12.10am

William Douglas

William Douglas

Following open mic nights and gigs across Edinburgh, William Douglas performed with his band at Wickerman Festival earlier this year and was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award.

Taking influence from Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan, William is known for his mix of songs, from covering renowned artists including The Who and singing his own original material captivating audiences from the Voodoo Rooms to Electric Circus.


Chvrches have released a top ten UK album, placed 5th on the BBC Sound of 2013 List and performed on Jools Holland and David Letterman – not bad for a three-piece group from Glasgow who formed in 2011.

And it looks like there is no slowing down, 2014 is already looking like a jam-packed year with dates in Australia, Europe, Tokyo and the UK already announced and selling out fast.

Django Django

Django Django

Despite their move to London, Django Django met while studying at Edinburgh’s College of Art.

The band were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2012 playing numerous festivals throughout the summer.

This year, the band have toured the UK, performed at festivals including those in Croatia, New York and Spain.


The Rezillos

The band will provide ‘a blast from the past’ for some as The Rezillos formed in Edinburgh in 1976.

The Rezillos split up in 1985, but across the years reformed for various tours.But it wasn’t until 2001 when they were invited to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations that the band picked up their instruments once again and have toured across the UK ever since.

Keep up-to-date with all the Hogmanay happenings at the following official Hogmanay sites:

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