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Aberdeen Hogmanay Celebrations 2017


Sunday 31 December 2017 
8.45pm 12.15am

Bring in the bells at our open air stage in Schoolhill for the ultimate Aberdeen street party.  With live music from the Mersey Beatles and The Banjo Lounge 4, before a spectacular fireworks display from His Majesty's Theatre rooftop at midnight - you don't want to miss the best party in town!


The Banjo Lounge 4

The Banjo Lounge 4 are an Edinburgh-based mash-up band who pride themselves on delivering classics in a fun and imaginative way. With a 5-string banjo, acoustic guitar, double bass, stripped down drum kit and four vocalists, Banjo Lounge Four will get the party started with their Bluegrass-funk style. 
 Banjo Loumge Four 2017


The Mersey Beatles  

Like the original Fab Four, The Mersey Beatles were all born in Liverpool. Since 1999 they have been recreating the sights and sounds of the Beatles with a very authentic and distinctly Liverpool flavoured tribute.

Mersey Beatles 2017


Midnight - 12.10am Fireworks Display

A spectacular fireworks display to welcome in 2017 from His Majesty's Theatre rooftop.

The best views will be from Union Bridge, Union Terrace and Schoolhill.




Important Event Information

  • Alcohol is permitted at this event due to the Scottish Government relaxation of drinking byelaw.
  • No glass containers or bottles will be permitted in to the event. Glass exchange available.
  • No fireworks or sky lanterns will be permitted to be brought in to the event. Stewards will confiscate items and report the confiscation with Police Scotland.
  • Public toilets and medical provision are available within the event.
  • Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No charge for attending the event, but there is a maximum capacity which could mean a restriction on entry could be enforced.
  • Disabled viewing area of the stage and fireworks display, stewards will direct you to the location.
  • Please do not bring animals to the event.
Travel Information
  • Road closures will be phased over the evening. Road closures map coming soon.

  • Car parking - There are parking restrictions in place on Schoolhill, Union Terrace and Upperkirkgate. Aberdeen City Council car parking will operate as per normal operating times.

  • Disabled parking - there are a limited number of designated parking bays on neighbouring roads and Back Wynd.

  • Taxis ranks - The rank on Back Wynd will be effected directly by the event. This will mean that taxis will only be able to exit Back Wynd onto Union Street until 10.00pm. A temporary taxis rank will be operational from 10.00pm until 12.45am on Upperkirkgate.  The night time taxi rank on Union Street east of St Nicholas Kirkyard after 12.45am.

  • Bus timetables for First Bus Aberdeen and Stagecoach for day and night time services.

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