PULP have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh.

Led by frontman Jarvis Cocker, the Sheffield band will bring in the bells against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

It follows a reunion and a summer tour which included a set at TRNSMT in Glasgow.

Cocker said: “When your grandkids ask, ‘do you remember the first time Pulp played Edinburgh’s Hogmanay?’ What will your answer be?”

He added: “Come along and start 2024 in the very best way possible. Oh yes.”

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The band, who enjoyed great success in the 1990s with their album Different Class, picked up the Mercury Music Prize in 1996.

Some of their biggest hits include Disco 2000, Common People and Do You Remember The First Time which are all likely to be on the set list this Hogmanay.

It will also mark the 30th anniversary of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party, whose previous headliners have included Pet Shop Boys, Mark Ronson and Franz Ferdinand.

The performance will be broadcast on screens along Princes Street, where 40,000 revellers are expected for the Hogmanay Street Party.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday morning and will cost £75.  Organisers UniqueAssembly have also promised live street theatre, drummers, pipers, vintage funfair rides and a carnival atmosphere in the city centre leading up to the bells.

"Reaching the milestone 30th anniversary for Edinburgh's Hogmanay is a phenomenal achievement, which since 1993 has welcomed millions of party people to celebrate at the Home of Hogmanay," the directors said.

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"We wanted to make sure that this year was extra special for our audiences and are thrilled to welcome Pulp to the party. This will be the hottest ticket in town, and we recommend people grab their tickets fast to make sure they don't miss out."

They also confirmed that the Torchlight Procession would return on 29 December, as well as the Night Afore Disco Party beneath Edinburgh Castle on 30 December.