[a]Mansun[/a] play in Edinburgh at the bells and confirm [a]NME[/a] headliner...

Mansun headline one of the NME Premier Shows at the London Astoria on January 22. They also see in 1999 by playing one of their biggest-ever gigs, in front of 60,000 on News Year's Eve at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens at the foot of Edinburgh Castle and will be on in the run-up to midnight.

Other bands on the bill are UB40 and THE PRETENDERS. The gig will be broadcast live on Sky and on Scottish television.

They also play band a warm-up date at Liverpool's Cream on December 17 for their winter tour which kicks off at Chester Northgate Arena on December 18 .

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The band are currently in the studio working on tracks for b sides. A long form live video filmed at their recent UK shows will also be released next year.

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