Biffy Clyro to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

The new year’s eve show is the band’s first gig of 2015

Biffy Clyro have announced they will headline the new year’s eve celebrations at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert In The Gardens this year.

The 2015/2016 concert marks the band’s first live appearance of 2015. The trio have been in “musical hibernation” working on the follow-up to to 2013’s double LP ‘Opposites’. Commenting on news of the gig, the band said:

“We are so happy to come out of musical hibernation to kick off 2016 with the show on Hogmanay. We want to rock off the cobwebs and prepare for the year of da biff!! Nothing can compete with Edinburgh’s celebrations and we hope to make it a special night for everyone!!”

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Support will come from Idlewild and Honeyblood, cementing an all-Scottish line-up for the celebrations in the capital city.

Biffy Clyro previously headlined the Edinburgh Hogmanay event in 2010. Concert In The Gardens takes places outdoors at Princes Street Gardens and is billed as a ‘festival’ styled evening with ‘a street party arena, bars and attractions.’ Tickets go on sale from 10am on September 25, with fans able to pre-order now. More information is available on the event’s official website

At the start of the year, Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil revealed the band have 20 songs – which are all 80% written – for their next album.

“It’s sounding really rocking at the moment,” he said. “I think it’s important to put some more rules and limitations on what we do because on the last few records we ran with whatever ideas we had. So on this one, when I say stripped back it’s not going to sound skeletal or anything but perhaps a bit more aggressive. Coming off the back of a double album, it’s important to be really concise so we might only have ten songs.”

At the end of last year drummer Ben Johnston told NME that the band would be recording the new album in summer 2015.

“It’s coming along; we’re not in any massive rush at all – we don’t want to anything that’s not perfect. We’re working hard – we’ve got too many songs, which is great! A great place to be at.”