Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning artist, DJ and producer, Mark Ronson will host a massive party to ring in 2020 in Scotland’s capital, marking the first time a DJ is headlining Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.There is no artist in the world who can bring the party quite like Mark Ronson. He defies classification, a musical polymath whose CV of collaborations is a who’s who of pop icons, from Paul McCartney and Queens of the Stone Age to Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus. His distinctive solo style of effervescent funk and brass-led pop has rightly earned him legions of fans around the globe.
In June, Ronson released his fifth studio album Late Night Feelings, a sparkling summer soundtrack filled with leading female vocalists including Camilla Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Angel Olsen, Lykke Li and YEBBA that met mass acclaim and a stellar Glastonbury performance.
Mark Ronson’s “Hogmanay in the Gardens” will be complete with iconic trumpet fanfares and more bangers than the midnight fireworks, making it the best place to welcome the new decade.
Tickets to Mark Ronson’s "Hogmanay in the Gardens" will go on sale on Monday 22 July at 10.00am at edinburghshogmanay.com and (+44) 131 510 0395.
Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, saidL-
"In our third year producing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, we’re bringing one of the biggest DJs in the world to Edinburgh to throw one almighty party. Mark is a multi-award-winning producer and DJ whose music has been the soundtrack to this decade, there is simply no one in the world better to play out the last hours of 2019 and bring in 2020.”
Councillor Donald Wilson, Edinburgh’s Culture and Communities Convener, said:
“Edinburgh’s Hogmanay continues to be the best New Year’s Party in the world. With Mark Ronson as our headliner, this promises to be one of our finest celebrations yet. With his impressive back catalogue and current chart toppers what better way to say goodbye to 2019, bring in the bells and herald in the new decade.”
The full programme for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, including support acts for Mark Ronson’s Hogmanay in the Gardens, will be announced in the autumn.
£170 - Premium Combined Ticket for Mark Ronson’s Hogmanay in the Gardens (£140) + Hogmanay Street Party (£30) Premium standing viewing area in the Gardens (hard-standing on top path) with exclusive bar, food and toilet facilities.
£80 - Enclosure Combined Ticket for Mark Ronson’s Hogmanay in the Gardens (£50) + Hogmanay Street Party (£30) Exclusive standing viewing area in the Gardens (hard-standing) in-front of the Concert stage.
£70 - Garden Combined Ticket for Mark Ronson’s Hogmanay in the Gardens (£40) + Hogmanay Street Party (£30) Standing viewing area in the Gardens (grass) around the Enclosure area.
All tickets subject to booking fee.
Tickets available from Monday 22 July at 10.00am at edinburghshogmanay.com
Gruff Rhys performs 'No Profit In Pain' outside Cardiff Castle to officially launch National Theatre Wales’ NHS70 Festival
Welsh singer Gruff Rhys performed his new song, No Profit in Pain today outside Cardiff Castle to officially launch National Theatre Wales’ NHS70 Festival.
National Theatre Wales commissioned Gruff Rhys to write a brand-new song paying tribute to the NHS during its anniversary year. No Profit in Pain was released today (5 July 2018), the actual day that the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.
Earlier today, Gruff, along with National Theatre Wales’ Artistic Director, Kully Thiarai, gathered under the Aneurin Bevan Statue (the Welsh Labour MP from Tredegar who was responsible for creating the NHS in 1948) on Cardiff’s Queen Street for a photo opportunity to officially launch National Theatre Wales’s NHS70 Festival.
National Theatre Wales will celebrate the National Health Service’s 70th birthday throughout July with a month-long, multi-artform festival, inspired by the staff and patients of this unique institution. This country-wide festival will feature productions and events made and performed in locations across Wales, all celebrating one of Wales’ best exports.
Kully Thiarai, Artistic Director at NTW said:-
“It’s great to have an opportunity to invite Gruff back to collaborate with us here at National Theatre Wales to be part of our NHS70 festival. A festival that seeks to celebrate the NHS - a much loved institution that is close to so many people's hearts. An idea born in Wales and made universal by Aneurin Bevan from Tredegar. This anniversary is our chance to pay tribute to a great Welsh story and thank ‘Nye’ for his creation, and most importantly to say thank you and celebrate the staff and volunteers of our unique NHS who pick us up when we fall.”
“The NHS is something that we can too easily take for granted. It’s been there for me throughout my life and has also saved many of my family members lives. In that sense it means more than anything I could ever convey in a pop song. For the song I’ve focused on the battle to keep the NHS as a free service in public ownership. Privatisation is creeping in and it will be a death knell for the NHS we all love and cherish if we are not vigilant.”
NHS70 Festival productions and events will be performed in venues all over Wales, including hospitals, schools, memorial halls and arts venues in Carmarthen, Welshpool, Wrexham, Bangor and Tredegar, birthplace of the NHS’ founder, Aneurin Bevan, all as part of the festival.
Aneira Thomas, the first baby ever to be born under the NHS and Patron of the NHS70 Festival said:-
“I think National Theatre Wales NHS70 Festival is a wonderful idea. It’s great to see the arts community celebrate this unique institution with us all. As patron of the festival, I can’t wait to see some of these some of the shows they have planned which all pay tribute to the staff, volunteers and patients of our wonderful NHS”.
You can listen to No Profit in Pain via http://bit.ly/NoProfitInPain
A link to the No Profit in Pain can be viewed here http://bit.ly/NoProfitInPainVID
For further information about NTW’s NHS70 Festvial, click here https://www.nationaltheatrewales.org/
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