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Pulp confirm Hogmanay show in Edinburgh as they tease ‘first’ show of 2024

Pulp has confirmed their headline spot at Concert in the Gardens during Hogmanay in Edinburgh this year.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve event go on sale September 29, and it would appear to mark the “first” show of 2024.

Speculation over a continuation of the Encore Tour was rife after a series of sell-out shows through 2023, culminating in a double bill at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London.

Confirmation of their appearance at Concert in the Gardens for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay appeared earlier today. An announcement read: “You asked for more, so we’ll give you more… Pulp will play their last show of 2023 & the first of 2024 by headlining Edinburgh Hogmanay at West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, on 31 December 2023.”

Frontman Cocker added: “When your grandkids ask ‘Do you remember the first time Pulp played Edinburgh’s Hogmanay?’ What will your answer be? Come along and start 2024 in the very best way possible. Oh yes.”

November dates for a South American tour are currently available, but Pulp will return to home soil for a UK show the following month. There is no confirmation as of yet if Pulp will play more shows in the UK next year, though the “first of 2024” has fans hoping for more.

One user took to X, formerly Twitter, and wrote: “…first of 2024?”. Another added: “Is this what you do for an encore?”.

Pulp returned to the stage earlier this year at Bridlington Spa, playing their first show together in 11 years. The second leg of their two homecoming shows in Sheffield saw the debut of new track Hymn of the North, a Jarvis Cocker-penned piece played live by the band for the first time.

Ewan Gleadow
Ewan Gleadow
Editor in Chief at Cult Following | News and culture journalist at Clapper, Daily Star, NewcastleWorld, Daily Mirror | Podcast host of (Don't) Listen to This | Disaster magnet

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