31st December 2023 / 1st January 2024 - Edinburgh's Hogmanay


  • Date: Sunday 31st December 2023 into Monday 1st January 2024
  • Event: Concert in the Gardens
  • Venue: West Princes Street Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Support: Hot Chip (DJ set) and Susie McCabe (comedian)

Line-up: Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar), Nick Banks (drums), Candida Doyle (keyboards), Mark Webber (guitar, keyboards), plus Andrew McKinney (bass), Emma Smith (violin, guitar, backing vocals), Adam Betts (percussion, guitar, backing vocals) and Richard Jones (strings, keyboards, backing vocals). For Sunrise and Common People, Pulp were joined by Richard Hawley (lap steel and electric guitar). For Common People, Pulp were joined by Calum & Aillis (bagpipes).


The 542nd concert played by Pulp, who took to the Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens stage around 11pm GMT with Jarvis instructing the crowd to “make this the best fifty minutes of the year”. Something Changed was dedicated to both Steve Mackey and Jarvis's seriously ill mother Christine; who sadly passed away the following day; a video message was recorded for her with the audience. Richard Hawley joined the band for Sunrise, the final song of 2023.

After a short break for the New Year countdown, a full length rendition of Auld Lang Syne and a spectacular fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle heralded the arrival of 2024, Pulp returned with Disco 2000. Background Noise then made its UK debut, before the return of Lipgloss (first appearance since November 2012) and Monday Morning (unheard since December 2012). Richard Hawley returned for Common People, accompanied by bagpipers Calum & Aillis.


A video recording of the complete show exists and is available to view on YouTube.

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