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80,000 expected for Hogmanay street party

Nadine Pober, Flora Baker, Kirsten Alana and Amanda Williams enjoy Hogmanay in Edinburgh Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Tens of thousands of people are expected to party on the streets of Edinburgh for the world-famous Hogmanay.

Scottish rock band Simple Minds will headline the Concert in the Gardens, with performances also from The View and Bwani Junction.

The street party is expected to see up to 80,000 party-goers welcome in 2013, with performances from Mercury Prize nominees The Maccabees and Reverend and the Makers.

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