The organisers behind a North-east town’s Hogmanay festival have said tickets could sell-out for the first time in its history.
Tickets for Ellon’s annual Hogmanay party, Gig at the Brig – which will feature Abba Mania, Emerald Sunday and Gleadhraich – are selling fast, with organisers saying it’s on course to be its most successful ever year.
About 2,000 people packed into Market Street to see headliners Big Country play hit after hit last year.
It comes after the Evening Express revealed in August that Stonehaven Open Air In The Square – which is run as a charity – would not take place this year due to the economic climate. But Wayne Baber, of Ellon Events, the organisers of Gig at the Brig, said: “Being in our fourth year, we have all the plans in place and it’s now about adding different acts and setting dates.
“It’s coming about exactly how we had hoped it would.
“There will be different bands and hopefully more people this year. The bar will be exactly the same as well as the big screen.
“Things will be more modern.
“We have had 2,000 people in each of the three years. We are allowed 3,000 and with the publicity we have had this year we are ahead of ticket sales compared to previous years.”