Lining Up a Fantastic Hogmanay at AECC!

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) are gearing up towards a fantastic night to bring in 2012, with brilliant bands and a great gig atmosphere. The North-East will be bringing in the New Year with a bag at ‘Granite Rocks’ this New Year’s Eve.

As a first of its kind event, Granite Rocks is aiming to provide a real alternative for people in the North East and beyond.  The doors open at 6.30pm with music from local band The Tijuana Sun kicking the night off at 7pm, followed by The Little Kicks another band hailing from the Granite City.

Northsound 1’s Greiggsy will be there all night keeping revelers entertained with a great mix of songs to keep everyone in the party spirit in between acts!

White Lies will play hits such as ‘Ritual’, then it’s ‘Time For You To Stand Up’ as Twin Atlantic take to the stage to entertain the crowd, before The View play the North-East into 2012 with the added special appearance of a traditional Scottish piper at the bells!

The event will end at 1.30am and First Bus will be running their Night Service (nearest bus-stop on North Donside Road (00.16, 00.33, 01.03, 02.03, 03.03) and at the Gordon Barracks, the Number 1 Night Service will take revelers safely back to the City Centre, before going on to Garthdee (as part of the usual route).

Granite Rocks runs this Hogmanay from 6.30pm until 1.30am and is to be held indoors at the AECC’s Press and Journal Arena on Saturday 31st December 2011.  There will be unreserved seating in place for anyone who has weary feet from all the rocking!

Also available on the night will be hot food options from a range of catering units operating on a cash payment basis.

This event is the first of its kind for Hogmanay in Aberdeen and provides a great opportunity for people to get together to celebrate New Year in a warm and safe environment with great music!

Brian Horsburgh, Managing Director at AECC says, “Granite Rocks is lining up to be a great night for the North East this Hogmanay.  We are proud to be bringing music fans the opportunity to spend New Years Eve at a great gig.”

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £20.00 plus booking fee. Book online at, or by calling 08444 77 9000. Tickets will also be available from Aberdeen Box Office, 01224 641122 and ticketSOUP, 0844 481 5789.  Over 16’s only (proof of age may be required). Please note, doors open at 6.30pm and entry must be prior to 9pm (no-one arriving after 9pm will be admitted).




For further press information contact Sarah Robertson, PR & Marketing Executive at AECC on (01224) 330430; email: [email protected]

Notes for Editors:

Photos of the bands and Granite Rocks artwork are available on request

We would be pleased to assist with interviews with the bands please send requests to [email protected]


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