Scottish rock legends Primal Scream will play this year's Hogmany concert in Edinburgh on December 31.

The band will perform their 1991 album 'Screamadelica' in full for the last time and will also play a selection of their greatest hits.

Tickets for the Concert In The Gardens will go on sale on September 1. A number of other acts will also be performing. Further details of other bands on the bill will be revealed in November.

The Hogmany concert will also conclude the year-long celebrations of Screamadelica's 20th anniversary.

Primal Scream frontman Bobbie Gillespie said: "It will be a brilliant end to the best year we have ever had."

Edinburgh's Hogmanay director, Pete Irvine, added: "Primals were the major success story of this year's festivals and we're deeply chuffed to have the final 20th anniversary performance of Screamadelica, voted the most popular Scottish album of all time."

Organisers hope that the appearance of Primal Scream

can arrest the recent gradual decline in the number of people attending the

street party.

Last year's party, headlined by

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro, attracted 70,000 people – the lowest

turnout since the event moved to Princes Street – and ran up an £81,000


Irvine said

Glasgow audiences would be targeted more than usual.

He said: "Many

Edinburgh people hardly ever go to Glasgow except for things like the

football, and "Weegies" hardly ever come here. But they (Primal Scream]

have a big following in the west and that is a hugely influential

album, so we think people will come from Glasgow and elsewhere."