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Monday, September 20, 1999 Published at 08:59 GMT 09:59 UK


UK: Scotland

Hogmanay's hottest tickets up for grabs

Edinburgh's millennium celebrations are set to go with a bang

The organisers of Edinburgh's Millennium Street Party - which promises to be one of the world's largest new year celebrations - have started accepting requests for tickets.

Demand for the free wrist bands, which will secure entry to the city centre area on Hogmanay, is expected to be huge.

The wristband pass system has been in operation for the last two years but the organisers have warned that this year they will only accept postal applications.

The bands, which are set to be amongst the hottest tickets available anywhere, have helped police control crowd numbers and avoid a repeat of crush problems at the event three years ago.

With 200,000 people expected to turn up on the night, the organisers said the event would be the greatest party in the world - the highlight of a week long festival to celebrate the start of the new millennium.

There will be a limit of two passes per application.



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