Hogmanay Events In Inverness

The festivities continue with Hogmanay in Inverness rolling into town! Lots is going on this weekend in Inverness to help you get in the celebratory mood and loads of New Year’s Eve events in Inverness to help you ring in the new year in style! Here are our top tips for events this Hogmanay weekend in Inverness.

Friday 29th December

The Comedy Rev Christmas Party

Revolution Inverness

The Comedy Rev is celebrating the end of 2023 with a live stand-up comedy night at Revolution Bar Inverness. They’ve had a fantastic year of gigs at this wonderful venue and look to end the year with a bang.

The lineup consists of performers who have taken to the stage just in the last year and have gone on to become absolute legends! This is not just a celebration of the work these performers have put into the craft but for you the audience who have been keen supporters of it.

Come along to Revolution Bar Inverness on Friday the 29th of December for a night of some outstanding entertainment! Hosted by the man himself Kieran Lochore, doors open at 7:30 pm

James Mackenzie

The Market Bar

James Mackenzie, originally hailing from the Highland capital Inverness, garnered support from BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, The Scotsman, and various German stations and publications. He toured with Newton Faulkner, Skerryvore and Runrig.

He recorded some songs in Australia with Glenn Sarangapany from Birds Of Tokyo and in America with Matt Noveskey of Blue October. Rapal on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal “..Beautiful, melodic songs that transport you away from life’s worries and totally captivate you” The Scotsman “..a mix of super-catchy anthems, expertly penned ballads with beautiful boy/girl harmonies, and it could well see him get the attention he deserves…”

The local singer/songwriter will be entertaining the decerning crowd of the Market Bar on Friday – a perfect way to kick off the Hogmanay weekend in Inverness.

The Dazed Digital Age + LOWT (Louis Buick) and Household.

Tickets for the show also grant you access to the After Party which includes sets from Polymath (Gowans), Assume and Household.

After releasing both Symon and Fragmented in Time in 2023 The Dazed Digital Age are ending the year with a massive get-together at one of the most up-and-coming venues of Inverness- Upstairs.

Louis Buick is gaining followers as his live show airs on BBC Introducing on BBC Radio Scotland. Household, local pioneers of the Inverness dance music scene, play regularly weekly in both Upstairs and the Victorian Market, bringing some of the biggest names to the venue.

With musical connections to the likes of Depeche Mode, The Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin and Radiohead, The Dazed Digital Age continue to bring raw emotion to their work, but it cannot be understated that their work in 2023 is by far their most immediate, danceable, and pure damn singable tracks to date.

The last few tickets for this Inverness event can be bought here

Saturday 30th December

Inverness Kiki Family End-of-year Party

The Tooth & Claw Inverness

🎉Join the Inverness Kiki Family for an unforgettable night of glitz at their end-of-year bash! 🎉

Hosted by the fabulous Venus Guytrap you’re sure to be entertained by a wonderful night of drag as well as an eclectic mix of Disco, Italo, House & 80s synth from DJ Midnight Majic!

Tickets are available on the door and are FREE however, if you would like to donate to the Kiki family you can do so

If you would like to buddy up with folk on the night or just share your part outfit ideas!, you can message our group chat where you can make arrangements from there! (Link below).

TICKETS: https://www.thetoothandclaw.co.uk/events-2
KIKI GROUP CHAT: https://m.me/ch/Abbda0RWClGLf12w/

Karawane Festive Takeover

Eden Court Theatre

YES! Almost exactly a year since the first Takeover, Karawane are now returning to Eden Court for a festive blowout!

Karawane are getting back to the roots of the club night with a broader set of world music alongside the dance floor afrobeat and brassy salsa. The Karawane DJs are also throwing in some festive funk, hip hop and feel-good basslines – and they’re bringing friends!

Professional salsa dancers Katy Derry and William Hillman will be lively-ing up the crowd; Nat and Kirsty will move alongside you on latin percussion; and JimmyHenryCarol and Kenny will be beating the Karawane drums to keep things deep.

And on the mic? You’ll be the very first to hear Ecuadorian singer Coca Tenorio sing her brand new release, produced by Karawane. And when things get a little faster, expect bars from none other than MC Butterscotch.

This is a one-of-a-kind experience in Inverness and not to be missed! Tickets are available here

All aged 16+ are welcome. No dress code – just expect to dance!

Tartan Paint + Calum Campbell

The Highlander Bar

Scotland’s most in-demand Ceilidh & cover song band! Based in Inverness, Tartan Paint performs over 300 events and shows per year. Come and see how they can guarantee keeping the dance floor full all night long. Calum Campbell will be taking over the tunes come 10pm – a great way to continue the Hogmanay party over the weekend!

Hogmanay – Sunday 31st December

The Red Hot Highland Fling

Hogmanay is all about tradition and bringing people together. That is exactly what our Inverness celebrations are all about. The event is going back to the traditional ceilidh where the dances are mixed with guest singers and musicians and we come together to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next.

Before the main event, there will be a free parade through the town centre ending at Northern Meeting Park.

In a change to previous years, the event will be more about participating than just listening to bands. People are really encouraged to engage with what Hogmanay is all about. One of Scotland’s Finest Ceilidh bands, Highland Fire who include local lads Calum MacPhail and Sean Cousins from the band Horo, will keep the dancers moving. Then in those moments when a rest is required the absolute best from Scotland’s traditional music scene will keep the party going.

Skipinnish’s very own Norrie MacIver will be joining for some songs in both English and Gaelic. They’ll also have the three-time winner of the Scots Trad Music Award and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Siobhan Miller to lead us up to the bells. Instrumental fireworks will be provided by multi-award-winning duo Ali Hutton and Ross Ainslie who were the driving force behind The Treacherous Orchestra. They’ll be joined by Ewan Robertson from current winners of the “Scots Folk Band of the year” Breabach.

Tickets for the main event are £12.50 and can be bought here

More details about this Inverness Hogmanay event can be found here

Northward & Friends


Northward & friends will be playing folk into 2024 in Hoots at this FREE EVENT. Hootananny is well known for its ties to trad and ceilidh music, so it’s bound to be a great Hogmanay in Inverness bringing in the new year with family and friends old and new.



Beaufort Hotel

Take in the bells for Hogmanay with local heroes Schiehallion at Beaufort Hotel!

The best Scottish Folk & Ceilidh act in the Highlands!

Over 18 only

Limited seating available – Buy your tickets for this Inverness Hogmanay event here


Whatever you’re up to this Hogmanay – remember to keep it #safetyfirst!

Download the SafeKab app now to get your cab to all of the above Inverness events.

The SafeKab app includes fantastic safety features such as:

  • The Power to Choose your driver, vehicle, and price you pay for your ride. Giving you full control and transparency over your journey.
  • Fixed Fares means you know exactly how much your journey will cost before you book. No more meter-watching!
  • Unique Safety Code for you and your driver so you know you’re in the right vehicle.
  • Journey Monitoring. so you can see where you are, the road home and share this information with a loved one.
  • A Panic Button is embedded in our app so if you feel vulnerable at any time. You can press the button and notify both SafeKab’s local cab office and a loved one.
  • SafeKab Credit means that you don’t need to carry money or a card to get your ride home. Money can be deposited in your in-app wallet so there is always cash to get you home after a great night out.
  • SafeWalk – a free GPS tracking feature that sends real-time details of your walk home. Or wherever you’re travelling to a loved one and provides an SOS button should you feel vulnerable on your journey.