Shetland Arts’ annual Hogmanay event will look a bit different this year, as Mareel gets set to host the annual party as a ticketed streaming event – with tickets on sale soon.

Comedian, improviser and Shetlander Marjolein Robertson will be live from Mareel’s living room, helping viewers to bring in the bells at home. Throughout the night, there’ll be exclusive recordings of Shetland bands brought to you from Mareel’s auditorium, flying the flag for Shetland’s rich musical melting pot.

With a minimum ticket donation of £5, audiences will be able to watch the evening’s events from the comfort of their own sofa. This viewing link will be shared with bookers a few hours before proceedings kick off at 10pm. Bookers only need one ticket link per household.

Firm favourites at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Hjaltibonhoga will perform a special set to see in the bells at 12am on 1 January 2021. There will be an 18 strong fiddle group on the night, in addition to a video montage of those not able to join the band in the Isles. Full line up of Shetland bands to be announced soon!

Those attending can also share messages, photos and videos wishing others a Happy New Year for inclusion on the night, which can be emailed to [email protected] or by messaging Shetland Arts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Please get these messages in by Sunday 20 December - we will try to include as many as possible.

Tickets for Shetland Arts’ Hogmanay 2020 online live-stream event will be on sale soon at These can also be booked by visiting us in person at Mareel’s Box Office, or by calling 01595 745 500.

(The Box Office is open from 10am Wednesday – Sunday, and closes when the last film of the day goes in).

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