Aberdeen football fans could be celebrating the Pittodrie side’s Scottish League Cup victory all the way to New Year.
Pop Legends The Human League have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Open Air in the Square event in Stonehaven on December 31.
The Sheffield band’s 80s hit “Don’t you want me, baby” soared to the top of the charts after AFC fans changed the lyrics to Peter Pawlett Baby in tribute to the Dons favourite who missed out on the Parkhead final due to a groin injury.
Last year, Scots rockers Simple Minds performed in front of thousands and organisers say they have worked tirelessly to try and top last year’s event.
Chairman David Lawman said: “I think this news has been worth waiting for and we are aiming to add to the line-up to set up a great mix of music for all tastes and all age groups.
“This is another scoop for the little town that likes to think big and I would like to personally thank our dedicated band of volunteers who have had many sleepless nights trying to follow on from last year’s major success.”
Folk favourite’s the Peatbog Faeries, from Skye, will also take to the stage at Hogmanay and one other act is likely to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Human League originally formed in 1977 but since 1987, the group has been made up of Philip Oakey and vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley.
They last performed at a Hogmanay gig in Scotland as part of Glasgow’s Millennium celebrations where, by coincidence, The Peatbog Faeries also performed.
The Peatbog Faeries are Peter Morrison, Ross Couper, Tom Salter, Graeme Stafford, Innes Hutton and Stu Haikney.
Tickets for the event are available through the Open Air in the Square website at www.oaits.org