In 2012 Unique Events produced incredible events across the UK; from a weekend of outdoor cinema with Essential Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Film Festival; transforming a waste ground in Raploch, Stirling into the award-winning Big Concert, the official opening event of the London 2012 Festival and first ever visit from Venezuela's feted Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra to the project that their success inspired, Sistema Scotland's Big Noise; producing a critically acclaimed Freedom Festival in Hull to sell-out audiences and finally welcoming the world to Scotland for the 20th Anniversary of the world famous Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.
With over 2000,000 attendees at Unique Events festivals and events in 2012, we are looking forward to welcoming even more in the coming year. 2013/14 is shaping up to be just as busy, with a series of exciting summer and winter projects in production.
Press reviews and articles from 2012…
EDINBURGH'S HOGMANAY 2012/13
Sunday 30 December 2012 – Tuesday 1 January 2013
Concert in the Gardens
"…the headliners whose two-part performance straddled midnight and the typically spectacular fireworks over Edinburgh Castle were Simple Minds"
David Pollock – The Independent ****
"all-Scottish line-up in this arena for the party's 20th anniversary, each grabbed the chance to show off to an international audience."
The Scotsman ****
Your Lucky Day
"…someone's bright idea was to stage a massive treasure hunt of fun cultural happenings around the area through the afternoon" The Scotsman *****
THE BIG CONCERT – RAPLOCH, STIRLING
Thursday 21 June, 2012
"The cheers were as loud and long here as for either The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra or the Eroica, that apt paean to revolutionary upheaval."
Jasper Rees – The Telegraph *****
"This fourth birthday event was beautifully produced, in spite of the weather, and those heart-warming pictures were married to a truly excellent outdoor sound."
Keith Bruce – The Herald *****
FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2012 – HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE
Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September 2012
…the most successful yet, with more than 75,000 visitors soaking up the atmosphere at the weekend." – Hull Daily Mail
"If Unique has provided Hull with the expertise of Edinburgh, Edinburgh's festivals can learn much from Freedom's less frenetic sense of containment" – Herald Scotland