Vegas! The Grand Hogmanay Ball
Vegas! The Grand Hogmanay Ball

Before he hit the road, Jack Kerouac once said the only people for him were the mad ones, the ones that ‘burn like Roman candles, exploding like spiders across the stars.’ Well, like Jack, Vegas digs all you wild cards and kitties, all those incandescent stars that light up the Vegas sky, each unique bejewelled luminary shining in its own inimitable fashion. So, it’s time for a roll call of the Vegas ‘In Crowd’…. hepcats and hipsters, sinners and swingers, wise guys and dolls, gangsters and molls, dynamite dames and femme fatales, card sharks and lounge lizards, high rollers and low riders, lindy hoppers and finger poppers…. You are ALL cordially invited to join us at the hippest, hottest Hogmanay party to be found anywhere on the swingin’ blue sphere we call Planet Earth - The Vegas Grand Hogmanay Ball 2022 at the Voodoo Rooms!

The last few years have made Prohibition seem like a blast, but the Vegas Hogmanay Ball returns at long last, and what more glamorous place to hold the swingin’-est end of year soirée than at the fabulous Voodoo Rooms? Say farewell to 2022 and welcome in 2023 with a scintillating night of vivaciousness & va-va-voom; blackjack & burlesque; glitz & glamour; roulette & romance; moonlight & martinis; hedonism & hi-jinks; champagne & cabaret. Add a twist of sophistication, a hint of Marilyn magic, a shot of JFK's Camelot-era cool and a sprinkling of Rat Pack razzmatazz, a killer line-up of DJs, MCs, burlesque artists, cabaret performers and live musicians, and of course, the most important ingredient - yourselves – and you have the intoxicating cocktail of cool that is The Vegas Hogmanay Ball!

We’re taking over every nook and cranny of the labyrinthine palace of entertainment that is the Voodoo Rooms: Ballroom, Speakeasy, American bar, French Quarter, Main Bar and Restaurant providing ideal environments and intimate hideaways for dancing and romancing, carousing and celebrating, dining and imbibing in style as we say farewell to 2022 in the most glamorous, opulent and decadent setting in this or any other town.

It is our great pleasure to welcome back to the Vegas stage, by popular acclaim, sultry chanteuse Becc Sanderson and her band, The Counsellors. They know just how to ignite the Vegas dancefloor with their classic lounge, jazz and pop stylings: smooth, tart, with a twist of kitsch and a kicker of mischief. With fabulously playful arrangements of classic pop standards from the last 50 years (Gnarls Barkley, Dusty Springfield, Nancy Sinatra et al.), Becc Sanderson and The Counsellors are set to swing your world, all the way into 2023!

And a very warm welcome back to Scotland’s very own Queen of Burlesque, the bewitching, beguiling Missy Malone. Fresh from sell-out headline shows around the world, and now proprietor of her very own vintage emporium, Missy will delight and dazzle you with her glamorous routines - a true femme fatale teleported from the golden age of cinema and the classic era of 50s pinups.

But of course, Becc Sanderson, The Counsellors and Missy Malone aren’t the only stellar talents in this Night of a Thousand Stars. We are delighted to welcome, all the way from New Zealand, the wonderful… the fabulous… the sensational… Fanciforia Foxglove. With looks to rival Jayne Mansfield and comic timing to match Lucille Ball, Fanciforia combines period-perfect style and slapstick comedy, evoking the glamour of old-Hollywood.

Gasp and delight at Edinburgh’s own tantalising temptress and hostess with the mostest, Dr Gypsy Charms, and wonder at the terpsichorean talents of the greatest constellation of burlesque artists ever assembled under one roof, as dynamite dames De Duchess and Daiquiri Dusk join Missy Malone and Fanciforia Foxglove in The Vegas Hogmanay Revue, showcasing the Best of Burlesque in The Speakeasy (with an hour long show from 10.30 pm), before dazzling us upstairs later on.

There will be dancing into the wee sma’ hours to the exotic rhythms, intoxicating melodies and irresistible dance-floor grooves of Vegas musical maestros Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull and Sam Jose. Hipster swing, hepcat jive, gangster grooves, beguiling bossa nova, luscious lounge, sanctified soul, rockin’ R&B, blues, boogaloo, dancefloor jazz, cult classics & mob hits are just a few of the choice cuts on the musical menu for your dancing pleasure.

And just in case there wasn’t enough glitz, glamour, razzmatazz and va-va-voom already, Nikki Nevada & the Vegas Showgirls will turn the Fabulousness Factor all the way up to eleven and shake their tail-feathers most delightfully. These sultry sirens combine the sophistication of the salons of Paris with the sassiness of the Vegas strip. And of course we can’t forget the hustlers, card sharks and wild cards at the Stardust Casino Lounge, located in the French Quarter and presided over by the Fabulous Scott Sisters - a hint of the Big Easy in the heart of Sin City - the only casino where you can gamble the night away at the roulette and blackjack tables without fear of losing your shirt, courtesy of our complimentary Elvis dollars.

A glittering galaxy of stars and heavenly bodies will illuminate the Grand Vegas Hogmanay Ball, but shining brightest of all will be yourselves, the Vegas in-crowd! The coolest cats and kittens in club-land will descend on the Voodoo Rooms for an unforgettable night. So join us at The Vegas Grand Hogmanay Ball: Let’s start 2023 as we mean to go on….with a swingin’, ring-a-dingin’ good time!

Vegas! The Grand Hogmanay Ball

Starring Becc Sanderson and the Counsellors, Missy Malone, Dr Gypsy Charms, Fanciforia Foxglove, De Duchess, Daiquiri Dusk, The Vegas Cabaret & Burlesque Revue, plus Vegas regulars Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull, Sam Jose, Nikki Nevada and the Vegas Showgirls, The Fabulous Scott Sisters and You!

The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh.

Saturday 31st December 2022 9.00 pm - 3.00 am.

Tickets £25.00 (stbf) from See Tickets, Ticketweb, Tickets Scotland, and The Voodoo Rooms. Credit card hotline 0131 220 3234.

Combined Hogmanay Dinner and Club tickets (£60.00) from the Voodoo Rooms. 0131 556 7060.

Advance tickets £25 stbf from See Tickets, Ticketweb, The Voodoo Rooms, Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.