Hull has unveiled its £32 million City of Culture programme.
The Yorkshire city pipped Dundee to the post for the prestigious 2017 title.
City of Culture status is expected to deliver a huge economic boost for Hull, which has already seen more than £1 billion of investment since the winner was announced in 2013.
Full analysis of the launch and its implications for Perth, which is bidding for the 2021 crown, will be covered in Saturday’s Courier.
At an event at the city’s Truck Theatre, organisers took the wraps off the closely guarded 365 day line-up.
The programme will get underway with a massive fireworks show on New Year’s Day.
The first week of Hull 2017 has been curated by local film-maker Sean McAllister, best known for his acclaimed documentary A Syrian Love Story.
The Ferens Art Gallery, which is being given a £4.5 million facelift, will be relaunched during the festivities.
Later in the year, American musician John Grant will curate a four day festival or Nordic music.
Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said: “Hull has always had a unique cultural voice and in 2017 it will roar.
“The spirit, the stories and the talent of this city have inspired this national year of celebration.
“From its artists to its residents through to the city’s incredible heritage, Hull will share with the rest of the world what people from here have known all along – this city has contributed significantly to ideas that have changed and enriched the world.”