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Wickerman Festival: Dizzee Rascal is first night highlight

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Image caption Dizzee Rascal was Friday night's headline act

Thousands of music fans saw hip hop star Dizzee Rascal headline the first night of the annual Wickerman Festival.

The London-born star was a surprise booking for the Dumfries and Galloway event.

Other highlights included 60s stars Martha Reeves and the Vandellas performing Motown classics Heatwave and Dancing in the Streets.

It is the 13th edition of the festival, at East Kirkcarswell near Dundrennan.

Britpop band Shed Seven and Wickerman regulars Alabama 3 were also among Friday's performers.

Saturday night's line up includes Scottish favourites Big Country and headline act Del Amitri.

The festival will conclude, as is its tradition, with the burning of a giant wicker figure.

Image caption Huge crowds turned out for the 13th annual festival
Image caption Shed Seven were among the crowd favourites
Image caption The festival concludes with the burning of a giant wicker figure

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