Big Burns Supper: Appeal for acts to take part in 2015

Big Burns Supper The Big Burns Supper is keen to attract traditional and classical musicians this year

Acts are being invited to show an interest in being part of the fourth edition of the Big Burns Supper festival in Dumfries next year.

The 2015 edition promises to be "bigger than ever" and will run from 23 to 31 January.

Festival director Graham Main said the organisers were looking for acts of "every size, shape and art form" to take part.

They are particularly keen to attract traditional and classical musicians.

The Big Burns Supper has grown in size since its first edition and now attracts thousands of people to Dumfries.

Mr Main said they wanted to get a wide range of new acts for the 2015 programme.

Street carnival

"Whether you aim to fill a hall or hold an intimate jamming session in a pub, there are great venues and audiences keen to enjoy entertainment of every kind," he said.

"While the festival is wrapped round the Bard's birthday, performances don't need to have any connection with Robert Burns, they just have to be in the spirit of an event which is all about coming together with friends, family and visitors."

Performers wishing to register for Big Burns Supper 2015 can do so online.

Headline acts will be announced later this year but a centrepiece of the Big Burns Supper 2015 will be a street carnival on 25 January to mark the Unesco Year of Light.

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