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Countdown to new snowsports festival in Cairngorms

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Image caption DJ Grandmaster Flash is one of the acts lined up for the new festival

Final preparations have begun for what has been described as the UK's first snowsports music festival.

Groove CairnGorm, is being held on 11 and 12 March in conjunction with the CairnGorm Mountain ski centre.

The music event will be based at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, near Aviemore, but will also see performances at the ski resort.

The Scottish Freestyle Championships are due to take place on the same weekend at CairnGorm Mountain.

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Image caption Groove CairnGorm is taking place on the same weekend as the Scottish Freestyle Championships
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Image caption Spring Break are also to appear at the event

Lined up for Groove CairnGorm are Niteworks, a band from Skye, and hip hop acts DJ Grandmaster Flash and Spring Break.

Also due to perform are The Cuban Brothers, Prides, DJ Monki and The Elephant Sessions.

The organisers of the new music festival hope to make it a regular event along the lines of continental Europe's snowsports music festivals Snowbombing and Snowboxx.

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