South Scotland

Wickerman Festival: Music fans descend on site

Wickerman Image copyright Wickerman Festival
Image caption The festival concludes with the burning of a giant wicker figure

Thousands of music fans are heading to south west Scotland as the annual Wickerman Festival gets under way.

The event, at East Kirkcarswell near Dundrennan on Friday and Saturday, will see acts including Del Amitri and Dizzee Rascal perform.

It is the 13th edition of the Dumfries and Galloway festival.

Other acts involved this year include the likes of Shed Seven, The Feeling, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Zombies and Big Country.

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

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