The organisers of Aberdeen’s international comedy festival have said it will return “bigger and better” in 2020.
They have already announced Scottish viral sensation Gary Meikle as the first headline act.
He will be returning to play his biggest city gig to date at Aberdeen’s Music Hall on October 2 as part of his Surreal tour.
Also announced for the opening weekend is award-wining Tez Ilyas, who will bring his new stand-up show Populist to the festival.
The annual comedy event has been organised and promoted in its entirety by Aberdeen Inspired since 2016.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We expect 2020 to be the biggest and best festival yet.
“In just five years the festival has grown from relatively modest beginnings to be the north-east’s biggest and best celebration of comedy.
At the same time, it has established itself as an essential part of the north-east cultural calendar.
“It’s fantastic to reveal that our headline comedian for the opening weekend will be Gary Meikle who has, like the festival, grown to become one of Scotland’s best-loved stand-up comedians.
“What a thrill it will be to see him take centre stage at the city’s iconic Music Hall.”
The festival will run from October 1 until October 11.