A thousand people are expected to flock to Pitmedden Music Festival this weekend.
The gathering, which kicks off on Friday, has attracted praise from Aberdeenshire East MSP Alex Salmond.
Mr Salmond said: “This fantastic event will bring a wide range or music to the area, catering for all tastes and also providing volunteering opportunities which will greatly benefit the local community and beyond.”
The festival will be held on June 6-7 at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pitmedden Garden. The packed programme includes an eclectic mix of musical acts, ranging from street drummers to string orchestras, as well as workshops and children’s entertainment.
Shetland duo Trig Bag, the Lost Highway Ensemble and the Black Isle Rock Orchestra – who covers songs by the likes of The Killers, Kings of Leon and Lady Gaga – will open the event.
On the Saturday, the main acts will include Corran Raa, Dallahan and the popular Silver City Soul Revue, along with performances from young local musicians and choirs.
Microbreweries from across the north-east including Cromarty Brewery, Windswept Brewery, of Lossiemouth and Deeside Brewery will be represented, along with Faritrade wine and cider.
Mid-formartine councillor Paul Johnstone, who is co-ordinating the beer festival, said: “There’ll be something for everyone.
“I’d encourage people to come along and join in the fun.”
Hannah Berry, a supervisor at the Linsmohr Hotel in Pitmedden, said the influx of festival-goers was a great boost for the village.
“We are fully booked this weekend and we always welcome extra visitors,” she said.
“The festival have also given us some kegs of beer so our customers can try them.”
For information, including where to buy tickets, visit www.pitmeddenmusicfestival.com.