Scottish indie rock band The Twilight Sad have been revealed as the first headline act for an increasingly popular Aberdeen music festival.
The fifth annual True North festival will be held over four days in September with a range of gigs, workshops and talks planned for venues across the city.
Organisers Aberdeen Performing Arts has named the Kilsyth five-piece as the first act of the 2019 line-up, with other announcements to follow in the coming weeks.
The band, which recently toured Europe and the US with The Cure, will take to the Music Hall stage on September 21.
Their fifth album, It Won’t Be Like This All The Time, was released in January to critical acclaim – topping the Scottish album charts and placing 17th in the UK.
Ben Torrie from Aberdeen Performing Arts said: “We couldn’t be more pleased to announce The Twilight Sad as the headliners for the fifth True North festival.
“They are an outstanding band and haven’t been in Aberdeen for several years, so it will be great to have them here for this exclusive performance.
He added: “True North has built up a formidable reputation over the past five years as Aberdeen’s music festival, having gained momentum and recognition for excellent programming and as a signature event in the city’s fantastic cultural offering.
“Having the Music Hall open again enables us to do something slightly different this year, and The Twilight Sad is the perfect start.”
The band will be supported by Arab Strap vocalist Aidan Moffat, and guitarist and singer RM Hubbert.
Aberdeen Performing Arts programming manager, Steven Milne, said: “It will be great to have Aidan and RM Hubbert play the festival this year.
“Aidan’s previous visits to True North, both with Arab Strap and Bill Wells, have been real highlights of previous festival line ups, so we can’t wait to see them play as the perfect opener for The Twilight Sad.”
Tickets for the concert go on sale from 9.30am tomorrow.