The Shetland Folk Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary in style this spring.
With a range of artists from Oscar nominee Julie Fowlis to a South African choir featured in the line-up, the event has again proven itself capable of bringing an eclectic musical mix to the isles.
Dougie MacLean will make a welcome return having first appeared at the festival back in 1986.
Famed for writing the much loved anthem Caledonia, MacLean has built an international reputation as a songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer.
Grammy-nominated string band, Della Mae, is among the debut bands to perform this year.
Comprising some of the finest bluegrass musicians from USA and Canada, the five-piece has been receiving rave reviews and acclaim across both sides of the Atlantic.
Festival spokeswoman Louise Johnson said: “We strive to showcase a real variety of styles during the Shetland Folk Festival and we hope that this year’s visiting line-up of returning favourites, new favourites-to-be and up-and-coming talent will hit the mark for our festival goers.
“We will be sharing news about the local acts in the coming weeks.
“We are hugely grateful for the investment we have received from EventScotland and Creative Scotland, which helps us ensure the festival is accessible and appealing to locals and visitors alike.”
The 40th Shetland Folk Festival runs from April 30 to May 3.