Countdown to Pitmedden festival

Getting ready for the festival, left to right, Paul Johnston, Michelle Baguley, Angie Stemp, Gillian Holmes
Getting ready for the festival, left to right, Paul Johnston, Michelle Baguley, Angie Stemp, Gillian Holmes

An Aberdeenshire music event is expected to attract up to 2,000 people this weekend.

Hundreds of tickets have been sold for the Pitmedden Music Festival which takes place tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pitmedden Garden.

The volunteers who have been working hard to organise the festival can’t wait for the gates to open

Angie Stemp Festival Director

Festival director Angie Stemp said: “It’s great that the ticket sales have gone so well, we had a massive success last year, and this year looks set to be the same.

“We are expecting a really big turnout. All the volunteers who have been working hard to organise the festival can’t wait for the gates to open.”

She added: “We have an fantastic line-up this year again.

“There will be something for everyone, from a wide range of music, to bouncy castles, free activities for children, to a beer festival.”

The festival has charitable status and was also boosted by a £4,000 grant from the Udny Community Trust.

The fun kicks off tomorrow at 6pm with an evening of foot-stomping music.

Saturday sees a day and night of entertainment for all, starting at 11am with a full programme of free children’s entertainment and music acts ranging from a string orchestra to a Samba band in a marquee and within the grounds of Pitmedden Garden.

On Saturday evening the fun starts with a family ceilidh with the Craibstone Ceilidh Band.

The night will finish with The Revellers, a seven-piece band from Shetland with their own mix of folk rock.

Tickets start at £4 – for Saturday day tickets - and there will be no charge for any of the children’s activities.

For information, including where to buy tickets, visit www.pitmeddenmusicfestival.com or alternatively visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pitmeddenmusicfestival