Wickerman Festival begins tonight

This weekend sees the Wickerman Festival take place at East Kirkcarswell, Dundrennan.

Traffic movements on the A75 and A77 may be higher than normal as around 20,000 music lovers are expected to descend on the Stewartry.

The event begins this evening (Friday) and runs until Sunday when campers begin to leave the farm.

This year will see Example, Lulu, The Waterboys, Jimmy Cliff, Squeeze, Tom Odell, Neneh Cherry, Stereo MCs, Sugarhill Gang and hundreds more.

The fancy dress festival theme this year is ‘wicker waistcoats’ in honour of festival founder and landowner, Jamie Gilroy who passed away last year.