A top-ten UK chart act and some of Scotland’s best emerging musical talent will grace the stage at this year’s installment of a fast-growing Aberdeenshire festival at Fyvie Castle.
Dubbed the ‘Posh T in the Park’, Fyvie Live launched four years ago and attracted 7000 revellers.
Country duo The Shires, whose 2015 debut album Brave sat in the top 10 of the UK album chart alongside works by Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Kelly Clarkson, will headline the event.
They will be joined by Ciara Harvey from Longniddry, near Edinburgh, who starred in The Voice earlier this year, Glasgow sisters The Logans, a three-piece country act, the north-east’s own Kim Anderson, and Natasha Cook Jenkins, who was spotted busking on Buchanan Street in Glasgow by festival organiser George Walker.
George, who has plans to extend the event to a two-day annual extravaganza from next year, said: “We’re really excited about this year’s line-up.
“Not only do we have one of the biggest names in UK country music, we are able to give our guests some of the best young talent around.
“The Shires have enjoyed mainstream success and will provide great entertainment, while many of our guests will recognise Ciara from her amazing performance of Nessun Dorma on The Voice earlier this year.
“The Logans have been playing festivals up and down the country and are a refreshing take on country music, while there is sure to be a great reception for Kim Anderson, who is from Aberdeen and has an fantastic talent.
“Natasha will not be known to many people unless they are regular shoppers on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, but when I came across her busking I just knew she had to be part of Fyvie Live. We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the biggest and best event here yet.”