A popular music festival near Sanquhar is returning next month, with a chart-topping band featuring as part of the full line-up.

Music at the Multiverse festival at Crawick Multiverse will return in September for its 2023 edition.

The two-day music festival, now in its third year, will take place on the 55-acre environmental artland between Kirkconnel and Sanquhar, on the border of Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire.

Scouting For Girls, whose debut album topped the UK charts in 2008 and whose single This Ain't A Love Song reached number one two years later, will headline the 'Music at the Multiverse' event on the Sunday at the Crawick Multiverse.

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Headline acts also include multi-award winning Celtic trad-rockers Skerryvore; Glasgow-based indie rock band Shambolics; and Scottish rock legends Big Country will entertain the audience from The Main Stage, located at the heart of the Sun Amphitheatre.

Due to popular demand, The Big Top Dance Tent will be back and will host performances from Ultrabeat and N-Trance. They will be supported by Team GBX – Michael Smith, Cassi and Macca, Stevie Lennon, Joe Deacon and MC Rowlands.

Local DJ Malcolm X from Kelloholm is also set to return to entertain the crowds and will be joined by other local performers including; The Dangleberries, Mary Barclay Band, Big Time Louie and Pedro and the Pirates.

Together they represent some of the best live music from across Dumfries and Galloway.

For those planning to make the most of the festival weekend, a limited number of motorhome pitches will also be available.

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There will be a fully licensed bar and a choice of locally-produced food from The Tin Van Pizza, Knockenhair Hospitality and Sweet Sadie’s Ice Cream and Desserts.

Sharon Glendinning, Crawick Multiverse general manager, said: “We are delighted to build on the success of last year and to have such an amazing line-up of popular well-known acts and home-grown talent at our third Music at the Multiverse festival.

"As well as enjoying two days of live entertainment, visitors can also take time to explore and discover Crawick Multiverse and all that it has to offer.

"With giant spiral mounds representing colliding galaxies, a huge avenue of standing stones and other spectacular features, it is a unique festival venue and a great place to spend the weekend.”

Tickets can be purchased online from the Crawick Multiverse website.