Ticket sales for a popular music festival near Sanquhar are at an all-time high, according to the organisers.

The 2023 Music at the Multiverse takes place at the popular Crawick Multiverse at the beginning of September, and preparations are now being stepped up.

As one of Scotland’s most spectacular outdoor venues set within the rolling hills of the Nithsdale Valley, the family-friendly festival has secured plenty of big-names to take centre stage.

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, are the Sunday headliners, with other main stage acts including Celtic trad-rockers Skerryvore; Glasgow-based indie rock band Shambolics; and Scottish rock legends Big Country.

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And the Big Top Dance Tent will include performances from, among others, Ultrabeat, N-Trance, Team GBX and Kelloholm's own Malcolm X.

But more local businesses and organisations are getting on board to back the festival, which is now in its third year.

Taking place on September 2 and 3, 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.

With such fantastic support for festival tickets, on-site car parking and motorhome pitches are now sold out, but off-site parking and a shuttle bus will now be available nearby at Sanquhar Academy.

A private coach service will also run between Dumfries and Crawick on both Saturday and Sunday.

Cumnock Chronicle: Scouting for Girls will be performing.Scouting for Girls will be performing. (Image: The Crawick Multiverse Trust)

The coach will leave Dumfries at 11am on both days, will pick up in Thornhill and will take passengers to the festival site at Crawick Multiverse. The return trips will leave Crawick Multiverse at 7.30pm.

Pre-booking is essential. Anyone buying a coach ticket, must also have a valid festival ticket.

Tickets can be booked on the Music at the Multiverse website.

Cumnock Chronicle: DJ Malcolm X and Brownies.DJ Malcolm X and Brownies. (Image: Mike Bolam.)

Sharon Glendinning, Crawick Multiverse general manager, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support for Music at the Multiverse this year, so we are gearing up for what will be our largest event so far at Crawick Multiverse!

"We can’t wait to welcome well-known performers, home-grown talent, locals, visitors and sponsors to our third Music at the Multiverse festival in September.

"Crawick Multiverse is a unique festival venue and we are sure that everyone who comes along will not only enjoy the entertainment, but will also have a fantastic experience exploring and discovering our amazing landforms and everything else our local area has to offer.

"We are extremely grateful to all our performers, sponsors, visitors and supporters!”