Shire music festival gets funding boost

The north-east parterre at Pitmedden Garden in Aberdeenshire with pavilion.
The north-east parterre at Pitmedden Garden in Aberdeenshire with pavilion.

An Aberdeenshire music festival has achieved a £4,000 funding boost from the National Lottery.

Organisers of the Pitmedden Music Festival are over the moon after their application for cash from the Awards for All Scotland scheme was successful.

The festival, which takes place on June 6 and 7 at Pitmedden Garden, is being entirely organised by volunteer members of the local community.

Already tickets, available from Aberdeen Box Office, Pitmedden Garden and the Co-op in Pitmedden, are selling fast.

The daytime and evening event will feature an eclectic mix of music acts ranging from street drummers to string orchestras.

The fun kicks-off on Friday June 6at 7pm with an evening of foot stomping music.

The night starts with ‘Trig Bag’ a magically musical Shetland Duo. The Black Isle Rock Orchestra then takes to stage to raise the roof with rock covers by the likes of The Killers, Kings of Leon and Lady Gaga.

Saturday sees a day and night of entertainment for all.

The day starts at 11am with a full programme of free children’s entertainment and wonderful music acts in a marquee and within the grounds of Pitmedden Garden.

On Saturday evening the main acts are Corran Raa, Dallahan, and the Silver City Soul Revue, a hugely popular local 9 piece soul band.

Tickets will start at £5 – for Saturday day tickets - and there will be no charge for any of the children’s activities.

For information on the festival, including where to buy tickets, visit: www.pitmeddenmusicfestival.com or www.facebook.com/pitmeddenmusicfestival pitmeddenmusic@gmail.com