Published: 27/08/2014 16:56 - Updated: 27/08/2014 17:10

Countdown on for Wall of Rock festival

Pictured performing last year, Christopher Brebner will join his band Casey Inlet at this year's Wall of Rock Festival.
Pictured last year, Christopher Brebner will join his band Casey Inlet at this month's Wall of Rock Festival.


MORAY music fans have little more than a week to wait for the fifth annual Wall of Rock festival.

Bands and acoustic acts have been lined-up for throughout the two-day event, which will raise the decibel levels at Lossiemouth’s Station Park next Friday (September 5) and Saturday.

Billed as the largest free outdoor music festival for young people in Scotland, The Wall of Rock has raised in profile and popularity since its inception in 2010.

A total of 13 bands, nine solo acts and four DJs are expected take to the stage on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

Due to the huge popularity of the event, which attracts around 800 people each day, bands with Moray links apply for the much sought-after spots almost a year in advance.

It is supported financially through donations and by local businesses, and each year attracts thousands of music fans, parents and tourists.

This year’s Wall of Rock promises to be even bigger and better, with improvements having been made to the state-of-the-art sound and light show.

Highlights on Friday night include Wasted Jazz from Lossiemouth, fellow hometown favourites Casey Inlet, and then headliners The Unofficial from Buckie.

Acoustic artists on Saturday afternoon include Megan Barclay and Margaret Finlayson from Keith, Jaime McPherson from Lossiemouth, and Lilian MacDonald from Elgin.

Some of those taking a more electrified approach, meanwhile, will be 3DR from Elgin, Far North from Lossiemouth and Chasing Tasko from Elgin. Rounding off the festival, with their set starting at 10pm, will be DJs Jack and Tom from Keith.

For much more Wall of Rock build-up, see this Friday's 'Northern Scot'

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