Tomorrow night’s carnival will feature hundreds of performers dressed up and parading through the town’s streets on floats.
It’s all part of the fifth annual Big Burns Supper event, which was launched last night with a special gig by 80s ska favourites The Beat.
The festival celebrates the Bard’s birthday with nine days of comedy, cabaret and music.
This year’s carnival theme is ‘musical revolutions’ and dancers and performers are set to celebrate all different eras of music.
One float celebrates the legendary Bay City Rollers and the sound of the 70s.
Still to come are performances from the Rollers themselves, Eddi Reader and comedian Andrew Maxwell, among others.
The Big Burns Supper is supported by partners including the Holywood Trust and EventScotland. It also benefits from £45,000 from Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Councillor Colin Smyth, the council’s Events Champion said: “It’s terrific that we can have a festival of this scale and ambition in Dumfries and I hope people from all over Scotland are browsing through all that we have to offer and booking up for other shows.”
Tickets are available from www.bigburnssupper.com and from the box office at 28 Munches Street, Dumfries or by calling 01387 271820. Box Office is open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
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