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Wickerman Festival starts today

The arena is all set to go for The Wickerman Festival 2014 Credit: ITV Border

The Wickerman Festival starts today and takes place until tomorrow evening when the giant wickerman will be set alight for the festival finale.

This year's acts include headliner Dizzee Rascal, del Almitri, The Feeling, Shed Seven and many more, including local acts from the south of Scotland.

Now in its thirteenth year, the award-winning festival attracts thousands of music fans to East Kirkcarswell near Dundrennan in south west Scotland.

Festival-goers can expect fine weather for today and most of tomorrow Credit: ITV Border

Hours to go until Wickerman Festival kicks off

The thirteenth Wickerman Festival kicks off today at Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright.

Around 12,000 people are expected at the event over the weekend.

This year's Wickerman Festival gets underway today Credit: ITV Border

Dizzee Rascal and Scottish band Del Amitri are this year's headliners.

The festival finishes with the Wickerman going up in flames on Saturday night.


Full Report: Thousands turn out for Wickerman Festival

It has been a busy weekend of events across our region with thousands of people attending the Wickerman Festival in Dumfries and Galloway.

The headliner was the singer songwriter Amy Macdonald, who grew up not too far away.

And as ever, the weekend ended with the burning of a straw man 25 feet tall.

Watch the full report from Lucy Taylor below.

This year's Wickerman Festival is the 'most successful yet'

The Wickerman Festival in Dumfries and Galloway sold out for the first time in 12 years. Credit: ITV News Border

Organisers of the Wickerman Festival say this year's event has been their most successful yet.

The two-day festival in Dumfries and Galloway sold out for the first time.

Scottish singer-songwriters Amy McDonald and KT Tunstall were among the top international acts playing alongside local bands.

The music event near Kirkcudbright is now in its 12th year.

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