A choir from Castle Douglas are leaving behind the more traditional Christmas carols in favour of some other alternative one.
Instead of 'O Come all Ye Faithful' and 'Away in a Manger' the Feral Choir are learning lost songs stretching back for centuries.
Alison Burns who leads the choir says it's her passion that has led to the discovery of some of more unusual Christmas carols.
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The historic event always takes place on the last Friday in July.
Early enquiries suggest the men may have taken the drug Blue Valium. Two of them remain in hospital with breathing problems.
More than 8,000 people are expected to attend over the three day event, which starts at 7pm tonight.