Dundee will host a major two-day music festival next year, it has been confirmed.
The event will take place at Camperdown Park on the weekend of August 12 and 13.
Dundee City Council’s licensing board today voted to approve the festival, which will be called Carnival Fifty Six.
Speaking about the successful licensing application to stage the music festival in Dundee, Craig Blyth, Festival Founder said: “We are delighted by today’s decision by Dundee City Council, and are particularly pleased to have received such a clear majority vote.
“It conveys a resoundingly positive message that Dundee is open for business.
“This is an exciting time for the city with the waterfront regeneration and major inward investment attracting significant focus and interest nationally and internationally.
“Since the success of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2006, which attracted 30,000 fans to Camperdown Park, no major music festival has been staged in Dundee.
“With an excellent location and first class transport links, there has never been a better time to capitalise on the unique momentum the city is enjoying, along with the appetite from the public for a music festival.
“The countdown to Carnival Fifty Six is now officially on.”
We’ll have more on this in tonight’s Evening Telegraph.