A north-east woman is hoping the power of music can bring the region together – virtually.
Veronica Largue, 38, of Inverurie, has organised an online music festival to entertain the north-east during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.
Lockdown Live Aberdeenshire is being held over the weekend with 20 performers taking part in the online concert.
It will be streamed into homes across the region on Saturday and Sunday as a showcase for local musicians.
Aberdeenshire folk singer Iona Fyfe will be one of a number of acts joining the line-up and will be performing as part of the show.
Music fans will be able to attend the concert via a link that will be posted on the Lockdown Live Facebook page.
As well as Ms Fyfe, vocalists, DJs, guitarists and other musicians will all be tuning in and playing from their own homes.
Veronica recruited a few local performers to help her put on the internet-based showcase and admitted that, before this, the biggest event she arranged was her own wedding.
She said: “I’ve never put on an event in my life other than my own wedding and my mum and dad’s surprise vow renewal but that’s nothing to this scale.”
But, unfazed by the daunting task, Veronica has not hung about and quickly got a team together to help her vision for the online festival come together.
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Her friend Marie Western will act as host for the event and will perform to fans watching the event from their living rooms. Veronica said: “After coming up with the idea, I created the page and I contacted a friend of mine as I know her sister is a local singer, so she agreed to come on board with this.
“She’ll be presenting and singing herself and naturally we’ve enlisted a few other people too.
“I don’t sing so will not be making any live appearances as I’m not one for public speaking.
“Marie Western will be presenting and is really what you could refer to as the face of Lockdown Live Aberdeenshire.
“She’s got a list of artists so far and we’re just awaiting some more.
“Our aim is to do it like a gig, with time slots for each artist, not going on too late in the evening as we understand people are doing it in their own homes so have to take noise levels into consideration as we head into the evening for performers’ neighbours.”
Lockdown Live Aberdeenshire begins at 3pm on Saturday and the same time again on Sunday.
It runs until 9.30pm on both nights.
For more information and the online event’s full line-up visit the Facebook page here.