A new electronic dance music festival is aiming to grow talent and attract big-name DJs as it launches in the North-east.
Cultivate, an indoor event, will take place at the Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie, in March.
It will be the biggest dance music event to take place in the region.
After seeing the popularity of nights focused around dance music in Aberdeen, including Unit 51 and Tunnels, and festivals in Edinburgh, Cultivate’s organisers decided to build on their already popular club nights by holding an event at a bigger venue to reach more people.
International DJs have already been confirmed for the line-up, including Russian DJ Nina Kraviz; DJ Koze, who is based in Hamburg, and Berlin-based Korean artist Peggy Gou.
Also set to appear at the event is DJ Stingray, who wears a trademark balaclava while performing, and London-based artist Nyra, who founded an influential Sheffield warehouse party.
As well as these international names, there will also be a host of local talent at the event to support the headliners.
The festival will take place across two arenas.
The first, The Warehouse, will house the musical acts.
And the second will consist of a purpose-built secondary music area, which will contain bars, food stalls and smoking areas for people to relax and grab a refreshment between acts.
Rory Masson, one of the organisers, said: “Cultivate is a brand new event for dance music fans that we’re really excited to bring to the North-east.
“We aim to Cultivate the biggest names, local talent and bring people together at the most exciting event to hit the area for years.”
Tickets, priced between £35 and £45, will go on sale on Monday for the event on Saturday, March 31, and can be bought from www.skiddle.com