Fancy performing at North-east food and drink festival? Taste of Grampian are looking for buskers

Musician's perform at last year's Taste of Grampian.
Musician's perform at last year's Taste of Grampian.

A North-east food and drink festival is hoping to strike a chord with an open call for buskers.

Taste of Grampian is searching for performers from the North-east to play at the event.

The festival, which is Scotland’s largest one-day event of its kind, will take place at Inverurie’s Thainstone Centre on June 2.

And the hunt is now on for performers of all ages to help hit the right note with crowds.

To mark the Year of Young People, there will also be a special stage with performances from talented musicians aged between eight and 24.

Carol Fowler, director of Prime Event Management which organises the food extravaganza, said: “This is a great opportunity for buskers to be heard by a large crowd.

“We’re looking for all ages and all genres to make it a packed day of entertainment. We especially want to encourage people aged from eight to 24 to be part of our Year of Young People stage.”

Potential performers are asked to e-mail Prime Event Management, explaining why they think that they would be a good fit for the festival at entertainment@primeevent

As well as music, festival-goers will be served up another helping of a celebrity chef – with James Martin appearing at the event for a third time.

The Saturday Morning presenter will be showing off his culinary skills, using a host of fresh, local produce.

James said: “Taste of Grampian is a fantastic day out. The produce in this area is second to none and the event gives people the chance to find suppliers that are literally on their doorstep.

“I’m looking forward to the cookery demonstrations where I am planning dishes that can easily be made at home using fresh, local Grampian ingredients that I think the audience will love.”

Throughout the day, visitors will be able to see live cookery demonstrations as well as shop at more than 180 stalls selling local produce, before the Night Market opens at 6pm, celebrating the best in music and food from the region.