Early-bird tickets for an Aberdeen music festival have sold out in record time, according to organisers.
Enjoy Music Festival, which is held in Hazlehead Park, is poised to play host to electronic production duo Chase & Status in June.
Organisers have told the Evening Express they are delighted that tickets have sold well for the event, which is now in its third year.
Mark Lenthall, the festival’s marketing director, said: “We are well ahead from the previous two years. The early-bird tickets have sold out in record time for us which we are delighted about.
“Being the third year, I think people are more aware of the Enjoy Music Festival and what we are trying to do in the city.
“We have found that there is a real appetite for live music in Aberdeen.
“We have had some great support across the city and especially in these difficult times with the oil downturn – music becomes a lot more important to people. Hopefully we can give the people of Aberdeen a really amazing day.”
More than 3,700 people went to the event last year, with this year’s event on Saturday, June 3, scheduled to be more family friendly, with under-18s allowed in for the first time.
Event organisers have tried to ensure the price of tickets is kept low so as many people as possible can afford to go, with a family ticket available.
With a strong emphasis on creating a Scottish festival and following the announcement of a T in the Park hiatus this year, the event is strongly focused on being local and accessible.
Organiser Russell Aitchison, who runs Digital Love Events, said they were hoping to attract around 5,000 people.
He said: “Last year the reaction to the festival was great and ever since then people have been really excited for this year’s festival.
“With our early-bird tickets we have seen another great take up and it has been the fastest that we have ever sold them.
“If we could get around 5,000 at Enjoy this year it would be a great foundation to build on. We still have a couple of batches of tickets left to go on sale and we are really looking forward to releasing them at the start of next month.”