Sandi Thom joins line-up for Taste of Grampian’s first after-party

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Singer-songwriter Sandi Thom has been confirmed in the line-up for the after-party of the North-east’s biggest food and drinks festival.

Sandi, who hails from Banff and is famous for her hit song I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker, will entertain audiences next weekend at The Mart Fest.

Part of Taste of Grampian, which takes place at Inverurie’s Thainstone Centre next Saturday, The Mart Fest is a first for the annual event.

Having released five studio albums to date, the singer is set to take to the stage from 9pm ahead of the main act of the night.

Headliners The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will perform from 10pm.

The Mart Fest is a welcome addition to the annual festival and will feature a fusion of local brewers, craft spirit makers, trendy local street food pop-ups and an array of musicians, bands and street entertainers.

Open to all ages, the event celebrates local and Scottish food and drink producers. The festival is expected to attract around 14,000 visitors on the day.

Other acts at The Mart Fest include Catriona Watson, Matt and Cameron, Daniel Mutch, Nick Innes, Myke Black, Harmonica Movement, Ed Merchant, Chris Connelly, Millicent, Ruby Mackay and Alisdair Sneddon.

Carol Fowler, managing director of Prime Event Management, organisers of Taste of Grampian, said “Sandi Thom seemed a natural fit for The Mart Fest thanks to her connections with the area.

“She has been touring all over the world but is making time to be part of our fantastic line-up. Tickets have been selling really well for The Mart Fest and we look forward to ending Taste of Grampian 2017 in style.”

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Those with tickets to Taste of Grampian gain free entry to The Mart Fest, otherwise tickets are £10 per person and children under the age of 16 go free.