V&A Dundee has been welcomed to the city in spectacular fashion.
Dundee city centre was buzzing as thousands of revellers enjoyed the 3D Festival at Slessor Gardens.
The queues stretched all the way down to the Malmaison Hotel as people of all ages waited in anticipation for the start of the sold-out event.
The first day of the 3D Festival was brought to an incredible close by Scots band Primal Scream, with thousands enjoying their rousing set.
Afterwards the crowd was left enthralled by a lightshow projected onto the V&A which illuminated the Dundee waterfront.
Music was played as Kengo Kuma’s architectural masterpiece was lit up during the show by the Biome Collective and Agency of None – with culminated in a fireworks display.
Even the weather has played its part, with heavy rain in the afternoon clearing in time for the crowds to enjoy a fine evening.
Tallia Storm was the first on stage earlier in the evening.
The Glaswegian singer and Celebs Go Dating star belted out More Than Friends and Girls Are Changing The World to get the gathering crowd in a party mood.
Next to entertain the audience were a succession of dancers, including a selection from the Scottish Ballet, Dundee dance company Shaper Caper, traditional Indian dancers and schoolchildren from Dundee’s primary and secondary schools.
They drew a huge crowd, who enjoyed a selection of performances with a Dundee theme.
Dancers dressed as Dennis the Menace paid tribute to the city’s famous Beano character, while a Super Mario-themed dance alluded to Dundee’s games design industry.
A mass-participation performance involving 500 schoolchildren allowed them to show off the work they’ve been doing over the past two weeks, putting together dance moves that tie in with Dundee’s history and also its future.
Neil Lowden, head teacher at St Francis Primary School, said: “The children have been so excited.
“They’ve been rehearsing for four weeks and to be on the main stage at the 3D Festival is just amazing for them, a really unique experience.
“They were very difficult to keep calm leading up to the performance.”
Festival-goers said they were delighted that Slessor Gardens was gaining momentum as a venue for concerts and festivals.
Speaking at the start of the event, Paul Calder, who was there with his son Aidan, 16, said: “It looks like it’s going to be a really good night.
“I came to see Simple Minds here and it was great, I hope that this event will be just as good.
“It’s great to see Dundee changing and becoming a place for concerts to be held.”
Meanwhile, husband and wife Andy and Cat Sutherland said they were excited to see headliners Primal Scream.
Cat added: “The venue is really impressive, it’s so nice to have something like this in Dundee.”