Perth music fans have snapped up the chance to buy tickets for a major festival taking place on the outskirts of the city in May.
Around 40,000 tickets went on sale for BBC’s The Biggest Weekend at Scone Palace, with sales described as “going well”.
The two-day music festival, which takes place from May 25-26, will see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and violinist Nigel Kennedy headline.
A host of other acts have also been lined up for the event, including Simple Minds, Amy MacDonald, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Julie Fowlis and Jamie Cullum, but more will be announced over the coming weeks.
Tickets went on sale at 8.30am on Monday, with 20,000 being made available for each day.
“Tickets are still available for Scone Palace and the sale is going well,” said a spokeswoman for the BBC.
“Music fans should note we will be announcing more acts for the venue shortly.”
Locals were given priority in purchasing tickets, with the first pot of 60% being set aside for residents in the Perth and Kinross Council area.
The next set of tickets was set aside for those living in Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Falkirk and other Perth postcodes. A third and smallest pot is on general sale to the public.
The Biggest Weekend will be one of the major music events taking place in Tayside this summer, and Perth is at the centre of attention.
Just days after the BBC extravaganza, global superstar Lionel Richie will play an outdoor gig at McDiarmid Park on June 3.
Speaking recently to BBC DJ Chris Evans, Noel Gallagher revealed how he initially thought the Scone Palace gig was to take place in Perth, Australia.
“I first heard about the Biggest Weekend a couple of months ago and was told that since Glastonbury wasn’t taking place this year a host of concerts would take place across the country,” he said.
“The BBC told me one would be in Perth and I thought they meant Perth in Australia.”
The keen Manchester City fan added: “Then I found out the Scone Palace gig is the same night as the Champions League final. However, it’s not every day you get to play a castle near Perth.”
Tickets for the Scone Palace event are available by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend. They cost £18 plus booking fee.