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Big Burns Supper: Hue and Cry top festival bill for 2015

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Image caption Hue and Cry will perform at the Big Burns Supper festival in Dumfries next year

Hue and Cry and The Undertones are among the acts on the bill at the fourth Big Burns Supper in Dumfries next year.

Comedian Craig Hill is also taking part in the event which runs over nine days from 23 to 31 January 2015.

Other acts involved include alternative rock band The Vaselines and Celtic folk rock ensemble Skerryvore.

Organisers said the event was about "coming together to celebrate with your friends, pals and visitors".

Festival director Graham Main said: "We are taking Big Burns Supper to a whole new level in 2015 with nine days of entertainment - 100 shows and around 50 venues - plus a huge Burns Night Carnival through the streets of Dumfries.

"The headline acts we are announcing today show just how diverse the festival is becoming with music, performance and comedy from celebrated Scottish and international acts.

"As ever our programme reflects the spirit of Rabbie Burns and his zest for life and for arts and entertainments of just about every kind."

Pat Kane, of Hue and Cry, said he was looking forward to the event.

"No Scottish musician worth their salt, no matter the genre, can be anything other than a huge fan of Robert Burns," he said.

"He combined huge artistry as a lyricist and poet, with an interest in both love and politics, that would shame the most out-there rock'n'roller.

"We are humbled and proud to be part of the Big Burns Supper - and with our full band on stage, we'll be pulling out all the stops in our performance."

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