SCOTTISH band Young Fathers have announced plans to headline their own all-day festival in Stirling this summer.

The Mercury Prize winners, who have also won the Scottish Album of the Year three times, will curate the line-up for the all-day event at Stirling’s City Park on June 29.

It will be the biggest headline gig ever staged by the trio, who have become one of Scotland’s most acclaimed live acts.

How to get tickets?

Tickets for the Young Fathers event will go on sale from 9am this Wednesday – find out more HERE.

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The band returned with new album Heavy, Heavy at the start of 2023 after a five-year hiatus since previous release Cocoa Sugar.

Who is organising the festival and how many will attend?

The band have joined forces with promoters DF Concerts to stage the event which is expected to have a capacity of around 15,000.

It comes after DF already confirmed a number of open-air concerts at the same venue after deciding to take their Summer Sessions concerts series to Stirling for the first time.

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An official announcement from DF Concerts said: “Since the release of their now-legendary mixtapes, Tape One in 2011 and Tape Two in 2013, the latter of which gave Young Fathers their first of three Scottish Album of the Year gongs, the Edinburgh-based band have honed their categorically evasive hybrid sound.

“The latest album Heavy Heavy not only won Scottish Album of the Year but saw the band receive their second Mercury Prize nomination. Known for their electrifying performances, their shows are a blur of ritualistic frenzy, making them one of the most must-see acts in the country.

"This past weekend saw Young Fathers headline the Royal Albert Hall in London in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

"They strode onto the stage, flanked by a backing singer, instrument-hopping guitarist and keyboard player, free-standing drummer swinging at his skins like a jackhammer, and the multi-lunged wonder of Manchester’s all-female NIA community choir.

“For 70 minutes, the band didn’t let up, a feast for eyes, ears, brain and feet.

“By only the third song they had the mostly seated Royal Albert Hall entirely up and dancing, with the rushing, powerful Get Up bringing the revolutionary party.

“Young Fathers aren’t like any other live band. Blessed by multiple voices, an eye-popping approach to performance and a four-album-and-two-mixtape-deep catalogue, the radical Afro-Scottish hip-hop group are true game-changers, tearing up the rulebook for what live music can be.

“Teeming with ideas, with influences from every corner of the musical – and actual – world, the most exciting thing is wondering what Young Fathers will do next on stage.”