AROUND 4,500 fans of the Proclaimers will descend on Melrose next weekend.

Craig and Charlie Reid will headline a day of music in a big top close to the town's historic Abbey.

Charlie told us: “We are really looking forward to our first major show in the Borders for several years.

Although the Proclaimers aren't due on stage until 8.30pm, promoters have lined up a feast of musical talent to perform at the Battery Dykes venue from late afternoon.

Magpie Blue will take to the stage at 4.30pm, followed by Zoe Graham at 5.20pm.

Be Charlotte are due on stage at 6.15pm and Fatherson will start their support set at around 7.15pm.

A Food and Drinks Village is also being staged within the grounds selling Scottish 'street food' such as Fire and Dough pizza, Stooge-Burger, Mac Shack, Rost, Babu Bombay Kitchen and Mucky Face Churos and Coffee.

Mark Mackie of Regular Music said: “With such a great line up of acts and a wide selection of food and drinks at the artisan food village and licensed bars, it is sure to be a fantastic full day out, starting with gates opening at 3pm, so we recommend that you come early.”

There is event parking at the Glebe Pitch on Waverley Road, with a limited shuttle bus service to the site.

And Scotrail are providing additional carriages on the trains going to the Borders from Edinburgh throughout the day as well as for leaving Tweedbank Station after the show.

A limited shuttle bus service is also available from the rail terminal to the site.

A final limited number of tickets were released last week and are available from