RUGBY officials in Melrose are finishing off their Sevens weekend with some Fields of Fire.

Big Country have been announced as the headline act for the Sunday evening's Finale Concert.

The 1980s chart toppers, founded by the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, toured the world in the 1980s on the back of singles such as In a Big Country, Chance and Wonderland and albums The Crossing and Steeltown.

Big Country will take the Melrose Sevens stage on Sunday, April 12.

Phil Morris, commercial and marketing director at Melrose Rugby, told us: "I am extremely excited about this concert and it will be a fantastic way to celebrate the end of the Melrose Sevens Rugby Festival.

"Whether you are a rugby fan or concert goer this rugby festival has something for everyone.”

Officials at Melrose announced last month that the annual Sevens tournament will be staged over four days from next year.

As well as Big Country, the Sunday evening finale will also feature one of the most exciting new bands playing the festival circuit.

​Northern Company combine Folk with Bluegrass, along with Classical and Jazz influences.

Featuring melodeon, fiddles, guitar, piano and double bass, Northern Company, who won the 2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award, have become firm favourites at festivals across the country.

Tickets for the Melrose Sevens Finale Concert, which are priced at £26.50, are now on sale through the Melrose Rugby website.

Mr Morris added: "We anticipate this to be a sell-out concert so get your tickets now."