The Maroon'd@Gala festival is underway at Netherdale.

According to BBC Weather, there could be showers up until 1pm but it should be dry for the rest of the day.

Already crowds are gathering and the Netherdale car park is full with motorists being diverted to nearly roads to park.

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Here are a few things to remember.

If you have pre-purchased your tickets please ensure you bring some ID and your QR Code ticket. This helps organisers ensure the gates flow smoothly and everyone gets into the festival in a safe and calm manor.

Border Telegraph: Netherdale car park full by 10.15amNetherdale car park full by 10.15am (Image: John Hislop)

Over 18s are issued Wristbands, these permit you to buy drinks tokens, food/drink from vendors and access the fun-fair! These are also used for exit/re-entry in the event you need to leave the festival arena at any point during the day!

Under 18s are not issued Wristbands, they can still purchase soft drinks, and food/drink however they will require a stamp from our gates team! If the stamp rubs off they can head to the exit/re-entry point at any time and our security team will be happy to re-issue a stamp

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The vast majority staff are volunteers, without them the event simply doesn't happen.

Border Telegraph: Stage is set for Maroon'd@Gala FestvalStage is set for Maroon'd@Gala Festval (Image: John Hislop)

So thanks go to all our Coaches, Bar Staff, Gate Staff, Programme Sellers, Token Sellers, Car Parking Stewards, First-Aiders, Caterers, Cleaners, Facilities Attendants, Technical Crew, Ball Boys, and the rest of the Maroon Army.

Gala RFC ask that you treat them with respect and be kind, it helps ensure everyone has the best day possible and the staff will always be happy to help.

The Maroon'd@Gala festival report including some wonderful photos will be in next week's Border Telegraph