Big Burns Supper organisers have announced some big names added to their line-up to Help Save Burns Night in 2022.

Superstar Scots KT Tunstall, Skerryvore and Tidelines will join Dervish in being added to the roster.

The Big Burns Supper in Dumfries was due to start on 14 January, with a full fringe of events, but was postponed at the end of 2021 due to Covid and will now take place online instead, on Tuesday, January 25.

The event will be hosted by Scottish singer-songwriter, Eddi Reader and is entirely free of charge,

KT Tunstall said: “I feel honoured to have been asked by Big Burns Supper to step in and Help Save Burns Night in 2022.

“I love my Scottish heritage and Burns Night celebrations continue to play a hugely important role in the arts and culture scene, not only in Scotland but across the world.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend it than alongside exceptional talent such as Eddi Reader, Skerryvore, and many more, as part of the diverse and inclusive Big Burns Supper event.

“Remembering all holding hands to sing Auld Lang Syne together takes on stark significance this year and I look forward to connecting with folks across the world in the spirit of friendship and kinship, with performance, poetry and laughter this Burns Night, 25th of January 2022.”

Graham Main, Chief Executive at Big Burns Supper, said: “Despite being unable to host our Big Burns Supper winter fringe this year there was no way we were letting Burns Night pass without a significant celebration.”

“As planned, the eminently talented Eddi Reader will play host to an eclectic evening of comedy, music and mirth and our diverse programme will feature something to tickle every taste bud.”