Organisers of a popular music festival in the Doon Valley are gearing up for its return this weekend.

And the full line-up for this weekend's Doon Fest has been announced.

One of the organisers of Doonfest, which will be held in Dalrymple on July 5 and 6, says that finding the funding to ensure this year's event could go ahead has been more difficult than at any time since the festival was established in 2017.

The event is organised by a small team of enthusiastic locals with support from other people in the community.

Stagecoach West Scotland has also announced that a shuttle bus service will be available for those attending the festival.

The event will return this weekend.The event will return this weekend. (Image: NQ Archive)

Doonfest ticket holders will be able to travel from Dalrymple to Ayr free of charge on the 'Doonfest Express' at the end of both nights of the festival.

Those who want to use the service must contact Doonfest directly to book tickets, as seats will not be available for booking through Stagecoach.

A full line-up for Friday has also been announced, with headline acts including The Jersey Notes and Jeremy Levif for Saturday.

Councillor Hogg, who is one of the event organisers, said events such as Doonfest are hugely important in giving residents, and in particular young people, in communities such as Dalrymple an experience they might not otherwise enjoy in a small community.

Cllr Hogg said: "This event is amazing for youngsters and all ages of people from Dalrymple, the Doon Valley and across East Ayrshire.

"If someone's parents don't have money to take them to Glasgow for a show or concert, then this will be the closest thing they get to that.

"It opens a whole new world up for people who wouldn't otherwise experience this stuff.

"There's a brilliant mix of performers and there's loads of activities going on during the day as well on the Saturday.

"So we really hope people get behind this auction and we can put on as good an event as we can this year again."