A MUSIC festival returns to Haddington this week, for the first time since 2018.

Haddstock had been cancelled, then forced online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, from tomorrow (Friday) through to Sunday, nearly 20 venues will showcase musicians and a range of other activities.

Beki Dover, who has been involved with the event since it began in 2017, was counting down to the curtain going up.

She said: “It feels like we have been waiting to be able to run the event for quite some time.

“Everybody involved is really excited – all the performers are excited about playing and all the partners running workshops and events are all really looking forward to it.”

Venues from The Tyneside and Maitlandfield House Hotel to St Mary’s Parish Church and Diggory’s will host a range of musical styles.

The festival aims to cover every music style from folk and Americana to pop, rock and acoustic.

Away from music, there will be a range of events, from a seed bomb workshop and storytelling to a celebration of local artists.

Haddstock 2022 is headlined by Dunbar’s Callum Easter, singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo and melodic indie-rock band mylittlebrother.

Each event – other than the headline gig at Haddington Rugby Club – is free.

Go to haddstock.co.uk for more information on the festival.