FAMILIES are urged to get their dancing shoes on for the return of Festhailes in Musselburgh.

The family-friendly music festival is held at the National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes estate in the town on Saturday.

A host of Scottish musical talent will take to the stage from 2pm, including Daniel Meade and the Basement Boogiemen, Brownbear, The Shiverin Sheiks, Papa Shandy & The Drams, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Einsteins Wardrobe and The Smoking Jeffreys, to perform in front of Newhailes House.

The line-up of homegrown performers will entertain the crowds alongside a variety of activities, including fair rides, face painting and street food vendors.

The event is held annually and large numbers are expected to attend on the day following a sold-out event in 2022.

Those planning to go along are urged to get their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Claire Grant, National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes operations manager, said: “We’re excited to welcome visitors from across East Lothian and further afield to our Festhailes event that promises to be a fun-filled day for all the family, with something on offer for everyone to enjoy.

“Alongside the musical acts, we will have a variety of different street food vendors offering casual cuisine from around the world to delight the tastebuds.

“Our Stables Cafe will be open late for visitors to enjoy refreshments, and there will also be a wine and Prosecco bar and beer on offer for those wanting to enjoy a tipple or two as they take in the enjoyable atmosphere.

“Children can enjoy exploring the Weehailes Adventure Playpark that will be open until late, with fair rides and face painting to keep them entertained throughout the day.”

Newhailes House & Gardens, once owned by the Dalrymple family, sits in a woodland landscape with views across the River Forth.

Go to the National Trust for Scotland website’s Newhailes Eventbrite page at bit.ly/41jhj1O to buy tickets.