Next weekend, a number of Scottish musicians will come together to support Scotland's grassroots music venues that are at risk of permanent closure due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The first artists have been announced today, featuring Honeyblood, KT Tunstall, Fran Healy, The Xcerts, Wet Wet Wet, Be Charlotte, Fatherson, Anchor Lane, and others.

Fran Healy will kick off the Save Our Scottish Venues Festival next Thursday (18 June). The full event, which will be split across three stages, takes place next Friday (19 June).

Beverley Whitrick, the Strategic Director of Music Venue Trust says, "There are over 60 Scottish members of the Music Venues Alliance, each of which is essential to the music ecosystem as social, economic and cultural hubs within their communities. The love that artists have for these spaces and the people who run them is clear from everyone stepping forward to help raise money to support venues through the crisis. Please enjoy these events and donate what you can to help."

Save Our Scottish Venues Festival takes place 19 June from 8pm BST. Tickets are on sale now from universe.com.