This weekend (June 28 – 30) saw the annual Almost Blue festival kick off across 19 venues in Dundee and Broughty Ferry.
Known as ‘Dundee’s live music walkabout’ the festival is a transformation of the city centre, with locals and tourists alike popping in and out of popular venues to soak up a mixture of live musicians and bands.
— Katrina Ogilvie (@MyKATthedog) June 28, 2019
Of course – this weekend’s weather took many of us by surprise.
With scorching sunshine one minute, followed by intense thunder and lightning the next, festival-goers would be just in turning down the rain-soaked walk from pub to pub throughout the evening.
However, according to event organiser Alan Wilson, this year’s festival was bigger and better than ever. Alan said:
The rain might have stopped a few people coming out on Saturday but once it started at tea-time all the pubs were full, even the ones that weren’t taking part in the festival. So while there weren’t as many people walking about as usual, the pubs were all busy. The whole weekend has gone without a hitch and the response we have had from the crowds has been fantastic. That’s all you can ask, really.
With all 19 bars filled during the course of the weekend, it would seem that Almost Blue revellers refused to have their party spirits dampened by this weekend’s downpour.
To read more about the yearly event and the lineup from the 2019 extravaganza, click here.