MUSIC fans will be bowled over by nearly 20 live acts at an upcoming Greenock Cricket Club festival.

Preparations are well under way for the eagerly-anticipated Gig on the Green at Glenpark on Sunday September 2.

Sixteen local bands and musicians have been confirmed so far and will perform across two stages in support of the club's biggest fundraiser of the year.

The line-up includes top ceilidh band Flung Aboot, pop rockers The Sinsheimers, veteran cover kings Dymensha and Greenock rising star Berta Kennedy.

Local favourites The Wherries - gig organiser Kenny Wilson and bandmate Dave Currie - will once again headline the event and resident DJ Calum Rennie will also be on hand playing tunes in between each of the acts.

Kenny said: "We try to get local, Inverclyde folk as much as we can so we can promote the fantastic talent in this area.

"We could probably run it twice over with the amount of acts we have on our doorstep.

"I try and change the line-up around each year and bring in some young acts to give them some experience and exposure.

"As one band goes on another sets up, it's pretty slick."

The 2018 instalment will be the fourteenth year of the event and as well as showcasing local music, it is also an important fixture in the Glenpark calendar.

Kenny said: "Last year we had about 600 people here and it was lashing down.

"The year before that it was a good day and we had around 1,500 folk.

"It's been a very successful event over the years.

"The club really depends on the income and when we have a big crowd it can make a real difference and help with things like refurbishing the club and so on."

Soloist Berta Kennedy, who lives just around the corner from the cricket ground, made her 'gig' debut last year and has played in the past with band Beautiful Expectations.

She said: "My family and everybody I know puts in for a holiday for it.

"We love it. It's the best day of the year for us."

Frontman Fred Beattie, from band Dymensha, hopes the sun is shining on musicians and festival-goers on the day.

He said: "As long as the weather isn't like last year it will be great.

"It's a terrific day out and if the weather is good everyone will be outside dancing and singing along."

Also performing at 'the gig' are Mark & Barrie, Durty Mac, The Urban Folkers, Gary McDowell, Shelagh McKay Jones, Travelling Jukebox, Out of the Shadows, Black Dove, Gram Allan, Church Bros and Broomberry Drive.

Entry is pay at the gate on the day.