Thousands of people are descending on the west coast this weekend to take in the delights of The Kelburn Garden Party, which once again promises an "explosion of colour, creativity and culture" to transform the country centre into a hub for music and the arts.

Established in 2009, the festival is renowned for featuring a high quality and diverse range of musical styles that sit alongside a feast of creative happenings and fun attractions embedded around the site. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Kelburn's cultural blast - music and much more in the castle grounds this weekendKelburn's cultural blast - music and much more in the castle grounds this weekend (Image: Kelburn)

The festival takes place from June 30 to July 3 - with 95 per cent of all entry tickets sold.

One of the jewels in Scottish hip hop's crown, Kobi Onyame returns to Kelburn Garden Party.

Last time he performed at the festival, Kobi had just been shortlisted for The SAY Award with his groundbreaking album GOLD, which drew from his Ghanian heritage to give contemporary hip hop a distinctively wistful flourish.

His latest album Drink The Poison, which was also shortlisted, is a vibrant meeting point for Scottish and African artists, including Ghanian rapper Jayso, Scottish musician Nathan Somevi, George Kalukusha from Malawi, and SheSaidSo from South Africa.

Kobi Onyame brings his live band to The Square Stage on the Friday night.

Festival director, Dave Boyle, is the mastermind of the garden party, which is created each year by the efforts of the organisers, crew, volunteers, and performers for a lively concoction of outdoor entertainment for all ages.

It is much more than just a musical festival and includes interactive art installations, living theatre, pop-up parties, glen walks, waterfall plunge pools, poetry, workshops, cabaret.

Kelburn Garden Party is described as an intimate affair, with just 4,000 tickets available for the festival.

Among the many highlights include Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange who will bring a psychedelic fusion of club sounds and future jazz. Taking inspiration from house, broken beat, and '70s jazz-funk, their dance music is reformulated by a live band on the flute, jazz-drums and a good dose of synth.

Drummer and composer Ziggy Zeitgeist is a staple of the Australian music scene, and he heads up this band with the free flowing spirit of improvisation and rave culture.

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For full details of all the acts, and ticketing information, go to the Kelburn Garden Party website here -