Butefest Day 2 - glorious music on a day of golden sunshine

Butefest 2016 -  The Magic Numbers on the main stage (Pic: Cath Ruane)

Butefest 2016 - The Magic Numbers on the main stage (Pic: Cath Ruane)

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You know your festival is completely chilled when your headline act happily sits among fans watching bands play.

The Magic Numbers weren’t content with hanging around backstage after arriving at Butefest – they took a wander around the site, checked out the different stages, posed for pictures and then sat with their friends soaking up the evening sunshine.

Talisk on stage at Butefest (Pic: Cath Ruane)

Talisk on stage at Butefest (Pic: Cath Ruane)

And then they went on stage to bring day two of Butefest 2016 to a close with their glorious harmonies.

The perfect end to a second wonderful day of live music.

It was a day when a four-year old toddler got on stage and sang ‘YMCA’ and everyone joined in.

It was a day when folk just got up and danced, and did their thing while a range of bands delivered great sets.

Butefest 2016 - Professor Pumpernickel (Pic: Cath Ruane)

Butefest 2016 - Professor Pumpernickel (Pic: Cath Ruane)

It was a day when Professor Pumpernickel fired confetti into the air and sent giant smoke rings wafting through the crowd to keep the young kids - and not so young - thoroughly entertained.

And with the atmosphere just perfect, you also got some great live music across the day and well into the evening.

Nieves and Banshee went down very well on the main stage in their afternoon slots before Talisk drew a big crowd for their outstanding music - instrumentals that set the feet tapping, hands clapping and everything else a-jigging.

Outstanding musicians in their own right, they hit the spot with some glorious, uplifting music.

Butefest 2016 -  dance like no-one's watching you!  (Pic: Cath Ruane)

Butefest 2016 - dance like no-one's watching you! (Pic: Cath Ruane)

The Youth And The Young underlined why they were invited to return after their 2015 appearance with a smashing set – they clearly have a strong local fan base.

The band, from Dunfermline/Edinburgh showed their new album in a set that was a treat to listen to. They’re warm and engaging on stage, and they deliver a smashing sound,

Former Get Cape Wear Cape-r, Sam Duckworth, now performing as Recreations, mixed music and politics, and in doing so earned huge cheers as he paid tribute to the island’s support and welcome shown to its Syrian refugees - the island was ‘‘a shining a shining example’’ to the rest of the UK, and its welcome was ‘‘inspiring.’’

And as the sun set, The Magic Numbers drew a huge crowd round the main stage to close day two. Clearly, many of their fans had travelled to see them live on Rothesay.

A rare treat, and a perfect way to end the day.