THERE is no other way to look at it – Vibration is an amazing music festival.

They came out swinging in 2021, having just made it through the Covid-restriction wilderness, and put on an outstanding two-day event in Falkirk.

And this year, with a little added expectation thrown in, organisers knew they had find a way to top that.

One look at the line-up suggested they certainly in with a shout with The Darkness, The Charlatans, The Zutons, Futureheads and Ash all signed up.

And with emerging acts in the form of Dictator, Dead Pony, Tom McGuire and The Brassholes, VLURE, Spyres, Silvi, Martin Mullady, Cody Feechan and Steven Young all on board, everything seemed to be in place.

A sprinkling of local representation from Falkirk's own Danko, Static, Artesan and Jasmin Jet brought the entire event together.

As if there was any doubt, Callendar Park played host two another weekend of tremendous live music. A worthy follow-up to last year's return, if not better.

Headliners The Darkness were in inspired form as they weaved through a powerful set on tracks old and new.

The intense VLURE offered something entirely different, too, with their committed performance warmly received; while the antics of Tom McGuire and the Brassholes another highlight.

Dead Pony were a joy to watch on the main stage, as were the energetic Gerry Son and the Smoking Gun on the Breakthrough Stage.

West Lothian were well represented with the incredible Silvi and Dictator also threatening to steal the show.

Eye-opening sets from PG Ciarletta, Jasmin Jet and Steven Young also showcased the sheer variety of talent on the bill.

Vibration is most assuredly one festival to watch out for – and if the last two years are anything to go by, whatever they have in store for 2023 will be something special.