SOME of the biggest names in live music are expected to light up Forth Valley next year with Stirling chosen as a host for the 2024 Summer Sessions.

Thousands will descend on the region next summer as organisers DF Concerts confirm events across the UK.

Stirling will take up the mantle next year alongside Glasgow, Edinburgh and other cities across England and Wales.

City Park has been chosen as the Stirling location, with events taking place under the castle as the city marks its 900th year.

Cllr Chris Kane, leader of Stirling Council, said: "Next year is the Burgh of Stirling's 900th anniversary so it's hugely exciting and fitting for us to host the Summer Sessions for the first time as we celebrate this major milestone.

"With its stunning backdrop of Stirling Castle and accessible location near the city centre, Stirling City Park will be a superb venue for the Summer Sessions, as it has been for previous large-scale concerts and events.

"We can't wait to welcome music fans from across the country for this major festival and to showcase everything Stirling has to offer."

Dates and artists are yet to be confirmed for Stirling, though a June-July timeframe has been put forth.

Previous artists to perform at similar events include The Cure, Simple Minds and dozens of others.

Last year, the likes of Stereophonics and Noel Gallagher both played at the Dundee Summer Sessions.

Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts, added: "Summer Sessions has gone from strength to strength with the announcement of more cities hosting events in 2024 and Stirling Summer Sessions will be a very welcome addition to Scotland's event calendar next year.

"Stirling City Park is a very unique event space, sitting in the dramatic shadow of Stirling Castle and we cannot wait to bring some world-class acts to the city as it celebrates its 900th anniversary."