Edinburgh is all about festivals this month, but for the ninth year running the Edinburgh Big Beach Busk is taking a different approach with no booking, no headliners and no tickets required - just free and participatory music making for all!

Everyone is invited to take part and share their musical talents as part of this special event by taking up a free place on Portobello promenade from 12pm on Saturday 25 August - or simply go a long to take in the atmosphere and show your support for local music makers.

Performers are also being asked to get creative and make their own stage this year - head on over to the Big Beach Busk Facebook Page for some ideas.

This is a community-run event that is open for everyone to participate in so whatever genre of music you are into there's a place for you to share your passion and be heard.

To find out more and keep updated, 'like' the Big Beach Busk Facebook Page and register your interest in attending via the Big Beach Busk Facebook Event.