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The gig will take place at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on September 14

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Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Frightened Rabbit have been announced as headliners at 'A Night For Scotland' – a forthcoming show in support of Scottish independence due to take place on September 14.

The event, which will be staged at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, is also due to feature Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, a collaboration between Deacon Blue's Lorraine McIntosh and Ricky Ross under the guise of McIntosh-Ross, and comedienne Elaine C Smith.

Speaking about the campaign, event promoter Tommy Sheppard told The Scotsman, "The Yes campaign has unleashed tremendous creative energy and now a small segment of Scotland’s artistic and creative community are getting together to prepare to move up another gear in the final days before the people of Scotland make the most important decision of their lives.”

Mogwai and Frightened Rabbit also spoke of their support for the independence vote and their involvement in the rally. Mogwai said: "In just a few weeks we will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to take our place on the global stage and show the world what we are made of." Frightened Rabbit added: “[We] would urge everyone to get involved, register to vote before the deadline and come along and enjoy a brilliant night for Scotland.”

Tickets are available from today (September 1) and will cost £15.

Voter registration closes at midnight tomorrow (Tuesday), while the vote to decide on Scottish independence will take place on September 18.

Last week, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, who was born in Dumbarton, spoke out about the dangers of independence, stating that it "might be a bit much to handle". Elaborating, he said, "As an outsider, my sense would be that by raising the issue again, Scotland can get a bit more autonomy and self-control, but complete independence might be a bit much to handle".

Other musicians have also been vocal in their wish for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. In August, more than 200 celebrities, including Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry and Sting, signed a petition urging Scottish voters to vote no in the forthcoming referendum.

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