WATCH: Tentacles take over Aberdeen as preparations begin for Spectra Festival

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Tentacles have been spotted spurting out of Aberdeen’s Broad Street as the Spectra Festival begins to takes shape.

Preparations are underway for the event which has a maritime theme this year with sea creatures expected to pop up all over the city.

Artists both local and international have been drafted in to fill the city with colour from February 13-16 as the festival returns following a two-year hiatus.

Visitors to St Nicholas Kirkyard will experience a “haunting soundscape” and mesmerising light shows by Mark Anderson, while Steve Symons’ Eloa will offer illusions of spirits and sprites.

And inside the church, guests can witness a stunning ghostly Norse ship and flocks of migratory birds, with both pieces devised by Portsmouth pair Heinrich and Palmer.

Marischal College will play host to the fireworks-themed projection Rainbow Laser Flares, while Yiannis Kranidotis will highlight the plight of ocean pollution in Plastic Sea at Marischal Square.

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