Back on the Agenda

Both Barrels
Both Barrels

A POPULAR Leven music festival, which had previously looked in danger of being scrapped, returned to the town at the weekend.

Agenda Rocks caused controversy last year when a complaint made to Fife Council over noise saw Lee Murray declare he felt forced to sacrifice the annual event to safeguard his pub’s licence.

At the time many music fans felt the local authority dealt with the matter poorly and vented their anger at what looked like the loss of the event, but, with a change of venue to Brannigans Hotel, the one day extravaganza returned on Saturday to the delight of a sell out audience.

Running from 12.30-10pm a number of bands featured - each lapped up by the audience, who even drank the bar dry of Guinness.

Main scheduled acts included Ruthless Young Souls, SO4, Burn the Maps, The Catch 22s, Thirteen Thieves, Mechanical Smiles, Both Barrels and Saus.

Mr Murray, who also owns Brannigans, was unavailable when the Mail contacted him to hear his thoughts on the day but one of the organisers Victoria Perkins described it as a ‘great day’ on the event’s Facebook page.

She added: “The effort from all of the bands was tremendous. Thank you so much to everyone who bought tickets and gave the bands a great audience to play to.

“It makes all the hard work – most of which is done by Mark Boyd and Keir Smith – worth it for us.

“Highlights for me were Burn the Maps, Mechanical Smile and Catch 22s, although every single band was great”