Break The Butterfly to play home gig before Barcelona debut

Break The Butterfly at Hard Rock. Picture by Fife Photo Agency
Break The Butterfly at Hard Rock. Picture by Fife Photo Agency

Fresh from their success in the Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands competition, Break The Butterfly have a gig a little closer to home.

Although the boys will be gearing up to take the stage in Barcelona this July, they will be treating fans to a local performance at the Promfest event next month.

Leven Community Council, which is organising and hosting the event on Leven Promenade, is hoping it will be a day to remember - and put the Prom back on the map for locals and visitors.

Cameron Barnes, front man of Break The Butterfly, told the Mail: “Hard Rock Rising was awesome.

‘‘The amount of people we had there supporting us - about 70-80 - was incredible. It’s just such a relief. We’ve been working so hard so it’s a result that it’s actually paid off.”

Cameron said the band were not originally planning to play a local gig until the end of the year, but were keen to support the Promfest event.

“I like the fact that it’s an outdoor event. There aren’t many of them in this area and it really needs it. We did Glenfest last year and there were about 400 people there, so it should be great.

“It’ll be really good for the younger audience too, because usually we play pubs, but as it’s an afternoon thing they can come and see us.”

Glenn Allan, secretary of Leven Community Council, helped to secure the band for the event, and is delighted they are on board: “We are absolutely thrilled to secure Break The Butterfly and even more so since they won the Hard Rock Competitiion.

“This confirms that they are one of the prominent up and coming bands in the UK. To think that before Cameron and the guys share a stage with Kings of Leon in Barcelona, they will be playing Promfest in Leven!

We are absolutely thrilled to secure Break The Butterfly and even more so since they won the Hard Rock Competitiion.

Glenn Allan, Leven Community Council secretary

‘‘That’s truly brilliant and also being local lads, they were also excited and extremely supportive to promote an event for the people of Leven and Levenmouth.”

As well as songs from Break The Butterfly, a number of other performers and bands will be taking to the stage, ensuring a day packed full of entertainment for locals.

Things will kick off at 11.00a.m. (until 5.00p.m.) on May 2 with around 20 craft stalls down by the putting green on the Promenade.

There will also be plenty to keep the kids - and the young at heart - entertained, with nearly a dozen fun fair attractions, including a climbing wall, giant slide and bungee run.

Glenn Allan said: “Leven Community Council has newly been re-constituted and as such we are looking to really get out and reach to people in Leven. We are looking at revitalising and re-vamping our image and encourage people to support and help.

“Our new Facebook page has well and truly taken off and I would encourage people to post and comment what they would like to see happen in their town.”

If you would like to rent a stall for the Promfest event, then please contact Leven Community Council at asuttie@yahoo.co.uk.