Party in the park!

2710p014 bevipark festival 'Danny Robinson (16, Kirkcaldy) in mid-air at the skate park at the Beveridge Park Festival, Kirkcaldy
2710p014 bevipark festival 'Danny Robinson (16, Kirkcaldy) in mid-air at the skate park at the Beveridge Park Festival, Kirkcaldy

PLANS are starting to come together for this year’s health and wellbeing themed Beveridge Park Festival.

The community-led event, from Friday July 1-3, will kick off with a youth live music event featuring eight bands from in and around the town to get the summer holidays off to a rousing start.

That evening there will be a fundraising event with live music from Root System and Drive By Audio, with Rockhammer headlining the following night and both expecting to be sellout events.

Festival theme

For the first time this year the event will be run on a theme, with sport, health and wellbeing chosen.

The festival will once again feature the Langtoun Lad and Lass to be chosen from Kirkcaldy’s schools, and to get the Saturday off to a flying start there will be a huge outdoor Zumbathon (weather permitting).

Cycling will be one of the main featured sports, and Fife Council’s transportation services will be promoting and raising awareness of all the new cycle routes in the region, and enoucraging people to get on their bikes.

Sustrans, the sustainable transport movement, will be running an information stand alongside the staff from the council’s transportation department.

Travel tips

They will give out information on smarter travel methods and offering mini bike course for under 10s and running a cycling track round the back of the park.

Bike Works will be on site to give out handy tips on cycle maintenance and offering free bike safety checks, and NHS Fife is hoping to have a range of health information including blood pressure checks and diet advice.

The ever-popular skate and bike competition will take place on Saturday afternoon, complete with music from MCs and DJs.

The festival will also have its usual mix of local groups promoting their activities, alongside art and craft demonstrations and face painting.