Silverburn Festival will be bigger and better for 2016

A number of local bands performed for the first festival in 2015. Pic: FPA.
A number of local bands performed for the first festival in 2015. Pic: FPA.
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Organisers are gearing up for the second Silverburn Festival this summer and are promising it’ll be even bigger and better than the first.

The first event, organised by Positive Revolution, in conjunction with Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT), was a huge success, drawing hundreds of people to Silverburn Park for live music, arts and crafts and family-friendly games.

Mark Boyd of Positive Revolution told the Mail that while the specific details haven’t been set yet, they already have some great bands on the bill and are hoping to improve on the success of 2015’s event.

“We hope to do much more this year to give a bigger platform and voice to Fife based community projects and similar organisations who are all welcome to get in touch to come along with pop-up stalls and the like to either fund-raise, look for volunteers, raise awareness of their cause and just generally engage with the public.”

Mark and the team are hoping that local businesses will also aid them in making the event another success for Levenmouth and have urged business owners in the area to get in touch.

“We’re looking for sponsors for the event who can get their names on the upcoming poster and web pages, and on the stage backdrop at the festival. We’d love to hear from anyone who would like to sponsor the event!” said Mark.

Mark has already signed up several bands, many of which played last year and asked to be involved for 2016. Mark said: “The line-up is looking great, featuring the return of some of the acts that stormed the stage in 2015 like Supa & Da Kryptonites, Groucho Underdog, Sauza Kings and Saus & the Secret Soulmates Band, as well as new acts for this year including The Mona Lisas, Shambolics and Lost in Vancouver. More are yet to be announced.”

Duncan Mitchell, manager at FEAT, said they were delighted to be involved.

“We’re excited to be hosting the event again and all proceeds raised from the day will go towards our plans for Silverburn.

Tickets for Silverburn Festival 2016, which will take place on Saturday, August 13 between noon and 9pm, are now on sale, priced at £14. You can get them by visiting www.silverburnpark.co.uk/music-festival-2016.html

If you would like more information about the festival or are interested in sponsoring the event, just send an email to silverburnfestival@outlook.com or jordan@journeytowork.co.uk.