Turn it up at Silverburn

Big Cloud perform. All pictures by Fife Photo Agency
Big Cloud perform. All pictures by Fife Photo Agency
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Hundreds of people turned out for the first Silverburn Festival on Saturday, thanks to the great weather and great entertainment.

With bands performing all afternoon and into the night in the Big Tent, and lots of stalls and family activities elsewhere in the park, there was lots for all the family to enjoy.

Burn the Maps take to the stage

Burn the Maps take to the stage

Mark Boyd, who came up with the idea for the festival, said: “It was an amazing day and the feedback has been really great, totally overwhelming!

“It says a lot for the event that it was equally enjoyed by a two-year-old kid and a 93-year old-granny! We also had some great feedback from police officers who attended on the day who were really pleased about everyone’s behaviour on the day and how well organised the event was.

“All the bands were amazing too!”

A number of bands from around the Kingdom performed on the day, including Tilikum, Supa & Da Kryptonites, Sauza Kings, Sorry Hollywood, Groucho Underdog, Saus and the Secret Soulmates, Joe Viterbo and headliners Root System.

Auxygen perform.

Auxygen perform.

Mark added: “The people who attended really want to see this all happen again. We’re now going to collate the feedback and speak to all the organisations involved along with the residents at Silverburn to see if we can build on this year’s success for another event next year.”

Duncan Mitchell, manager at Fife Employment Access Trust which helped to facilitate the event in the park, said: “I must thank Positive Revolution (PR) for a lot of the organisation which went smoothly and huge thanks to Fife Council who contributed £500 to the cost of staging the event.

“We’re awaiting planning permission for camping facilities at the park, so perhaps next year we can offer that as well which might encourage visitors from further afield to come.

“We already have a meeting date in the diary with PR to debrief on Saturday and to have an open discussion about a repeat next summer.”

Organiser Mark Boyd

Organiser Mark Boyd

Duncan said donations from the day were still being counted, and any profit would be shared between PR and FEAT.

Crazy golf was one of the family activities on offer on the day too

Crazy golf was one of the family activities on offer on the day too