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It may only have been on the go for a few years, but Dunfermline Live is already a date that’s embedded into the music calendar in Fife.

And this year looks set to be bigger and better than ever with popular rock band Embrace headlining the event.

Organisers announced last week that the 2014 one-day festival will take place on Saturday, October 18.

The line up is not yet complete, however almost 20 acts have already been announced and those behind the event say there are many more to follow.

The format for Dunfermline Live is simple, live music played at venues around the town.

However this year sees a slight change to the set up, as instead of running over three days at the weekend, the music will only be taking place on the one day - the Saturday.

A whole load of bands and musicians will gather in Dunfermline playing at 10 different venues all in one day.

Headliners Embrace, who hail from Yorkshire, have made a successful return to the music scene this year after an eight year absence.

They were among the star performers at T in the Park for its final farewell at Balado.

Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton.

They’ve had three number one albums, six top ten singles, sold out arena shows and over 2.5 million record sales.

Their previous record topped the album charts and included a no.2 single ‘Nature’s Law’.

Also performing will be King Creosote, aka Fife’s own Kenny Anderson, founder of Fence Records and Mercury Award nominee.

Kenny was originally in Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra and Khartoum Heroes before going solo and releasing numerous albums of his work.

Up and coming Dundee based Anderson McGinty Webster Ward and Fisher (AMWWF) are also going to play at Dunfermline Live this year.

But for the organisers the whole event is about more than drawing in the big names. It’s a chance to promote the best local live music talent.

And as a result, this year’s line up includes names that will be well known among music fans locally - not just those acts that come from Fife, but also those that regularly play at venues in the Kingdom such as PJ Molloy’s.

Among them are the likes of Dunfermline’s own Modern Faces, The Moon Kids and The Mona Lisa’s.

There’s also performances lined up from Kinross band Sienna, The Vigo Thieves and Hector Bizerk.

Calum Traynor, music promoter with Weekend Revolution, said: “We are delighted to announce Embrace will headline this year’s Dunfermline Live which will take place on Saturday, October 18 in various venues around the town.

“The line up is already taking shape nicely and with many more acts to add, we feel this will be our strongest line up to date.

“After three years of establishing the event in Fife, I believe the festival will move onto the next stage of becoming a truly national event.”

For 2014 the event has attracted the attention of a local business as the main sponsor.

Calum added: “The Alfred Stewart Property Foundation have come on board as our main sponsors this year.

“We are extremely grateful for their support and we hope this is a partnership we can build on in years to come.”

In previous years the promoters have managed to get some big names to perform in the town.

Back in 2012, Shed Seven headlined the festival, which took place in the December that year.

Before last year it was Dunfermline’s own rockers, Big Country that entertained the crowds as the headline act.

The full line-up to date for the day is Embrace, King Creosote, AMWWF, Modern Faces, The Moon Kids, Medicine Men, Hector Bizerk, Sienna, The Merrylees, Vigo Thieves, Scary People, The Velveteen Saints, Broken Boy, Vladimir, Scott Gilbert, Oskar, The Mona Lisa’s and Lucy and the Lyrics. However more names are to be added.

Tickets for Dunfermline Live are available now, priced £20, by visiting or from PJ Molloy’s in Dunfermline.