THE stage is set for Kirkcaldy’s largest music festival which will be rocking into town this weekend.
Returning for its eighth year with the promise of great bands, a brilliant atmosphere and raising a whole lot of cash for charity, Rock the Rovers comes to Kitty’s and Kandy in the town’s Hunter Street on Sunday.
This year’s fundraiser promises to be bigger and better than before, with the day of music reverting to the two stages under one roof.
Having started out as a bid to raise money for Raith Rovers during the Fife Free Press backed Reclaim The Rovers campaign back in 2005, the music bonanza has now become something of a Lang Toun institution.
Since its first year, the event has grown with 20 acts on this Sunday’s bill and it’s gone on to help more than 25 different charities over the years.
The charities set to benefit from Rock The Rovers VIII are The Neuro Foundation, Dyslexia Fife, Alzheimer Scotland, Fife Young Carers, Diabetes UK Scotland and Raith Rovers.
Gavin Quinn, one of the event’s organisers, said: “I always look forward to it. It’s a lot of hard work and I hope people come along and enjoy the day, they always do.
“We’ll have bands playing the stage in Kitty’s and solo acts, duos and acoustic sets in Kandy.
“We just want people to come along and enjoy watching the acts, while raising a few quid for charity.”
Since the first event, the fundraiser has raised over £48,000 for charities and the football club.
This year’s event should see organisers break the £50,000 barrier.
Tickets for the all day event, priced £10, are available from Styx in Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy or on the door at Kitty’s on the day.
Doors open at 12.30 p.m. Over 18s only.