Gearing up for another fun festival in park

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THE final touches are being added to a packed programme of entertainment for this year’s Beveridge Park Festival which runs from July 27-29.

The programme kick starts at noon on Friday with a young bands’ showcase in the marquee featuring 14 young up-and-coming bands entertaining their peers in an afternoon of live music.

The official opening on Saturday at noon will lead straight into a huge zumbathon organised by instructor Amanda Smith who wants everyone to get involved.

New to this year’s programme will be Bike Polo organised by Make Your Move Kirkcaldy. A Bike Polo team from Edinburgh will visit to demonstrate the sport and organise a few games for people to try for themselves. The bike theme will continue with 7 Stanes cycle display team set to wow the crowds with their awesome skills.

The ninth Kirkcaldy Skate & Bike Comp will take place at the skatepark from 1.00 p.m. with registration from noon.


It is divided into three age groups, and skaters, skateboarders and bikers will be accompanied by DJ Alloy and Co.

On Sunday Dennis Alexander will showcase his new Scotch Broth show, and many more groups, stalls and activities will be in the park over the weekend.

Ticketed events which raise most of the running costs of the festival will see the first ever performance from Bungo Dingo supporting park stalwarts Rockhammer, featuring their original line-up, on the Friday.

The marquee is set to rock again on Saturday with a four band lineup – Black Mirror, Hopeless Heroic, Root System and Drive By Audio – while MC Shauny D who flies into Edinburgh on the day straight from performing in France with his French band Black Bomb A.

Tickets are available for the licensed evening events from Kirkcaldy YMCA, all priced £5.00. Last year both nights sold out, so buy early to avoid disappointment.

The Beveridge Park Festival is also hosting a fundraiser in the Beveridge Park Hotel on July 28 with Lights Out By Nine returning to their soul roots. Tickets priced £10 are available from the hotel.