The sound of Silverburn...

Silverburn Festival 2015 preview ltr Dave Kilgour, Keith Berry, Mark Boyd.
Silverburn Festival 2015 preview ltr Dave Kilgour, Keith Berry, Mark Boyd.

Silverburn Park will transform into a summer festival this weekend as bands, community groups - and hopefully lots of visitors - head along for a brand new event.

The Silverburn Festival 2015 will see the park turned into a hustling and bustling festival venue for one day, featuring music, activities for the kids, and live speakers.

It is the brainchild of local man Mark Boyd, who has had a lot of success with his Positive Revolution events, aimed at bringing together people and groups within the community to share in discussion and music.

Mark told the Mail: We’re doing this because we felt our community deserves a bit of entertainment in the town during the summer holidays!

“Levenmouth has always exported great original music around the bars and clubs of Scotland – and the UK for that matter – but it remains a really hard place to host live music events due to a number of factors.

“This time however, Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) has provided excellent support to help such an event happen and have given us a perfect environment to hold a festival up at Silverburn Park.”

Mark explained the format of the day: “Positive Revolution will host live music, speakers for good causes and a bar in a large marquee and outwith that on the green, FEAT will host a family fun day with a variety of stalls and games.

“Live music will run in the marquee from noon to 9pm and the fun outside will run from 11.30am until late afternoon, weather permitting.

“We’re hoping this event will raise some money to further the development of the park and will give us a foundation to make the festival a regular fixture in the communities calendar.”

FEAT has been working in Silverburn Park for nearly two years, using the outdoor space as part of their employability and Mindfullness projects, as well as coming up with a plan to transform the park into a Fife hub for visitors from near and far.

Duncan Mitchell, chairman, said: “Having spoken at a Positive Revolution gig earlier in the year I was very impressed with the passion of the organisers and genuine interest from the audience when I discussed our plans for Silverburn.

“So having an opportunity for Silverburn to be the location for a summer festival seemed to resonate with everyone.

“If it goes well we’ll look to make it an annual feature each summer.”

The Silverburn Festival 2015 will take place this Saturday from noon until 9pm. For more, search the event on Facebook.