Raith will rock!

The 11th Rock the Rovers festival takes place across two Kirkcaldy venues this weekend.

Friday, 26th August 2016, 10:00 am
Rockin the Rovers are (from left) Calum McLean from the band Vertical Lips, Gavin Quinn (organiser), Alan Cormie from Folk That and Mike Keddie (Styx).

The annual live music event, which raises funds for Raith Rovers FC and the Raith Community Foundation, is being held on Sunday, starting at 2.00 p.m in Styx, before continuing in The Duchess from 7.30 pm.

There will be a raffle with some great prizes including signed Raith Rovers shirts, rounds of golf at Swanston and Kirkcaldy Golf Clubs, two tickets for a Raith home game, two tickets for the Raith Hall of Fame night at the Adam Smith Theatre, and tickets for 14 to a party night at Jackie O’s.

The running order is: Styx Main Stage: 2pm - Vertical Lips sponsored by The Elbow Room; 3pm - The Blind Lights sponsored by Fyffe’s Bananas; 4pm - Bad Boogaloo sponsored by Fife`s Finest S.C; 5pm - Bad Patter sponsored by Davie Codd; 6pm - Joe’s Band sponsored by Styx.

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Lyrx Acoustic Stage (Styx): 2.15pm - Gavin Patrick sponsored by The Raith Trust; 3.15pm - Andy Chung sponsored by Judy & George; 4.15pm - Charles Wood sponsored by Capercaillie Travel Ltd; 5.15pm – Steph sponsored by James Coutts Driving School; 6.15pm – Folk That sponsored by L&M Plumbing & Heating.

The Duchess of Kirkcaldy Stage: 7.30pm - No.1 Sun sponsored by Alistair & Joanne; 8.30pm -Cousin Ken’s Nephews sponsored by The Duchess; 9.30pm - The Mona Lisas sponsored by The Fife Arms; 10.30pm - State of Emergency sponsored by Raith 200 Club.

Tickets are on sale from both venues priced at £10, and will also be available on the door on the day.

The Raith Community Foundation works in partnership with community organisations to deliver locally based opportunities to improve the health and well-being of participants and promote community spirit.

Projects include a “get fit” programme that targets overweight, inactive middle aged men; a keep fit class that parents can take part in along with their children and a “walking football” programme for the older members of the community.

The Foundation is also involved in the Saturday morning Community Football programme that has operated successfully for a number of years at Kirkcaldy High School, offering goal keeping training for the first time.