Britpop Stars To Headline Dunfermline Music Festival

by Aimee Lawrence

Monday, September 10th, 2012

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Shed Seven Dunfermline Live

Britpop Stars Set to Rock Dunfermline Live.

Rock band Shed Seven have been announced as headliners for Dunfermline Live-a three day extravaganza which promises to put Dunfermline on the Scottish music festival map.

The band, famous for their big hits Chasing Rainbows and Going for Gold, were among the biggest stars of the 1990s Britpop scene alongside Oasis and Blur and are expected to draw in huge crowds.

Organisers of the three-day music festival in the Fife town are promising to unveil a series of other big name performers between now and the December event.

Dunfermline Live is being run by Dunfermline Delivers, the business-led organisation committed to finding innovative and profitable ways of promoting the commerce, heritage and lifestyle of the city.

Well-known local music promoter Calum Miller, 27, owner of Weekend Revolution, leads the Dunfermline Live committee. He previously turned the annual Fife Fest into a successful music event and has masterminded merging it with Dunfermline Live to create a single festival.

He said: “The three days of Dunfermline Live will be brilliant and the fact we’ve got Shed Seven confirmed as headliners for one of the dates will tell music lovers this is going to be something special.

“The band love Dunfermline and are delighted to be coming back. They played the Fife Fest Christmas Special two years ago. It was a magical setting in the Glen Pavilion in the heart of the Pittencrieff Park with snow all around. Rick and the lads can’t wait to play here again.

“This will be just one of the big name gigs we’ve got lined up and we expect the tickets to go pretty fast. There will definitely be something for everybody because there will be stacks of quality, free music events throughout the three days.”

Shed Seven will be playing the Glen Pavilion and around 1000 tickets, priced £20 each, will go on sale via TicketWeb from 9am on Friday, September 14. 

Dozens of free events will be running alongside the ticketed gigs and up to 20 venues are expected to participate, including PJ Molloy’s, The Jam Jar, Somewhere Else, The Seven Kings and Grill48.

Maggie Mitchell, Chief Executive of Dunfermline Delivers, said the event will be a huge boost to all venues involved while also benefitting the local economy, one of her main objectives in running the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) Company.

She added: “Our focus is on bringing more footfall and visitors into Dunfermline and promoting it as a fantastic place to invest,  live, work and play, so that those businesses who are BID members see a real return.

“The night economy in Dunfermline is hugely important because we have so many venues in a relatively small city centre area. It means there is a very vibrant mix of pubs, clubs and restaurants.

“Music, gigs and concerts are increasingly important in that mix and we wholeheartedly believe Dunfermline Live will build on that. We’re delighted Shed Seven are among the first names involved.”

Those looking to bag a ticket can find out how on the Shed Seven website.

More information about Dunfermline Delivers can be found at on their website.

 

 

 

 

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