This year’s Big Tent festival opens its doors on the evening of Friday 23rd July, kicking off at 6pm with a brilliant evening programme of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
To celebrate Fife’s Year of Culture, the featured musical acts have very strong Fife connections with legend Kenny Anderson aka King Creosote as the headline act.
Kenny Anderson has released over forty albums and is the founder of Fence Records, Fife’s best-known record label and hugely successful musical collective. He recently won the Ticketmaster singer/songwriter of the year award at The Tartan Clefs. Kenny will be playing with his full band
Second Hand Marching Band has 16 – 22 members hailing from Fife, Edinburgh, and Glasgow and across Scotland. Formed at the end of 2007 the band play folk music influenced by a mixture of dance, pop and post-rock influence. They play a host of instruments including guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, accordions, trumpets, saxophones, marching drums, woodblocks, tambourines, violins, flutes and clarinets.
Also playing will be Das Contras, a six-piece pop, soul, folk and Latin band that call themselves “a six-headed musical monster with a Latin temperament, a worldly attitude, two devilish horns and a rock n roll heart.”.The Fife grown, Glasgow based band began as a duo and has grown into a six piece ensemble. Das Contras were winners of the 2006 PRS New Music Award.
Some up and coming acoustic acts from Fife will also play on the night and will be announced at a later date.