Praise for Live in the Den

Vote For Lust in action.
Vote For Lust in action.

Kirrie’s annual free music festival was this week praised as good for the town and its music scene after another successful Live in the Den.

A crowd of several hundred, of all ages, beat a path to Kirrie Den for the afternoon-long event on Saturday which saw both established and new acts take to the stage.

The packed programme included acts such as Around 7, Emerald Sunday, The Blend, Sonnet 69, Restless Natives and Vote for Lust.

DD8 Music, which organises the mini festival, takes pride in its community involvement and local groups manned a number of stalls while revellers also enjoyed bouncy castles, a barbecue and other 

Local councillor Iain Gaul, who was present on Saturday, said that Live in the Den is the ideal opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents to a live audience.

He said: “Live in the Den is always great, and this year was even better as it stayed dry, which is the most 
important thing.

“It’s a chance for young bands to show off their skills and talents and there were lots of people going about as well as the usual stalls for charity which was good to see.

“It’s important for youngsters because they get the opportunity to perform live in the open air where they can belt it out as much as they like, which doesn’t happen a lot.

“It’s also a chance to get feedback directly from the audience there and then; if they aren’t good people tend to tell them and if they are good then tend to tell them that as well.

“It’s another great event that’s put on by the people of the town for the people of the town and it’s something that should definitely be 
kept going.”