Breakout: Music Festival brings together Scotland’s best band in Kirkcaldy for an evening of music and chat

Band members Dante Gizzi and Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi will be at the Styx on Friday October 29th.

This is the first event under the Breakout banner since plans to host the three-day music festival were rescheduled from October to next May – and it could be followed by other one-off shows.

Breakout is expected to be the biggest music festival in the city and one of the biggest in Fife.

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They will all be on stage at the Basin on the Kirkcaldy waterfront – the first time the area has been used to host an event of this magnitude.

They will be joined by a host of musicians and bands based in Fife, as well as a dance and acoustic scene further along the waterfront.

In between, there will be a selection of Links Market rides, and up to 30,000 people could attend over the three days.

The event was scheduled to take place in October to raise money for the NHS, but an increase in COVID cases has prompted organizers to decide to reschedule for next year.

And that could open the door to signing more big names as the bands prepare for a return to tour.

In the coming months, organizers hope to stage a few small-scale shows locally under the Breakout banner, starting with GUN.

Ian Arnott, organizer, said: “The group organized a similar event a few years ago and it was very well received.

“Bringing them to Styx gives Breakout a presence and keeps our name there.

“It will be a very informal evening – we are all looking forward to it.”

The £ 20 entry price includes a buffet, and on stage will also be singer-songwriter Kirkcaldy PG Ciarletta, one of the local artists already registered for Breakout 2022.

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