Fife Charity Music Festival “The Big Stooshie” has announced two major acts to their already impressive line-up. The event is taking place from 4th-6th May at The Howe Country Centre in Giffordtown, Fife and Scotlad's charity festival hopes to raise over £100,000 for Help for Heroes and SSAFA Forces Help.
Saturday night headliners Glasvegas have seen things many wouldn't believe: relentless global touring throughout the UK, Europe, Japan and America as well as support tours with Oasis, Kings of Leon and U2. They have played a myriad of global festivals from Roskilde to Glastonbury, Benicassim to T in the Park and received nominations for awards throughout the musical spectrum: NME, Q, Mojo, UK Music Video, Mercury Prize, XFM, Vodofone, UK Festival, Tartan Clef and the Rockbjornen Awards in Sweden, where Glasvegas are particularly loved.
Their self titled debut album went platinum, and introduced fans favourites “Daddy’s Gone” and “Go Square Go”. The 4-piece headlined the NME Awards Tour 2009, kicking off with two sell out shows at Glasgow’s O2 Academy. That summer they headlined a packed 12,000 capacity tent at a major Scottish Festival, with many critics labelling Glasvegas as one of the best festival performances of the year. The band’s current album "Euphoric//Heartbreak\" was released to much critical acclaim with Daily Record declaring it their album of the year and NME awarding it 9/10.
Ocean Colour Scene’s Simon Fowler + Oscar Harrison have also been confirmed to play a special acoustic performance at the festival. With a stripped back set from one of Britpop’s most iconic bands, the duo have promised a sing-along of anthems in the penultimate slot on the Festival.
“OCS” remain one of the most popular bands in the country, pulling massive crowds in any venue. With five top 10 albums, and six top 10 singles under their belt, singer Simon and drummer Oscar are a huge coup for The Big Stooshie.
Glasvegas and Ocean Colour Scene Acoustic will be joining an incredible line-up of nearly 60 live acts including James, The Damned, The Hoosiers, from the Jam. The Beat, The Boomtown Rats, Complete Stone Roses, Tommy Reilly and many others.
“We are delighted at securing these acts”, says director Jim Russell, “For the first year of any festival to have a line-up like this is completely unheard of. Plus it’s all for a great cause”. The bill may be filling up, but the organisers remain light tipped and have refused to rule out the addition of further acts.
The announcement comes on the same week that the festival announced three headliners for its second stage. Top festival acts The Nature Boys, The Law and The Draymin are all confirmed to bring the Kingdom FM stage to a close on each of the nights.