THE Charlatans front man Tim Burgess has been named as a headliner at next month's Outwith Festival in Dunfermline.

Organisers have announced that the star will DJ at the arts extravaganza and join an eclectic line up which will appeal to all music fans.

With a DJ career that has led to guest slots on BBC Radio 6, Tim’s playlist – which includes northern soul, hip hop, indie and everything in between – is as varied as the rest of the Festival’s music programme.

He will close the Saturday music line up which includes headliners Idlewild, Honeyblood and New York-based William McCarthy (Augustines).

The Domiciles, a band with a devoted following, whose gigs include T in the Park and Tenement Trail, have also just been added to the music line up.

Tickets to access more than 50 bands and DJs on Saturday, September 7 are £20 from

This gives entry to a DJ night at new venue 1703 which includes DJ Rebecca Vasmant, star of the Glasgow Club scene, whose fusion of jazz and electronic sounds secured a regular spot on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Jazz House. Other DJs include EQ collective and High Tea.

The live music day is part of the six-day arts festival being held from September 3 to 8 which also includes a wide-ranging programme of comedy, film, theatre, literature and family events.

Other music events during the Festival include jazz saxophonist, Tommy Smith, who will play in the historic Dunfermline Abbey and James Yorkston, creator of the very successful Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, whose latest album clocked up a 4 star review in The Guardian, is performing with Withered Hand.

Fans can also enjoy Norrie MacIver’s brand of ‘Gaelic country and folk’ thanks to the Fife Gaelic.

Scottish punk trailblazer, Fay Fife, lead singer of the legendary band, The Rezillos, is performing as The Countess of Fife. The Dunfermline Abbey will also host a performance by the Band of the Scots Guards.

Chris Foote, Events Manager with Dunfermline Delivers, which organises the Festival in conjunction with Avocado Sweet, Fire Station Creative and Write Rammy, said: “This is a special chance to see UK musicians of high quality alongside very talented local musicians. Tickets are going fast and we’re on course to sell out.”

“The music programming team has been working hard all year to finalise the line-up and venues and I’d like to say a massive thank you to Jonny Watt from ForeignFox, George Murray from Lucy & the Lyrics, Grant Allan, Dave Locock and Jack Doyle. It’s also great to see venues and local musical societies programming some fantastic shows as part of Outwith.”

Outwith Festival has received funding from EventScotland, Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, Fife Council and Fife Events Fund. It is also supported by ONFife, Heritage Lottery Fund, Police Scotland and Fife College.