TWO of Dunfermline's most popular venues are looking back to the 70's and 80's as they announce headline acts for 2023.

Nazareth will be returning from their current European tour in April for their first hometown gig since the death of singer Dan McCafferty.

Dunfermline-born Dan was one of the founding members of the band and had retired in 2013 after suffering health difficulties.

He passed away in November at the age of 76.

Posting online, his bandmate Pete Agnew had addressed questions of whether the Surviving The Law tour, which began in Germany, would go ahead.

He wrote: "Although we will be starting out with heavy hearts, the show must go on and Dan would be the first guy to say so."

They will play at The Alhambra on April 29 and tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.

And Oldham legends Inspiral Carpets will be kicking off summer at PJ Molloys in July.

The band, who will be fresh from opening for Blossoms in Manchester and gearing up for a show at Edinburgh's Liquid Rooms, formed in 1980 but have recently reunited for a 2023 tour following an eight year break.

It will be their first run of live shows together since the death of drummer Craig Gill in 2016.

They say the shows will be "a celebration of the music we created, which has brought so much joy to people over the last 34 years".

The band added: "Craig’s death had a profound effect on many people.

"The outpouring of love from around the world at the time gave some comfort to his family and friends as we all tried to come to terms with what had happened.

"We know this will be an emotional journey for a lot of people, not least Craig’s family. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate some of the music we created, and which has brought so much joy to people over the last 34 years."

The recently announced line-up includes Clint Boon, Graham Lambert, Stephen Holt, Jake Fletcher, and Kev Clark.

Inspiral Carpets will be playing on July 20 and tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am via