THE first music headliners for Dunfermline's Outwith Festival have been announced.

The event is expected to attract more than 30 bands and musicians to venues across the city during its all-day music event.

Stand-outs include the critically acclaimed Steve Mason, whose track Brothers & Sisters was labelled a "rallying cry to dormant ravers" by Mojo Magazine.

Mason started his music career as the lead singer and one of the founding members of The Beta Band in 1996, going on to gain international notoriety when John Cusack mentioned one of their songs in Nick Hornby’s film High Fidelity.

The Joy Formidable will also be taking to the stage.

Originally from North Wales, they have previously played the the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury and main stage at Reading and Leeds. 

There will be several acts from Dunfermline and West Fife, including our Community Champion Live Music Award winner Kirsten Adamson.

Eve Davidson, who was also nominated, will be performing, as well as Foreignfox and Sunstinger.

The team of volunteers behind Outwith Festival were the recipients of this year's Community Champion Judges' Award for their efforts to "promote, nurture and encourage local talent, while at the same time, raising the profile of Dunfermline and celebrating its cultural heritage."

This year there will be a chance to catch Britain's Got Talent star Cammy Barnes, a hairdresser from Methil who also plays in the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Also heading to the city will be Waves, Nicky Lipp, Echo Machine, Sex on TV, Ayla Ersoy and more, with other acts set to be announced throughout the summer.

Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite at the early bird rate of £25 plus booking fee for a short time, afterwards the cost will be £30.

Audiences can see more than 35 acts across eight city centre venues for a single ticket.

The six day festival will run from Wednesday, September 6, until Sunday, September 10, offers a huge variety of arts with film, visual art, and classical music as well as food and foraging events.