ORGANISERS of Kirkcaldy's Breakout Festival have confirmed the event has been moved to the spring of 2022, in response to the rise of Covid cases in the area.

The three-day shindig was due to take place on the town's waterfront with thousands expected to attend in early October.

Breakout also garnered lots of support as profits from the event are to be donated to the NHS.

However, it was felt that such an event could only be held when there was no possible danger to the public.

A spokesperson said: "As the event is in support of the NHS, we feel it would be irresponsible to run such a large event at this time.

"Your safety and enjoyment is of the utmost importance to us and while other festivals and events have introduced mandatory testing for attendance we don't feel it would be appropriate (or welcome) to introduce similar measures.

"One of the main aims of Breakout is to celebrate our freedom again and for everyone to have a great time with great music and the new date will allow us to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone."

Organisers are hopeful the line-up will be unchanged when the festival goes ahead on May 27-29, next year.

Tickets already purchased for the October date will be transferred automatically.

Those with any queries are welcome to email