Festival star Eddi Reader to return

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The star of Montrose Music Festival 2012, Eddi Reader, fell in love with the town then, so much so that she is returning to sing again in November.

The gig is organised by Regular Music in association with Montrose Music Festival.

The venue will be Montrose Town Hall, on Friday, November 22. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets, costing £25, are available from @Bar, Hume Street, Montrose, and from Ticketmaster. They are on sale now.

A support act will be confirmed later.

After Eddi’s gig in 2012, the Review wrote: “Scottish singer Eddi Reader’s sell-out gig set the tone for the rest of the festival, already being hailed as the most successful yet.”

On that occasion, just like this year, the weather was not just kind, but fantastically generous.

Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs.

In the early 1980s, Eddi travelled Europe with circus and performance artists before moving to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist. She famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ both topped the British charts.