MoFest gets award commendation

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Montrose Music Festival was commended in the Scottish Events Awards.

The annual festival was given commendation in the Community Spirit Award section.

Glasgow Stands Up For The Clutha organised by Ha Ha Comedy walked away with the award and Crail Food Festival, put on by Fife Council, was also nominated.

Anne Jenkins, Montrose Music Festival (MoFest) secretary said: “The application was supported by a video, we used the Status Quo time lapse that we did and crowd shots from over the weekend to try and portray what a community event the festival is.

“The event was pointed out to us by Angus Councils Economic Development team who suggested we apply.

“It was pretty hard going getting the submission ready as the deadline was May 31 but as a team we managed to get it done after the festival closed. No rest for the wicked!”

“To be commended by the biggest awards of its kind in Scotland is fantastic, another jewel in the MoFest crown.”

The MoFest team are looking to recruit several new members to get involved with the music festival.

Chairman David Paton said: “Potential candidates must be well motivated and be able to give up time to assist in organising the festival from November onwards and of course over the festival weekend, which next year is the weekend of Friday, May 22.

“Tasks may include contacting sponsors or bands, assisting with the High Street event, general admin, design, management, liaising with council and other bodies and assisting with finance.

“If you are interested please contact us with a short bio of yourself and your hobbies and work and why you would like to join our team.”

There is still time to enter our competition to win meet/greet tickets for MoFest’s Hallowe’en Mopocalypse. Simply answer ‘When was the first MoFest’ by Friday, October 24 by 5 p.m. For a clue, visit the MoFest website at