As the final preparations take place for this year’s MoFest, organisers have revealed that ticket sales for ska legends Madness’ Montrose concert have exceeded their expectations.
With seven weeks to go until Madness descend on Montrose, ticket sales have surpassed the original allocation with event organisers having released more tickets.
Madness is to perform at Montrose East Links on Sunday, July 5 as part of their UK tour - it is their only Scottish gig.
David Paton, chairman of Montrose Music Festival, said: “Ticket sales to Madness in Montrose have been exceptional and we’ve been working hard to make more tickets available.
“We’re thrilled that so many music lovers will be joining us on the East Links in July for what is expected to be an incredible night.
“Madness are proving to be as popular as Status Quo and will once again put Montrose on the map as a premier live music destination.”
Montrose Music Festival takes place this weekend from Friday (May 22) to Sunday (May 24) and the team behind it say there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation brewing as music fans get ready for MoFest 2015, which expected to be the biggest event in its eight year history.
During the three-day festival 25 venues will be packed wirg 100 bands performing more than 210 free gigs.
David added: “We’re really excited about MoFest 2015. There are lots of different elements to this year’s festival. It’s jam packed with out of this world entertainment, making it a truly special weekend for visitors, music lovers and performers.”
Headlining MoFest weekend is Northern Irish indie rock band, Ash, who will kick-off the weekend of music.
Performing a number of their well-known hits, Ash will have the Montrose Town Hall bouncing on Friday (May 22) with support from Glasgow-based rock trio, The Amorettes and local Montrose band, If All Else Fails.