New committee ready for festival challenges

The new-look 'MoFest' committee are (back from left): David Coates, Stuart Thomson, Paul Valentine, Chris Simpson and Jamie Kinghorn; (front from left) Claire Carle, David Paton and Andy Adie.'Wendy Adie Photography
The new-look 'MoFest' committee are (back from left): David Coates, Stuart Thomson, Paul Valentine, Chris Simpson and Jamie Kinghorn; (front from left) Claire Carle, David Paton and Andy Adie.'Wendy Adie Photography

Montrose Music Festival’s committee is back up to strength and ready for the challenges presented by this year’s event.

Following a recruitment campaign for new members run through the Review, the committee has attracted some new blood to step into the shoes of departing members.

The move was prompted by the departure of chairwoman Lynda Paton who, after four years at the helm guiding the festival to greater success, stepped down due to pressures of business.

Vice-chairman Nomie Braes decided to leave the committee, also for business reasons.

Newly elected chairman David Paton this week said the committee’s search for new talent has been a success.

He said: “We had a great response from the Montrose public and are now getting ready to face the challenges of organising this year’s festival.

“We have a wide range of skills on the committee and have also received the full support of Angus Council, for which we are very grateful.”

Mr Paton also said music fans can expect bigger and better during this year’s ‘MoFest’, while acknowledging the previous committee’s hard work to get the event up and running and keep it running.

He said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the outgoing committee, and we have big plans to build on the great success of the last four years.”

This year’s festival will take place from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27.