Northern Irish rockers Ash to headline Montrose Music Festival

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Northern Irish Indie rock band Ash will be headlining this year’s Montrose Music Festival.

The group - fronted by Tim Wheeler - will take to the stage at the Montrose Town Hall on Friday, May 22, as part of their forthcoming album tour to celebrate their first album in eight years.

The Northern Irish trio will not only be kick-starting the three day weekend of music in the town, which attracts around 100 bands from across the UK, to venues in Montrose from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 May, the concert will also kick off their UK tour.

Ash will play songs, including ‘Cocoon’, from their forthcoming studio album, ‘Kablammo!’, as well their early naughties hits ‘Burn Baby Burn’ and ‘Shining Light’ - their biggest selling single to date which reached number eight in the UK Singles Chart and won the ‘Best Contemporary Song’ award at the 2002 Ivor Novello awards.

Montrose Music Festival’s (MoFest) chairman, David Paton, said: “Now in its eighth year, the Montrose Music Festival is going from strength to strength.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ash to the line-up and have the band headline our weekend of music.

Ash’s concert at Montrose Town Hall, which is for over 16’s only, is the only ticketed event of MoFest’s May weekend. Tickets are priced from £20 and are on sale from 10 a.m. on Friday (March 27) online on the Ticketline website or by ‘phoning 0844 888 9991.

The will also be on sale in the Fairways Suite at Montrose’s Links Hotel between 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday (March 28) where both cash or card payments will be accepted.

It was announced earlier in the month that following on from the hugely successful Status Quo gig on Montrose’s East Links last year, MoFest and LCC Live have teamed up again to bring ska legends Madness to Montrose for a show on the East Links on Sunday, July 5. Tickets are still available for Madness in Montrose on Ticketline.

For more info see this week’s Review tomorrow (Wednesday, March 23).