World-class band to kickstart music festival

WORLD-CLASS act Dr Feelgood has been attracted to Montrose to help kickstart the run-up to this year’s music festival.

The band will play the town hall on April 2 in what is sure to be a treat for eager local music fans.

Their appearance follows the success of top acts performing in the town under the music festival’s banner since the event began in 2007 including The Average White Band, Deacon Blue, Ocean Colour Scene and The Proclaimers.

Support at the gig will be provided by festival favourites and last year’s headliners, Glasgow-based blues rock band The Fortunate Sons.

Since the group was formed in 1971, Dr Feelgood has established a reputation as one of the country’s finest R&B acts and musical exports and is still considered to be one of the hardest working.

Both bands will be coming to Montrose straight after a performance at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.

A festival spokeswoman said the committee is excited to welcome such a prominent act to the town.

She said: “Building on past successes, the committee is delighted that Dr Feelgood are coming to Montrose to entertain the enthusiastic music lovers that rush to enjoy the quality music that they have been fortunate enough to have on their doorstep for the past three years.

“As well as Dr Feelgood, the audience will have the pleasure of one of the festival’s favourite bands – The Fortunate Sons – who will be the support act. For those who don’t know them, The Fortunate Sons are an acoustic blues rock band from Glasgow who have consistently proved to be a hit with the festival crowds.

“Dr Feelgood have been performing for many years with numerous well-known hits that are guaranteed to get the audience dancing.

“If you are an old fan or if you’re a music lover who wants to try something new, the gig will be just the thing for you. The MMF committee aims to bring a wide range of music to the town and is sure that the town will be delighted to have another opportunity for some quality music.”

The music festival is now in its fourth year and will take place from May 27 to May 29. While details have yet to be revealed, the event is in its planning phase and the committee is promising the same mix of musical styles and events which have helped to make the event a runaway success, consistently attracting thousands of music fans to Montrose.

The spokeswoman added: “Already the event is shaping up to be an outstanding weekend’s entertainment with a High Street event and a Youth Festival, as well as the gigs in the venues across the town.

“The committee will look forward to bringing the crowds back to the town again.”

The doors for the Dr Feelgood concert will open at 7pm. Tickets, costing £15, are on sale now at www.ticketweb.co.uk and the committee is recommending early bookings to avoid disappointment.