Acts queuing up for annual music festival

The Coaltown Daisies, who are making a welcome return to this year's Montrose Music Festival.
The Coaltown Daisies, who are making a welcome return to this year's Montrose Music Festival.

with the fifth annual Montrose Music Festival just over two weeks away, the organising committee is still hard at work bringing the best new and established acts to town.

Events will kick-off with the first ever Montrose appearance by Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, who will headline at the town hall on Friday, May 25. From the glory days of Fairground Attraction to the iconic ‘Songs of Robert Burns’ album, Reader always puts everything into her performance and this is sure to be another unmissable Mo Fest show.

Support comes from State of the Union, featuring respected British singer Boo Hewerdine and American guitar legend Brook Williams. Tickets, costing £15, are still available from www.ticketweb.co.uk and Henry Hogg’s on the High Street.

From the now traditional High Street opening by the Carnoustie Pipe Band on Saturday to the ‘Survivors’ Night’ the following evening, lovers of all music genres will find plenty to see and do.

This year more than 120 free gigs will take place in the pubs and hotels around the town and some of the best acts from previous years will be returning for another helping of Mo Fest action.

Popular Edinburgh rock band Lost in Audio, acoustic duo the Coaltown Daisies and the explosive mod punk boogaloo of The Convulsions are among the many acts queuing to be signed up for this year’s festival.

The local music scene will also be well-represented. Acoustic folk group Heidrum are already established Mo Fest favourites while rock band The Mandrakes are hoping for a repeat of their recent successful EP launch night and cover bands Nosmo King and the F’n’3G’s will be back to delight the crowds.

A committee spokesman said: “Further details of this year’s line-up will be released in the run-up to the festival and over the next few weeks some of the acts that will be making their Mo Fest debut will be featured.

“There are some exciting announcements coming so watch this space.”

Montrose Music Festival will takes place from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27, and further details are available online at www.montrosemusicfestival.co.uk.