Flood of praise for music festival

Brothers Reid brought their own brand of rock/blugrass to Sharky's.'Wendy Adie Photography
Brothers Reid brought their own brand of rock/blugrass to Sharky's.'Wendy Adie Photography

PRAISE continues to flood in for this year’s Mo Fest with festival-goers and performers heaping plaudits on both the town and the festival committee.

Chairman David Paton this week said there has been “lots of feedback” since the event drew to a close although comments congratulating the committee began to appear on the group’s Facebook page before the weekend had even finished.

Victoria Knowles, lead singer of Montrose band The Mandrakes, signals the High Street crowd during their set on Saturday.'Wendy Adie Photography

Victoria Knowles, lead singer of Montrose band The Mandrakes, signals the High Street crowd during their set on Saturday.'Wendy Adie Photography

He said: “The feedback from Facebook and from texts has been unreal.”

Andrew Martin Spiller, who played gigs on both days, said: “Still buzzing from spending the weekend in a town absolutely alive with music. Saw so many inspiring musicians playing their hearts out and audiences revelling in it.

“Congrats to the Mo Fest committee for doing an incredible job, The Black Horse and Links venues and an especially big thank you to all those who dropped by my gigs.”

Reuben Toy of the Boston Tea Party said: “We would like to say thank you to the organisers of the Montrose Music Festival and staff at The Yard for making us feel welcome, great turnout and hope to play again next year.”

The Blue Hyenas lead singer Sandy Tweeddale during the blues group's set at Sharky's.'Wendy Adie Photography

The Blue Hyenas lead singer Sandy Tweeddale during the blues group's set at Sharky's.'Wendy Adie Photography

Heather Currie added: “We travelled 300 miles to come to Mo Fest and we’ll do the same next year. It’s been brilliant.”

Montrose man Andy Jolly, however, said: “What a weekend, great music all the way through. MMF5 committee, a great job.

“One complaint though and this is for the punters, we all go to see the gigs and hear the musicians do their stuff or so I thought. Was at several gigs this weekend and people just kept on talking. Must admit, felt like saying shut up, you’re at a gig to listen to the band. Or am I wrong?”

Burlesque brought energy and fun to their performance in The Yard.'Wendy Adie Photography

Burlesque brought energy and fun to their performance in The Yard.'Wendy Adie Photography

HUNDREDS of festival-goers mobbed the sun-drenched High Street throughout Saturday for the centrepiece open air concert.'Van Werninck Studio

HUNDREDS of festival-goers mobbed the sun-drenched High Street throughout Saturday for the centrepiece open air concert.'Van Werninck Studio