It’s that time of year again when I start to get ridiculously excited about MoFest, a great wee festival taking place in my hometown of Montrose.
If reveling it up on the streets of bonnie Montrose isn’t enough to temp you then perhaps Eddie Reader will.
Needing no introduction, the Scottish song siren will open this year’s festival on Friday 25 May at the Town Hall – the only ticketed event. The rest of the festival is gloriously free and a great chance to see superb live music encompassing a wide variety of music styles. Showcasing local talent as well as surprisingly big names, MoFest has seen the likes of The Average White Band, Deacon Blue Skerryvore, The Proclaimers and Ocean Colour Scene perform in festivals gone by.
I have been to every MoFest since its beginnings in 2008 and I have to say it gets better every year. I spent a great weekend at MoFest 2011, the highlight being enjoying a pizza crunch and dancing in the street to a fantastic reggae band in the brilliant sunshine – it was one of the hottest weekends last summer, how lucky was that?
In my somewhat bias view, Montrose is the prettiest of all the Angus towns and this weekend is the best time to visit if you’ve never been before.
I’ll probably ask my mum to head down to Henry Hoggs Newagents to get my tickets, but if you have no such luxury you can always buy your tickets online.
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