Montrose Music Festival is unique as it has two popular elements, a ticketed headline act and a weekend long free festival.
The Headliner Acts have historically opened the festival on a Friday night, or played as extra events throughout the year (check out our galleries of past headliners here). Since 2014 MoFest have worked with LCC Live to bring big names to the Festival, for year 10 in 2017 this partnership managed to bring together 2 acts on the same weekend, one on Friday night to open the festival and one on Sunday to close. The Headliner acts either play in the Town Hall or in the specially built temporary East Links Arena by the beach. The Headliner acts are the only ticketed events of the weekend. Tickets to these events are available to buy either on the phone, online or in person from the MoFest HQ after their announcement.
2008 May – Average White Band
2009 May – Deacon Blue
2010 Feb – Ocean Colour Scene, May – The Fortunate Sons, June – The Proclaimers
2011 April – Dr Feelgood, May– Skerryvore
2012 May – Eddi Reader
2013 May – Toploader, Nov – Eddi Reader
2014 May – Status Quo, Nov – Amelia Lily, Stooshe & The Loveable Rogues
2015 May – Ash, July – Madness
2016 May – Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band, Aug – Bryan Adams
2017 May – Deacon Blue, The Beach Boys