Bigger site for Bonfest

20150502- Bonfest. 'Rocker performing at the Friday night concert in the town hall. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.
20150502- Bonfest. 'Rocker performing at the Friday night concert in the town hall. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

The organisation behind Bonfest has said that increased numbers to the festival has resulted in a move to a bigger site.

DD8 Music confirmed the main evening events won’t take place at the Town Hall next year, but instead they will be hosting the events in a big tent just 
outside Kirriemuir.

Graham Galloway from DD8 said: “The site planned for this is the field opposite the Delson Contracts offices at Muirhead of Logie.

“The site will comprise of a main festival area, with a big tent for the stage, a parking zone, and a camping area. The maximum number of people attending each night will be 1000, with live music running from 8pm to midnight over each of the three nights. The campsite will have a maximum capacity of 200 people each night.

“We appreciate that this will mean some disruption for residents in the local area, however 
DD8 Music is going to do everything it can to 
mitigate this.”

DD8 is working closely with Angus Council’s Safe Events Team and Police Scotland to ensure any disruption caused by the event is kept to a minimum. Graham continued: “We are aware residents may have worries and concerns. To this end we are hosting a public meeting to answer any questions local residents might have. This will take place next Tuesday, December 15, at 7pm in the Newton Hotel lounge bar. If you are unable to attend this meeting but would still like to get in contact then please feel free to phone at: 01575 575610 or email at: 
graham@dd8music.com.”

Next year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the music festival in honour of AC/DC’s Bon Scott.

The festival coincides with Bon’s 70th birthday and will see the unveiling of 
a life sized bronze statue of him in a special memorial garden in the town.

The statue unveiling ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 30, at 1pm in Bellies Brae car park. Performing at the festival will be some of the best tribute bands from all over Europe, including Back:N:Black, Chaman, B.O.N The AC/DC Show and Pure D/C.