Final plans in place for the inaugural Brechin Music Fest

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Finals plans for the Brechin Music Fest are in place, with a music event at Brechin High School on Thursday set to whet the town’s appetite.

Saturday will see biggest number of bands perform in the town, with music and carnival fun taking place from noon on Clerk Street.

Carnival rides, which will include children’s rides plus two bigger carnival rides, will be supplied by Horne’s Pleasure Fairs. There will also be a barbecue by Bruce Brymer’s butchers in the street, along with face painting stalls.

The music is set to kick off at noon, with Andover School drummers opening the days music on the Stables car park stage, and Alpha Helix starting things off on the main stage.

Maisondieu School choir will be performing at 12.30 p.m. at the Stables, along with acts such as Eddie McNaughton and Ghosts of Mississippi taking to the stage later in the afternoon.

Other bands on the Clerk Street stage include Two Wheels Good, The Bygones and Fubar amongst others.

A full list of performers, including time and venue, will be on display in Black’s window opposite the main stage.

The initial idea for the Music Fest came from a suggestion by Graeme Strachan on Facebook, and the level of interest saw the formation of a committee last year.

During the course of the year, the Music Fest committee have organised a number of fund-raising events - included 60s, 70s and 80s themed disco nights and a trek up Ben Nevis - to help counter the costs of putting on such a big event.

For a full list of performers and venues, please visit www.brechinmusicfest.org. Programmes are available for £1 from selected retailers, which can be found on the Brechin Music Fest Facebook page.