Den free festival success

Between 300 and 400 people turned out to make Kirrie’s free music festival a success at the weekend.

Despite initially unpromising weather, the skies brightened to allow the crowd at Live in the Den to enjoy some of the best local music around, performed by a range of musicians from youngsters to more established bands, as well as a number of stalls and children’s activities.

The afternoon was organised by local community group DD8 Music and was partly funded by the proceeds of last year’s Bon Fest.

Graham Galloway, DD8 chairman, said: “Live in the Den is funded from other things we do throughout the year and we look on it as a gift back to the community for their support.

“The money from Bon Fest finances the studio throughout the year as well as the other free events we offer.

“It was a great fun day and as well as the music we had stalls and a bouncy castle, and the Kirriemuir Partnership was running children’s races.

“Everyone there seemed to have a good time, which is what it’s about. It’s meant to be for all ages and absolutely for families.

“It’s just a great day for everyone I think.”