Local DJs react to Angus Music Festival

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An announcement to bring a ‘Festival of House’ two day music event to Angus has been supported by DJs across the county.

Friockheim DJ and music label owner Brent Lawson has welcomed the proposal to give dance fans in the area a chance to celebrate their passion.

Brent, who started his label Pro-B-Tech Records as a hobby, said: “Bringing a music festival to the area would be great and from a personal point of view I would love to get some of our artists involved.

“Being Angus born and bred it would be a great opportunity to be part of it.”

Pro-B-Tech Records has grown from Brent’s passion into a global booking agency, and all from a small Angus town.

He said: “I can’t believe it sometimes. I’m just a guy from Friockheim!” Brent also works with Lee Softley of Blue Amazon who is based in Leeds. They have signed significant artists including TILT, King Unique, NameSpace, Dave Seaman many who they hope could feature in the proposed festival.

Event organisers have submitted environmental impact applications to Angus Council for potential sites at Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Brechin.

Under consideration are sites at Panmure Estate, Cortachy Castle Estate and Stracathro Airfield.

Permission for the two day weekend festival includes a request for two temporary stages, a big tent, car parking and a camping area able to accommodate 5000 campers overnight.

Alan Lumley, DaGeneral, DJ/Producer and co-founder of General Surgery Records in Carnoustie said: “A dance music event would be awesome.

“We don’t have anything like it in north east Scotland and it would definitely get my full support especially as one of the sites is in Carnoustie. I would expect that an event such as the one that is being discussed would not be pigeon holed to one style of music and it would be great to see multiple stands including techno.

“Bringing an event like this to the area would be extremely beneficial to the local economy and I think with careful planning it is absolutely achievable.”