Get your ‘ToonFest’ tickets now!

TICKETS for this summer’s best indoor drinks and music festival - Arbroath Round Table’s ‘ToonFest’ on July 27 and 28 - go on sale next Friday, May 18, and demand is expected to be high.

However, those who pre-register for tickets on the website at will be able to purchase them from Wednesday (May 16) so the organisers are encouraging people to register now.

The event in the Community Centre, Marketgate, will feature live music from Alan Mowatt, Danielle-Leigh Emmerson, Smokehouse, Sway and The Declaration Band over the course of the weekend’s three sessions.

The Saturday afternoon session will also incorporate Arbroath Round Table’s World Lager Festival which will feature 10 lagers specially selected and imported for the occasion. Countries featured are subject to final availability but the current list includes South Korea, Cuba, Finland, Laos, Guatemala, USA and more.

Throughout the weekend a regular bar will be in operation featuring four ‘house’ lagers from the Heineken stable, ale, cider, wine, spirits and alcopops. The event is strictly over 18s and ticket prices are - Friday night: standard £5, VIP £10; Saturday afternoon: standard £5, VIP £10; Saturday evening: standard £10, VIP £15.

Jamie Buchan, event spokesman for Arbroath Round Table, said: “This event has been in the planning for months now and we are putting the final key pieces into place with tickets going on sale soon.

“There has been a lot of advance interest in tickets as our BarnFests were always a sellout with a crowd of 450.

“There are just over 1,200 tickets available so if you want to register interest for a ticket simply go to our website and follow the instructions under the ‘tickets’ tab.”

He added: “Those who pre-register will have access to purchase your tickets 48 hours before general public sale.”

Jamie stressed that every penny raised from the event will go to local charities and good causes.