Nearly 5,000 tickets for Bryan Adams Summer of 16 Montrose show sold in first hour

Bryan Adams is to play in Montrose in the summer of 2016. Photogaph by: Giorgio Camparsi

Bryan Adams is to play in Montrose in the summer of 2016. Photogaph by: Giorgio Camparsi

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Bryan Adams fans have been going crazy for tickets for his Montrose show next summer as nearly 5,000 have been sold in the first hour.

Tickets went on sale this morning at Montrose Music Festival’s headquarters in town where queues formed with fans desperate to get their hands on tickets to the much anticipated show, as well as online and over the phone.

Canadian rocker Adams - famous for hit such as ‘Summer of 69’ and ‘Cloud Number Nine’ - will take to the stage on Sunday, August 7 for his only outdoor Scottish show on Montrose’s East Links as part of the Montrose Music Festival’s Summer Show offering.

Ticket sales have been beyond organisers’ - Montrose Music Festival (MoFest) and concert promotor LCC Live - expectations.

The first ticket was snapped up by Montrose Bryan Adams super-fan Clair Barnett.

David Paton, chairman of MoFest, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the announcement that Bryan Adams is to perform his only Scottish outdoor show in Montrose in August 2016, and in the first hour of tickets going on sale, we’ve sold nearly 5,000 tickets.

“Demand is exceptionally high and we’re delighted that so many tickets have been snapped up in such a short space of time.

“Things are looking really good to get to capacity by the time of the show in August.

“We expect tickets to continue selling strongly and tickets are still available, for what is shaping up to be a superb night.”

Tickets are on sale priced from £49, and are available to buy online at www.ticketline.co.uk; by ‘phone on 0844 888 9991; or from MoFest’s shop on New Wynd, Montrose.