Montrose Music Festival
MoFest as it’s become affectionately known as, is our flagship festival. It usually takes place at the end of May each year in Montrose, Angus. Spread over three days, the festival has become a highly anticipated part of the live music scene in Scotland and is widely regarded as the biggest free music festival in Scotland.
Jesus loves festivals
Throughout the Bible there are references of feasts and festivals, some of which Jesus Himself participated in. So, if Jesus loves festivals, shouldn't we? It is a blessing to be able to celebrate with our friends and family, meet new people, and to listen to creative music. As festival chaplains, we’re not there to ruin your fun, quite the opposite. We’re there to ensure you enjoy the festival (maybe as much as we do). So, if you need directions to the toilet, or a helping hand out of the mud, just ask. Or even, ask us about the ultimate Joy Giver.
Our chaplaincy teams are equipped and trained to deal with common incidents at festivals. But our capabilities and supplies are limited. So one thing we ask of you is - BE RESPONSIBLE!
Look after yourself, look after your friends, and look after your neighbours.
Here are a few festival and summer safety tips from Suzy Lamplugh Trust & NHS.
Read: Getting the best from your Festival experience (from pitching your tent to toilets!)
Become a Festival Chaplain
Our most established festival chaplaincy is at MoFest, led by Margaret and Steve Cole. We are primarily a group of Christians from the local churches in Dundee and Montrose. About half of the team is involved in Street Chaplains throughout the year and about half join us solely as MoFest Chaplains - you can too! MoFest Chaplains is a great opprotunity for those who can't commit regularly, who maybe find Dundee too far, or aren't keen on the night scene.
With the opening of Slessor Gardens in Dundee, there are increasing opprotunities for us to be involved in a number of high profile concerts. We continue to develop our relationships with event organisers in the hope of establishing offical ties.
Get in touch with us to find out what other festivals we help at in your area. We have even worked as far as Edinburgh Festival. Maybe you could be the first Festival Chaplain in your area and need our help in getting started.
Images from Montrose Festival (2014-2019)
Sleep in the Park - Slessor Gardens (2018)