Hundreds of residents back Festival of House

Leftfield are one of the headline acts

Hundreds of residents have backed a new two-day festival showcasing the best in global dance music.

Organisers of Festival of House, due to be held at Panmure Estate near Carnoustie on June 10 and 11, have delivered close to 500 letters of support to Angus Council.

The festival will showcase some of the biggest names in global electronic music, as well as providing a platform for some up and coming local talent.

Residents and local businesses have responded to an open invitation from the organisers to register support ahead of the event’s licensing meeting on April 29.

Although concerns have been raised about noise levels and blue light access, supporters have cited the economic impact and raising the profile of Angus as reasons for the event to go ahead.

Festival director Craig Blyth said: “The continuing positive support from the community is tremendous.”

Despite the hundreds of letters of support for the festival, concerns have been raised from some residents, including fears over security and widespread traffic disruption.
There were also fears raised for badgers in the area, with claims the festival will cause “irreversible harm” to the ecosystem.

The licensing meeting will be held at the Town and County Hall in Forfar.