Organisers of a North-east music festival have launched a text appeal to save the event.
The Montrose Music Festival – or MoFest as it is affectionately known – started in 2008 and the committee has issued a stark warning this year could be its last.
The likes of Madness, Bryan Adams, Status Quo and Toploader have all graced the Angus festival, which will next take place between May 26 and 28.
Music legends the Beach Boys have been signed up to play this year’s event, as well as Scottish rockers Deacon Blue.
Anne Jenkins, vice-chairwoman of MoFest, said: “People see the large gigs like Bryan Adams and think we must make loads of money when the truth is very far from it.
“The cost of staging these big outdoor productions is pretty large and we make little, we aim to keep our ticket prices as low as possible and that reduces our profit margin to nothing.
“If everyone who attended MoFest bought a programme we wouldn’t be in this shape. No one, especially us, wants to see the festival end but we are now in a position where we have been running at a loss for a number of years but had some money set aside.
“We can’t continue in this manner and need the support of everyone.
“This year is a bit of a make or break year because if it does well we might be able to see how many years it can continue but if it doesn’t then we could stop and go out on a high in our 10th year.”
Each year, the Friday night sees MoFest kick off with an opening headline act, although the Beach Boys will break tradition to close the festival by playing on Sunday.
This is the only ticketed event of the festival and provides income to make the rest of the weekend free to the public.
Anne added: “We bring a lot into the economy of Montrose with restaurants and hotels. I am sure no one around the town wants to see us stop.”
Money can be donated to the Montrose Music Festival by texting 70070 with the amount you want to give – for example FEST08 £5.