Madness turned Montrose East Links in to the House of Fun in front of 8,000 fans.
Suggs and his merry men performed the only Scots date of their Grandslam Madness UK tour against the backdrop of the sand dunes.
The ska legends performed a packed set of quirky pop classics as they stamped their own inimitable footprints all over the East Links.
Anne Jenkins, secretary of Montrose Music Festival, said: “What an amazing show it was literally Madness at the East Links.
“Eight years ago when MoFest started I don’t think anybody ever imagined we’d be hosting the likes of Madness in our wee town but this just shows the power of community spirit and what can be achieved by volunteer groups.Click here for a full photo gallery“MoFest would like to thank everyone who came along, LCC Live,Angus Council and, of course, thephenomenal Madness,” she added.
Fans descended on the town from across the UK and there was not a single hotel room left after ticket sales went through the roof.
Many pubs across the town also put on pre-Madness events which got fans in the party mood by the time the gates opened at 6pm.
Fans began arriving in pork pie hats and braces as pop quartet the Lottery Winners and reggae band By The Rivers warmed up the crowd before Madness took to the stage.
The band performed some newmaterial during the evening but it was the old favourites which had the crowd doing the Nutty Walk and mimicking the band’s signature dance moves.
The atmosphere was taken up a notch during crowd-pleasers One Step Beyond, House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Our House, It Must Be Love and Night Boat to Cairo.
In between, there was plenty of banter between Suggs and the band and the audience, which, in tribute to the band’s wide appeal, was made up of all ages.
The show was organised by LCC Live and the Montrose Music Festival.