Bonfest 2016 will take place over three days on the May Day bank holiday weekend, from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of Bonfest, and we're planning the biggest & best one yet!


Places to stay

We have compiled a list of Hotels in the area, but if you need more info just drop us an email

OK folks, here's an update on accommodation  plans for this year. We know there is a real problem with getting accommodation in Kirriemuir itself. There is a list of hotels and B&bs in the area below.
As well as those we are looking at another few options.

We had looked at setting up a temporary campsite this year, however we failed to get the additional grant funding we were looking for to make this happen. This meant that the costs of setting up a temporary site were just too much. 

There is a small campsite just outside Kirrie though, at Drumshademuir:
Telephone -  01575 573284
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They have 15 pitches, and if enough people take them we can look at arranging a minibus for you to get you back and from the gigs.

We have also been offered the use of the Scout Hall in Kirriemuir. This would involve everyone sleeping on the floor in the hall, so it would be very basic, but would be dry, warm and there are clean toilet facilities. We would look at having some sort of secure storage in the hall. We would be offering this at a minimum cost, as a cheap option. We need to gauge interest in this too see if it would be worthwhile though, so if it is something you would like please email with your details. 

This year we are going to run buses back and forth from the Premier Inn North in Dundee. This is one of the cheapest hotels in Dundee, is ideal for those traveling by road, and is only a short taxi ride away from the train station and airport. Dundee is a small city too, so if you would rather stay at another hotel it's not difficult to get to. We need to know numbers for the bus, so when you have booked a room can you please email with the details of your party.

Also feel free to email or message us here if you have any other questions about accommodation. We'll make sure everyone finds somewhere to stay!


The Thrums Hotel, Kirriemuir (situated in Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 01575 572758
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Drumshademuir Caravan & Campsite (about 4 minute drive from Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 
 01575 573284
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The Strathmore Arms, Glamis (about 5 minutes drive from Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 01307 840248
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Falls of Holm - Luxury Diner, Bed and Breakfast, Kingoldrum (about 15 minutes drive Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 01575 575867
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The Royal Jubilee Arms Hotel, Dykehead (about 15 minutes drive from Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 01575 540381
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The Queens Hotel, Forfar (about 10 minuites drive from Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 01307 462533
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Chapelbank Hotel, Forfar (about 10 minutes from Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 01307 463151
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Glen Clova Hotel, Nr.Kirriemuir (about 20 minutes drive from Kirriemuir town centre)
Telephone - 01575 550350
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There's also a list of self-catering accomodation in the area here Self Catering

If anyone needs the details for sat nav the best address to give you is for the town hall as the main car park in the town is directly opposite it and is probably a good starting place, the address is:

Kirriemuir Town Hall
28/30 Reform Street, Kirriemuir DD8 4BS