Free Festival Returning to Rhyl this Summer

A trio of musical acts will be appearing in Rhyl this summer for a free music festival, being held at Rhyl Events Arena on Sunday 12th August. The festival is funded by Denbighshire Council with support from Rhyl Town Council, and around 6000 people are expected to be attracted to the coastal town for the music extravaganza. Our holiday homes for sale, North Wales, in various holiday parks, are the perfect place to stay if you want to attend the event.

Councillor Bobby Feeley said about the event, “I am delighted to welcome such a fantastic line-up to the Rhyl Events Area Festival.

People at a music festival

“Events like this help the community come together and celebrate, which is part of the council’s work to support well-being and community cohesion, as well as attracting visitors to our county and increasing economic prosperity.

“This is going to be a great event for Denbighshire, and I would encourage residents and visitors alike to come and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere on the day.”

Who is Performing?

The three main acts on the line up for the free festival include Heather Small, the voice of 90s band M-People, Showaddywaddy and 80s stars Doctor & the Medics. Other acts performing include Dusty Springfield tribute Maxine Mazumber and Yubaba, a local soul and funk band.

Heather Small was the lead singer of M-People, which saw several hits in the 90s such as One Night in Heaven, Search for the Hero and Moving on Up. Her first solo album, Proud, was released in 2001, with the title track ‘Proud’ being used for the London 2012 Olympic bid. She has continued to tour, and also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.

Showaddywaddy is a pop-rock group who have been around since 1973. Specialising in revivals of hit songs from the 50s and 60s, the band have had 209 weeks on the UK singles chart and enjoyed several top 5 singles, and their cover of Curtis Lee’s Under the Moon of Love made it to number 1 in 1976.

Doctor & the Medics are a glam rock band and are returning to the free summer festival as they were also a support act last year. The band grew to success in the 80s, and their cover of Spirit in the Sky reached the UK singles chart. They now tour primarily as a tribute act to various artists with a musical style of glam rock, new wave and pop rock.

You can find out further information from Rhyl Tourist Information centre on 01745 355068.

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