Thousands turn out for Rhuddfest

Reporter:

Stephanie Price

THOUSANDS turned out for a day of entertainment at this year’s Rhuddfest event.

Back for its third year – the festival saw an exciting line up of local and world talent, with the sun shining on the 2000 festival goers. The line up included a number of talented North Wales’ bands – including Meme, War on Juliet, OCD, Clarity and the Suits, Martyn Ellis, Blue Genes, CRY and The Old Scrotes, as well as the Hedge Gods, Peter Kenway, Sam Wise, Straight Jacket Legends, Blue Nation and sould and funk party band Yubaba. 

Organiser, Peter Kenway, said: “The line-up was fantastic and we’ve received nothing but enthusiastic and positive feedback. We thoroughly enjoyed bringing the music festival experience to families who may not otherwise get the opportunity to take part in.

“A huge thanks to Rhyl Rugby club who were supported by the WRU, and provided 2hrs of free Rugby coaching which went down a storm and was taken advantage of by over 60 children. Also Elevation Aerial Arts put on some stunning performances and gave the opportunity for children to try something fun and new.

“Childline offered their support with Rhuddfest and were a fundamental part of the event. Providing Kids crafts, circus skills and lots of other services, they have also recruited two new volunteers as a result of attending the festival, who will now go on to their training program and soon enough be helping Childline improve children’s lives in various ways. If anyone is interested in volunteering for Childline as a Counsellor, switchboard volunteer or as a Schools Service volunteer they can get in touch with Sally directly via her email, sally.king-sheard@nspcc.org.uk

“None of this however would be possible if people didn’t attend the event. It’s incredibly humbling to see how many people are willing to get behind something that the Rhuddfest team care about so much. Helping charities, bringing new opportunities to local businesses, but most of all giving the People of North Wales the opportunity to spend a chilled out day with their family, listening to a range of up and coming, to professional musicians, in a safe and friendly environment

“I also want to thank Stanleys Taxi’s for providing a free shuttle to and from Rhuddlan village throughout the day. The service was fantastic, and was used by hundreds of local residents.”

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