A BUILDING firm has generously agreed to sponsored a popular Vale of Clwyd festival.

Taylor Wimpey, which has now restarted building on its Glasdir site in Ruthin, is sponsoring the major event during the week of this year's Ruthin Festival.

This will be the ‘Top of Town’ event on St Peter's Square on June 29.

Top of Town is the major event of the festival week, with the entertainment starting at 1pm, and finishing at 8pm, before then continuing in the town’s public houses.

The artists this year include major bands such as Bryn Fon a’r Band, Candelas, Band Chwech, Skariad and Bwncath, in addition to local artists such as Cor y Porthmyn, Cor Ysgol Pen Barras and Fuchsia Jones.

"We are very glad to support this excellent event which is thoroughly enjoyed and valued by many in the local community," said Amy Bold, on behalf of Taylor Wimpey.

"The festival week is a full week of musical and cultural activities for local people, which culminates in the Top of Town event."

Ruthin Festival chairman Gwion Tomos added: "We are deeply grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their extremely kind support for this year’s festival - supporting the Top of Town in this way ensures the event takes place and guarantees that everyone in the local community and further afield has a great day on the square on June 29.

"We have some great artists lined up for this year, along with a children's and youth area in the grounds of St Peter’s Church and the area between the town clock and the post office.

"The festival bar will be serving people at the top of Market Street, and a new addition this year... is a cocktail and gin bar operated by On the Hill Restaurant located at the top of Upper Clwyd Street."

Festival vice-chair Jim Bryan said: "The voluntary committee which organises the festival has worked particularly hard this year to ensure everything is in place and all the arrangements are in place.

"It is their dedication and hundreds of hours of volunteer time that makes the festival happen from year to year."

Ruthin Festival organisers would like to remind people that £5 is asked per person for entry.

In addition, there is a glass ban in place on St Peter's Square throughout the day and people are reminded to be sensible in the amount of alcohol they take to the square.

The festival week runs from June 22-30.