A Prestatyn singer with a flair for vintage style has been named as the headline act for this spring’s Forties Festival in in Colwyn Bay.

Singer Clara Bloom will be head up the Ballroom Blitz dance evening at the Barn in Zip World Stadium in Eirias Park as part of the hugely popular wartime themed festival on Saturday April 21.

Ms Bloom said: “I’m delighted to have been asked to appear at the Ballroom Blitz, as I just love music from that time.

“In fact I like most things from the 1930s up to the 1950s. It was a golden era with performers such as Judy Garland, Doris Day, Vera Lynn and others who appeared in the old MGM musicals. It was a special time.”

Originally from Scotland and now living in Prestatyn, Ms Bloom studied at the London School of Musical Theatre before joining the prestigious Players’ Theatre in London and honing her musical across the world aboard cruise ships.

The Ballroom Blitz evening audiences join Ms Bloom in celebrating vintage style in 1940s clothing to a soundtrack of jazz, swing and lounge classics, and will also feature music from DJ Malcolm Murray and the Ukulele Party Band with Reflections.

Ms Bloom added: “I have quite a collection of period clothes - dressing up in outfits from the 40s era is a great way to spend an evening and really adds to the atmosphere.

The annual, two day festival celebrates the town’s strategic war-time role in keeping Britain fed when the Ministry of Food set up its HQ there, launching campaigns such as Dig For Victory and is expected to attract even more interest this year in anticipation for the 10th Annual Armed Forces Day in Llandudno between June 29 and July 1.

This year's Ballroom Blitz will raise money for North Wales charity Happy Faces, who will then continue the vintage feel of the festival under Ms Bloom's direction with a summer season of bi-weekly shows for the charity, in Llandudno Town Hall.

Ticket release dates to be revealed soon.