THE rain failed to dampen the spirits of festival goers last weekend.

Heather Small - the voice of M People - performed at the free Rhyl music festival, held on Sunday, August 12. The photograph of crowds, still beaming in the rain, was snapped by Alison Jones as part of a #LoveRhyl tourism project.

Alison has been selected alongside nine other amateur photographers as a Rhyl Instagram champion. Each week, the Journal is featuring the work of one of the champions.

"When the weekend comes I am like a tortoise searching for daylight, travelling around North Wales, tramping the streets with my camera rucksack, just like my postman Grandad," Alison said.

"I will relish the opportunity to gain a wider audience for my photos through this project."

Follow the champions as they capture Rhyl and its progress by searching #loverhyl.