TOPLOADER were among the acts wowing the crowds at this weekend’s Rhuddfest.

The alternative rock band headlined the annual event, which is in its fifth year, on Sunday and Eliza and The Bear on the Saturday.

Aside from impressive bands and musicians, the weekend also featured The Wings Parachute display team, welly wanging, Batala Bangor, bundle bow making, willow weaving, archery and circus skills as well as yoga.

There were also plenty of stalls, street-food and treats on offer.

Musicians taking to the stage - just to name a few - included Blue Nation, Chasing Shadows, The Old Scrotes, The Montagues, Terry and the Supercools, folk/blues acoustic duo Tagaradr and singer-songwriter Courteous Thief.

The event concluded with a fireworks display.

Peter Kenway, lead organiser of Rhuddfest, said: "It was fantastic. Someone said to me the fireworks were amazing, but I wasn't in the position to see them. We had about 6,000 visitors over the weekend which is brilliant.

"The audience loved Toploader. It was wonderful to see families, parents with their children and grandparents, on the hay bales. The family element is why I do it. That is exactly why.

"Toploader actually commented on the family element.

"We had a lot of activities on offer. Some of the big ones for me were the circus skills, the cardboard city, tug of war and the welly wanging. The tug-of-war was great, there was a lot of enthusiasm - the atmosphere was great.

"With the cardboard city, we had a long road which had been built by the kids."

Peter was impressed with the turn out for the yoga, run by the Yoga Studio Rhuddlan.

"The marquee was full," Peter said.

"Another highlight was the parachute display. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was, but I heard several people in the audience saying 'wow'.

"We have been working on Rhuddfest for eight months and it has all paid off, it is super rewarding.

"One of the nicest things is getting with the family afterwards and chatting about the weekend whilst having a coffee, soaking it all in."