SCHOOL'S back in session for a bevy of bands and performers from across the North Wales coast this summer.

Now in its eights year the Castell Beat music festival and fundraiser returns to Ysgol Y Castell in Rhuddlan in July for another fun-filled day for all ages.

Supported by Rhudlan's Town Council and businesses, the festival is organised by the school PTA on behalf of a variety of good causes.

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The Beaumont Brothers at last year's festival. Picture: Phil Micheu

This year welcomes bands including Rhyl based rock and blues five piece The Ruby Blues Band who will covering everything from Cream to Primal Scream, Rhuddfest organiser Peter Kenway, resident band of Rhyl's Cob and Pen The Old Scrotes, veteran 90's four piece B4Time, the incredibly hard working Finnlay K, Howl at the Moon performer Katie Louise, blues and folk duo The Beaumont Brothers, Coleg Llandrillo four piece Frame Up and the school's early years choir Cor Y Castell.

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Solo artist Caz McElroy

Also joining the line up is solo artist Caz McElroy, who in the past has sang alongside Jessie J and supported 90s boyband 5IVE, the every busy brother duo from Towyn Steve & Lewis McElroy, who as MAVMAC will add to their impressive total of more than a thousand performances and 13 year old singer songwriter The MackMan who is currently on The Voice Kids 2019 on Team Will and made it to the last 12 of Junior Eurovision to represent Wales in Poland in November.

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Chasing Shadows return to Castell Beat this summer. Picture: Tanya Liepins

Capping the bill for 2019 are last year's headliners Chasing Shadows, who managed to make the stage in 2018 despite bandmate Sam Roberts undergoing an emergency operation.

Add to this stacked bill numerous activities on the field including performance classes by Inferno, Howl at The Moon, and Jesters as well as a hog roast and much more, Castell Beat is once again an unmissable date to add to the diary.

Castell beat starts at 12am on Saturday, July 6.

Early bird tickets are now on sale and are £5 for adults,. £3 for children aged between 11and 17 years and free for under 11s.

For more information or to book contact Tracey Kerfoot on 07734360232 or visit