RHYL has continued to staked its claim for a return to its showman’s heritage with a night of summer soul.

Following the success of K Fest earlier this month, thousands of people flocked to the Events Arena once again for 2019’s Arenafest event Seaside Soul.

The town’s annual free event is organised by Denbighshire County Council and supported by Rhyl Town Council.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, DCC’s lead member for well-being and independence, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people enjoy the music at Arenafest on Sunday.

“There was a real family atmosphere on the day and the free event was a great way to showcase everything Rhyl has to offer. I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in making it such a memorable day.”

Returning to Rhyl after a similar themed event three years ago, Seaside Soul welcomed soul veteran and record producer Angelo Starr - the younger brother of the late soul singer Edwin Starr - who has stepped up to front his brother’s touring band The Team, as well as Eruption frontwoman and solo artist Precious Wilson and the Midnight Supremes.

Headlining the event was Jimmy James, best known as the lead singer of Jamaican band The Vagabonds.

The Events Arena will continue a busy August line up with the Rhyl Air Show featuring a display from the RAF Eurofighter Typhoon display team and more on August 24 and 25.