HUNDREDS of people formed a river of red, green and white in a parade to mark the Denbighshire Urdd Eisteddfod 2020.

The eisteddfodic tradition of the ‘proclamation’ parade was in full swing in Prestatyn as organisations, groups, councils and residents – as well as a giant Welsh dragon – descended the High Street in a show of national spirit.

The Urdd Eisteddfod is the annual Welsh-language youth festival of literature, music and performing arts organised by Gobaith Cymru. It is considered Europe’s largest youth festival and is expected to attract more than 90,000 visitors to Kilford Farm, near Denbigh in May.

According to tradition, a different town in Wales is chosen to host the Urdd and it must stage a proclamation ceremony before further proceedings get underway.

The parade was led by the Cambria Band and travelled from Prestatyn High School to the top of the High Street, before the crowds waving Welsh flags marched through the town and towards Bastion Gardens, where a family fun day was attended by more than 2,000 visitors.

There were live performances by Huw and Elin, from S4C’s Cyw; the DMC Senior Brass Band and Y Trwbz; who were then followed by song and dance performances by primary schools and youth clubs.

There was also a variety of stalls and activities including sports and circus skills sessions.

See if you can spot any familiar faces in our pictures during the day!