A trio of top music acts will take the stage in Rhyl this August, and fans will not have to pay a penny a ticket.
Heather Small, the voice of hit 90s band M-People will be joined by legendary revival group Showaddywaddy and 80s stars Doctor & The Medics at the town’s Events Arena this summer.
The stellar line-up is part of the town’s annual music extravaganza , funded by Denbighshire Council , with support from Rhyl Town Council.
The festival is aiming to bring an estimated 6,000 revellers to the coastal town .
Councillor Bobby Feeley, Denbighshire’s lead member for Well-being and Independence, said: “I am delighted to welcome such a fantastic line-up to the Rhyl Events Arena Festival.
“Events like this help the community come together and celebrate, which is part of the Council’s work to support well-being and community cohesion, as well as attracting visitors to our county and increasing economic prosperity.
“This is going to be a great event and I would encourage residents and visitors alike to come and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere on the day.”
Cllr Win Mullen James, Mayor of Rhyl, said: “Rhyl will once again be hitting all the right notes with its summer festival event. The fact we can attract people like Heather Small is testimony to the town’s growing reputation for hosting great events.
“Rhyl Town Council is pleased to be supporting the music extravaganza, alongside the air show and our own community events too. We’re looking forward to a summer of fantastic entertainment.”
Heather Small was the lead singer of M People, known for a string of hits in the early 90s including One Night in Heaven, Moving on Up and Search for the Hero. She released her first solo album, Proud in 2000, and in 2008 appeared on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in ninth place.
Showaddywaddy are a pop rock group who have spent 209 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, and had 10 top five singles, with one reaching number one. They are in excess of 50 Top Of The Pops performances, Royal Variety performances and countless Industry awards. Their hits include Under the Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven and You Got What It Takes.
Doctor and the Medics, who will return to the event for a second year, are best known for their cover of Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky, a No.1 hit in 1986.
Clive Jackson, of Doctor & The Medics, said: “Festivals mean a lot to me as they bring people and communities together to celebrate and enjoy music. We can’t wait to get back to Rhyl to perform. We will be playing a set full of great 80s songs everyone knows that have all been given the Medics treatment.”
Other acts performing include Dusty Springfield tribute act Maxine Mazumber and Local soul and funk band Yubaba.
Last year’s concert saw a headline performance from Liverpool soul group The Christians, with support from Doctor & The Medics, reggae group Aswad and US disco pioneers Odyssey.
The event takes place at Rhyl Arena on Sunday, August 12 , between midday and 6pm.
Admission is free – no ticket required.
For further information contact Rhyl Tourist Information Centre on 01745 355068 or the Pavilion Box office on 01745 330000.
Source : DailyPost