Local News & Archive — August 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm — Updated: August 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Crowds flock to Rhyl for musical extravaganza


Thousands of people flocked to the Events Arena in Rhyl over the weekend for a feast of musical talent in two free events staged by Denbighshire County Council.

The Proms on The Prom event, hosted on Sunday, attracted around 12,000 people who were there to see performances from Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, former Britain’s Got Talent finalists Richard and Adam, as well as performances from home grown talent such as Rhys Meirion, Piantel, Sioned Terry and Graffiti Classic.

Around 2,500 people also braved torrential rain to support the Gwyl Ger y Môr event on Bank Holiday Monday. This was the first time for Denbighshire County Council to host the event, set up to celebrate Welsh culture. There were performances from established Welsh acts such as Meinir Gwilym, Y Moniars, Gwibdaith Hen Fran, Sunami and Gildas. The headline act was Welsh music legend Bryn Fôn. 

Jamie Groves, Denbighshire’s Head of Communications, Marketing and Leisure, said: “The weekend’s events proved to be very successful. The Proms on the Prom is an established event that attracts thousands each year and the quality of the acts this year did not disappoint. The feedback has been extremely positive and there was a real buzz around the event.

“The Gwyl Ger y Môr event was set up to promote the wealth of musical talent we have in Wales, with a focus on Welsh language culture and  it was the first of its kind for the Council.  We had a great crowd turn up for the event, despite the weather forecast and many stayed right until the end to see a classic performance from Bryn Fôn.

“The whole team behind both events should be congratulated for their efforts to deliver two first class concerts”.

The Council’s Events Team is now gearing up for the annual Rhyl Air Show, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31st. As well as the action in the air, there will also be ground displays, model aircraft, children’s entertainment and family fun throughout the event.  This year’s event will also include the major World War One At Home exhibition from the BBC.

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