Home News Local & Flintshire News

Nercwys Festival to draw crowds

A FESTIVAL in a Flintshire village is hoping to draw a crowd of hundreds.

The Nercwys Music Festival, which raised more than £7,000 for charities when it was first held in 2010, will take place at Ty Coch on Saturday, May 12.

Organiser Phil Gerrard said he hopes between 700 and 800 people will turn out for the evening, which has a line up including Glanaethwy Choir, Irish band Black Sparks, Clwyd Clippers, Looking for Harry and Backscratch.

Welsh comedian Dilwyn Pierce will compère the evening.

Phil said: “The first festival, in 2010, was a great success and we had 500 people here, but we’re hoping to have even more this year.”

Phil, who works with a committee to organise the festival, hopes to hold the event every two years.

He said: “I came up with the idea because I like big parties and liked the idea of everyone getting together and enjoying themselves.”

Gates will open at 5pm with live music from 6pm until 12.30am and a bar and refreshments will be available.

Ample seating and parking will be available.

Tickets cost £20 for adults, which includes entry into the raffle, or £10 for under-14s.

Money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Special Care Baby Units at Wrexham and Bodelwyddan.

To book call Phil on 07836257532.