A MUSIC festival has been hailed as a rocking success.
Wrexham Lager Day of Rock saw hundreds of music fans descend on the the Stiwt Theatre in Rhos for the all-day event, with eight Wrexham bands entertaining the crowd.
Organiser Marc Griffiths said the event would not have been possible without support from the community.
He said “We started planning about eight weeks ago. The guys at Wrexham Lager did a great job, they gave us all the beer we could want.
“They also sent someone to help put bars up in the main auditorium so people didn’t have to wander in and out to get drinks.”
Mr Griffiths, who volunteers at the theatre, added: “It was a nice day, people were all saying it was brilliant and asking ‘are you going to do it again next year?’.
“We were quite surprised because some people came from as far away as Salford. They told us the journey was worth it.
“We just tried to make it the best day it could be so everyone had a good time. I think there was about 650 to 700 people there.”
Mark Roberts, owner of Wrexham Lager, said he was happy to help with the event: “We have been supporting the Stiwt for a while and some people who work there asked us if we would get involved, so we helped them out with bars and stuff.
“Our main aim is to help local people and local events. We help them and they help us. I think it was successful, they had a lot of people there and they drank a lot of beer.”
The community spirit in the Wrexham rock scene was highlighted when band Pointer 75 split up just before the event and the newly-reformed Tobacco Road stepped in to take their place.
Noel Davies, from Tobacco Road, said: “We were reforming as it happened so were available and we took it on. It was a marvellous day and extremely well organised.”