'Festival town' adds blues music weekend

Published date: 03 February 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A TOWN becoming synonymous with festivals is adding a blues and soul music weekend to its swelling list of events.

Mold Town Council announced it will be staging the Blues and Soul Festival in August.

The town already boasts a bulging calendar of events – including its NovemberFest real ale festival, the Mold Carnival and the Bailey Hill Festival.

It also stages an annual festival in honour of the town’s most famous son – poet and novelist Daniel Owen – and organisers hope the new music festival will be yet another boost to the town’s profile and economy.

Mold’s town centre manager Dave Hill said: “It is formidable – incredible what is going on in this small town.

“The events being held here are paying dividends for Mold and bringing in a lot of visitors.

“We are fast gaining a reputation as a festival town and the Blues and Soul Festival will fill a real gap as there is nothing similar being held on the Wirral or in Chester.

“Blues and soul music appeals to a wide audience and with nothing like it being staged for miles around we hope it will grow to become extremely popular.”

The Blues and Soul Festival will be staged in and around the town and will feature bands and artists from the local area and further afield.

Deputy Mayor of Mold Carol Heycocks said: “People travel for miles to these sort of festivals so it will be great to have one here.

“Hopefully, it can become an annual fixture.”

The Leader’s parent company, NWN Media, is continuing its own reputation of supporting events in North Wales by sponsoring the Blues and Soul Festival to help everyone get into the swing.

NWN Media group marketing manager Paul Gothorp said: “We are delighted to be involved in what should be another groundbreaking and unique event in the Flintshire area.”

Mold’s three-day Blues and Soul Festival will take place from August 1-3.

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