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Mold music fans show heart and soul at new festival

Published date: 04 August 2014 |
Published by: Iwan Berry 
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HUNDREDS of music-lovers descended on a new three-day blues and soul festival over the weekend.

Visitors from all corners of the country got in tune as performers filled the air above Mold with an array of music to delight the crowds in spite of the wet weather.

Plenty were seen singing in the rain to the sounds of sweet soul music at what is planned to emerge as the biggest festival of its kind over the next few years.

Acts taking to the main stage on Kendrick's Field included The David Sinclair Trio, Brothers Groove and The John Verity Band while pubs in the town also hosted a number of live music events to keep the party in full swing.

The event also included a host of activities for all ages including circus skills workshops.

Speaking yesterday, Mold town centre manager Dave Hill said he had been impressed by the festival’s success which had attracted good numbers despite Saturday’s poor weather.

He said: “It’s gone very well but the weather has affected us.

“I think it did put people off but we’ve hit the 1,000 or so mark and we’re hoping that number will go up by another couple of hundred before the end of the day.

“The atmosphere is great, the bands have been top-rate and everybody’s who has come has had a brilliant time.

“It’s another event that will put Mold on the map.”

Some of the acts which the town centre manager marked out for special attention included John Verity – who had performed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix – and popular blues vocalist Connie Lush.

“I think it’s one of the best events we’ve had in the town and we hope to make it a regular feature.”

The weekend saw music vary from acoustic blues to soulful melodies as well as a collection of popular soul music.

The Mayor of Mold, Cllr Carol Heycocks, said: “We are really proud to be able to host the inaugural blues and soul festival in the town.

“Everybody who has attended has really enjoyed it and it’s nice to see so many people from all over the country visiting our town.”

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