Hundreds beat the rain to enjoy weekend festival in Wrexham


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

TWO days of summer festivities carried on regardless this weekend, as rain failed to dampen spirits.

WrexFest 2014 brought live music, fun and a host of activities and stalls to four venues across the town.

Kicking things off on Friday was live music at Saith Seren and Un Deg Un Arts space on Hope Street.

Saturday’s all-day fun centred on Llwyn Isaf and Queen’s Square.

The weather forced many acts to relocate from open air sites at Llwyn Isaf to the pubs and arts centres, but many stallholders were able to stay at the park throughout the day.

More than 300 people came from near and far to make the most of what was on offer between 11am and 7pm.

As well as a fashion show and charity stalls, there were fairground rides and bouncy castles for children and food and drink for all. Other stalls included beer stalls, massage therapies, St John's Church and craft stalls. Live music carried on into the small hours back at Saith Seren and Un Deg Un.

Organiser Beth Bennett, who set up WrexFest last year after attracting massive public interest for an open air event in Wrexham on Facebook, said: “During the day we had to cancel a lot of stuff because of the weather but it still all came off and it was still a successful event.

“A lot of people came out and it was good to see the Dunkirk spirit while people went looking for gazebos so we could continue to hold it outdoors.”

She added: “There were about 16 stalls all together and they made sure some people stayed out during the rain.

“There was a msssive turnout for the music. It's been a really good event.”

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