A charity music festival is set to bring a village into summer on a good note.

Plans are in place to ensure Nercwys Music Festival starts with a bang for its fifth anniversary.

The event, which will be held on Saturday, June 16, at The Five Acre field, Ffordd Plas Uchaf, Nercwys, is in its fourth year.

Organised by father-and-son duo, Ben and Phil Gerrard, the festival is the talking point of the village for many and is the highlight of the calendar year.

Phil said: "I'm looking forward to the festival. Myself and my son, Ben, organise it in our own time. It's a nice family project, and as it starts at 6pm, the festival is family orientated and children-friendly.

"The whole aim of the festival is to raise money for three very important charities."

Since its birth in 2010, the bi-annual festival has totted up nearly £25,000 in proceedings, which have been duly distributed between various charities over the past four events.

The main charities are the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research, and The Stroke Association, but funds have also been provided to local hubs including Nercwys Church, Chapel, and the village primary school.

The event promises to bring a smile to people's faces, with music from Llannefydd-based MC, the popular Dilwyn Pierce, who said in 2016 it was a "wild night" and that it was great to raise money for such "worthy causes."

The gates open at 6pm with the first act on at 6.30pm. People can come along and enjoy a range of musical acts from local areas in the special under cover venue where there will also be food and a bar provided by local businesses, The Brookhouse Mill bar.

Over the past eight years, Ben and Phill have had lots of support from the local villagers who said they look forward to the event.

Hannah Gerrard, one of Phil's daughters, said: "It's always lots of fun and there's entertainment to suit a range of musical tastes. The musical acts vary year on year so there is always something new and we are so proud to have raised a lot of money that has been awarded to various charities since the festival began in 2010.

"We are so lucky that many local businesses sponsor our festival and for each one that does we show our appreciation by highlighting them throughout the evening and the list is also featured on a display board at the festival. For all our sponsorship both past and present we are very grateful."

Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children, and free for under-fives and can be bought on the gate.

Further information can be found on Facebook by searching Nercwys Music Festival.