A FESTIVAL has succeeded in bringing the community together through music.

The Nercwys music festival, which runs every two years, returned over the weekend to raise money for charity.

Phil Gerrard, along with his son Ben, have organised the event since it first started in 2010 and up to now, they have raised over £25,000 for their chosen three charities, including Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and the Stroke Society.

Phil Gerrard said: “It went great, it was a very dry day and we had everyone under cover.

“The response was great, and everyone said the choice of acts was exciting because there was something for everyone.

“We all have someone is our family or know of someone who has heart problems or suffered with cancer or stroke, it’s common so we raise money for the three fantastic causes.”

Local businesses and organisations sponsor the event which features musical acts for the community to enjoy every two years.

This year’s event was held again at the Five Acre and Phil said it was fantastic.

He added: “We decided to organise this because there was nothing on in Nercwys like this and it’s nice to see everyone get together and have a nice time.

“People were coming over and asking why can’t it be every year but we are sticking to every two years because local businesses are kind enough to sponsor the event and every two years keeps people excited.

“It takes us about a week to set up but we like doing it and we will continue to do it. I’d also like to say a big thanks to Glyn Reed who works full time for my son and he played a big part in helping us set up and the feedback was great.”

It is not yet known how much was raised for this year’s festival but the organiser said they are already looking forward to June 2020, with two acts already lined up.