A FUNDRAISING music festival will take place next month in Buckley in the hope of helping to fund a permanent annual festival for on Buckley Common.

BEATS Fest, organised by the Buckley Events and Attractions Society, will happen on August 26 at the Tivoli venue on Brunswick Road in Buckley.

The day starts at 2pm and there will be 20 live acts on show throughout the day and into the evening, with the event finishing at midnight.

T there will also be a fairground outside for younger children and food stalls.

The event is to raise money for what is hoped in the future will be the organisation of a permanent music festival every summer on Buckley Common, to rival that of M-Fest in Mold.

The event consists entirely of artists and bands from the Flintshire and North Wales area, except one band from Manchester who supported the society on their first ever band night.

Buckley Events and Attractions Society are a group of 5 Buckley resident volunteers, Garry Maddran as Chairperson, Martin Jones as Treasurer, Jackie Brady as Secretary, Simone Smith as Events organizer and Julie Maddran as Liason officer, who are a none profit making organization aiming to improve the social side of life in Buckley.

Garry Maddran, Chairperson, said: ''We set up BEATS in May 2017, with our aim being the first in Buckley to host the first all day outdoor music event on Buckley common on an annual basis.

''In order for ourselves to be in a position to hold such an event we need to secure funding from various organizations and local businesses.

''We have to date held a number of events to generate revenue towards our cause however we now feel that we need to show the residents of Buckley and the wider surrounding areas that we can put on a music event somewhere near to what we have in mind.''

Tickets are on sale at £7 for adults and £3.50 for under 12s, and can be bought from the Buckley Events and Attractions Society Facebook page, the Tivoli website or from Buckley Travel agency.