MUSIC filled the streets of Holywell as the annual Well Inn music festival and family fun day returned.

Run by Holywell Town Council, the free event has become a popular addition to Holywell’s calendar of events and returned this weekend for its eighth year.

Deputy mayor Cllr Lynda Carter added: "It was a good day and great to see so many people supporting the event. It attracted people from outside the town which is good for the Destination Holywell vision."

A range of musical performers, many of them from the local area, put on a show across the afternoon with a wide variety of music that allows the town to showcase local talent.

Entertainment was spread across five stages in the town’s high street area - namely Tower Gardens, The Boards Head, The Feathers, Bethel Chapel and The Old Wine Vaults.

Performances included a Queen tribute band, Wrexham rockers Souljacker, Cry - a three piece local band with a style akin to Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Muse, Robin the Busker - whose charity busking all over the UK has raised £10,000 for Cancer Research UK, Almaz - who perform Jazz from 1920s through to today and Esther Turner - who has supported the likes of Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry.

Also playing were Sam Lyon, brass bands, Kurdish-Turkish Alawi music, indie bands, blues artists, choirs, acoustic artists, tribute artists and more.

A children’s karaoke competition also took place, with the winner earning their own recording session at Music Mine Studios in Holywell.

Cllr Ted Palmer, chair of the Holywell Town Council Well Inn Festival working group, said: “The group are delighted with the turnout for this year’s festival. It is great when all the efforts of the working group come to fruition.

“The standard of acts who played the various stages around the town were second to none and we would like thank them for their performances.”

Cllr Joe Johnson added: “I think this year has been one of the best we have done, and I look forward to next year’s festival.”

Parties continued after the main music finished at The Boars Head, The Feathers and The Old Wine Vaults.