Mold’s newest music festival is all ‘Ready to Go’ with the announcement of this year’s headline band.

Organisers of M-Fest, which takes place on July 4 on Kendricks Field in Mold, have announced chart topping band Republica will be headlining this year’s summer festival.

Between 1996 and 1999, Republica sold three million albums and clinched Top 5 slots in the UK, America and Europe with platinum sales across the globe, while their hit single ‘Ready to Go’ soared to Number One in many countries.

The band is now back and has been very active recently, releasing their highly acclaimed new EP ‘Christiana Obey’ and undertaken a sold out UK tour and selected European festival appearances including the prestigious Isle Of Wight Festival, Norway’s Midnattsrocken Festival, The Welsh GB Rally and Hanover’s Ferryman Festival in Germany.

The band’s front woman Saffron, Tim Dorney (keyboard) and Johnny Male (guitar) rode the Britpop wave of female-fronted rock bands like Sleeper, Elastica, Garbage and Lush, injecting it with their self-dubbed “techno-pop, punk rock” sound.

Jane Evans, M-Fest committee member, said: “Republica are busy touring throughout the summer and we are absolutely thrilled that they have added M-Fest to their extensive festival list and we looking forward to welcoming them to Mold on July 4.”

In conjunction with Mold Carnival and under Mold Town Council’s events remit, this year’s M-Fest musical line up will also feature some of the best bands from around North Wales and Cheshire including Soul Jacker, 50 Hertz, Yubaba and Jonathan Markwood’s Hoo-Hah Conspiracy with more acts to be announced.

The festival will also incorporate festival stalls, well stocked bar and food.

Early bird tickets are available online, priced at £10, plus online administration fee of £1.01 from Eventbrite (

Under 16’s can attend free of charge - there will be no sales to under 18’s and all under 18’s will need to be accompanied by an adult age 21+.

Tickets will also be available from local ticket outlets at the end of April.

Once all early bird tickets have been sold, ticket price will increase to £15, with the ‘on day’ price set at £20.

Jane Evans added: “Sponsorship from local businesses is a fundamental part of the success of these events and we are delighted to confirm that Skye Marquees Ltd are sponsoring our headline act this year and we’d like to thank them for their support.

“Sponsorship packages are available from as little as £50+.

“In return for sponsorship, we will place your banner/board in a prominent position at the festival, also add your business logo and link onto our social media. If any local business are interested in finding out more, please do get in touch.”

Further information, email, call 01352 758532 or follow MfestNW on Facebook.