1 - 7 July: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
The 2019 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod kicks off today, 1 July.
Competitors from all over the world have gathered in the town of Llangollen for a week of competitions, fun activities and world class performing. This year’s headline act will be Jools Holland alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and joining him during the week will be performers such as Rolando Villazon, Gipsy Kings and the popular, International Celebration with Mabon.
Following the week of performances, Llanfest will take place on the last weekend to end the Eisteddfod on a high. With a phenomenal line-up which includes The Fratellis, The Coral, The Pigeon Detectives and Dodgy.
You can purchase tickets for the various concerts via their website.
20 July: Coed Moel Famau Family Fun Day
Saturday 20 July 2019
Coed Moel Famau car park SJ 174 613
A day of fun activities!
There will be stream dipping, children’s craft, den building, guided walks, demos, information and local food produce. £2 car parking fee.
15 August: Denbigh and Flint Show
It’s that time of year when we are busy preparing for the Denbigh and Flint Show, one of the largest events in the North Wales agricultural calendar.
This year’s event takes place on Thursday, 15 August at The Green on the outskirts of Denbigh. So please keep the dates clear in your diary.
The council shares a marquee with colleagues from Flintshire and this year’s theme is Discovery – there will be plenty of exhibitions and fun activities for the whole family.
Details of our events will be published on the Council’s website and on social media ahead of the Show.
Fingers crossed for good weather for show day !
For further information about the show itself, go to: www.denbighandflintshow.com.
18 August: Arena free concert at Rhyl Events Arena:
Following the success of Seaside Soul in 2016 the soul theme returns to Rhyl Events Arena on Sunday 18th August for the annual free arena concert.
This year’s event will feature live entertainment from Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, The Edwin Starr Band ‘The Team’ featuring Angelo Starr, Precious Wilson, Midnight Soul Supremes and guest DJ’s
Jimmy James started his musical career, composing and singing, at the early age of 16. In 1964 he was asked to join as the lead singer with one of Jamaica’s leading bands ‘The Vagabonds’ and together they left Jamaica for what was to be a six-month tour of the UK. In 1966, The Vagabonds recorded their now legendary album, ‘The New Religion’ which really established the outfit as the most sought after working band in the UK. Jimmy’s recording of Neil Diamond’s ‘Red Red wine’ in 1969, taken from the Vagabonds’ second album ‘Open up your soul’, gave them their first commercial hit record.
In 1970 he signed up to Biddu of the Subbidu Music Corporation and together they produced hits such as ‘Now is the Time’ and the timeless ‘I’ll Go Where the Music Takes Me’.
Angelo Starr is an American singer, musician and record producer. He is also the younger brother of the late soul singer Edwin Starr. The Team was Edwin Starr’s touring band and upon the death of his brother in 2003, he felt that he had reached an impasse and didn’t know if he still wanted to be involved with music Angelo eventually stepped in to front his brother’s touring band, The Team.
Precious Wilson started out as a backing singer for the all-male group Eruption and in 1977 while on the road touring Germany Eruption became the backing band of Boney M. It was their disco cover version of Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain” that gave them a UK hit quickly followed by another hit with “One Way Ticket”.
This free event organised by the Council and supported by Rhyl Town Council celebrates the music of some iconic bands.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, who is Lead Member for the Economy, said: “We are delighted to be announcing this year’s Seaside Soul line- up. This is one of the summer’s headline events in Rhyl and music fans are in for a real treat.
“The summer programme of events attracts thousands of visitors to the town, making a significant contribution to the local economy and we are sure that Summer Soul will be a sensational show”.
Rhyl Mayor, Councillor Ellie Chard said: “Arena Fest will bring a bumper day of soul music to Rhyl. With another great line-up of bands and DJs, the event promises to have something for everyone and Rhyl’s seafront is definitely the place to be this summer with events galore. Rhyl Town Council is delighted to be supporting another soulful Sunday and we look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to the events’ arena.”
For further information, please contact Rhyl Tourist Information Centre, on 01745 355068.
24 - 25 August: Rhyl Airshow
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 2019
An action-packed, fun-filled two-day event with spectacular displays in the air and on the ground. The show, which attracts thousands of spectators each year, celebrates its 11th successful year in 2019.
It opens at 11am with the air display starting at 2pm.
Keep an eye on our website for further information and the schedule once announced.
Take a look at the latest ‘What’s On’ booklet for the latest events happening across Denbighshire until September 2019.
Free printed copies of the June – September 2019 edition are available in local libraries, tourist information centres and local businesses.