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BBC’s Big Weekend comes to Wrexham

by Ben Davis on 4 May, 2010 | 1 comment

In the week running up to the massive BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Bangor at the end of May, the good ole’ auntie Beeb have this year arranged a series of free smaller gigs across various venues across North Wales and named it the ‘Radio 1 Big Weekend – The Fringe Festival‘.

The main festival is the largest free ticketed event in Europe with 40,000 revellers attending over the weekend and over 500,000 people applying for the tickets. It’s organised by BBC Radio 1 every year at different locations around the country, previously being at Swindon, Maidstone and Preston. You may remember that last year Gallops played the Introducing stage in Swindon.

Back to the Fringe Festival – it aims to move the spotlight away from the main festival ‘superstars’ and celebrate the local music scene, from guitar bands through to bedroom DJs and everything in between.

Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens and Bethan Elfyn, Adam Walton and Radio 1 producers were all involved in picking the bands to play the Fringe gigs and on Monday 17th May Central Station has been booked to hold one.

Gallops, Polly Mackey & the Pleasure Principle, No Room For Heroes and Trader will be playing with DJ support from Adam Walton. Doors are 7pm and don’t forget it’s free entry!

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