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Y Ffin returns with amazing line-up

by Ben Davis on 9 July, 2010 | 0 comments

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Menter Iaith Sir Y Fflint and Urdd Gobaith Cymru want to get Flintshire rocking at Y Ffin music festival! North east Wales’s answer to Glastonbury is coming to Holywell. On July 24th Tower Gardens will play host to some of the biggest names in Welsh music.

The Welsh Language Initiative and the country’s biggest youth movement are bringing a musical Mardi Gras to Holywell to promote Welsh rock, blues, pop and punk bands. Derwyddon Dr Gonzo, Racehorses, Masters in France, Yucatan and Brigyn are among the bands entertaining the crowds at the FREE festival. The full line up, along with other details, is available at www.yffin.co.uk.

Rebecca Davies, Language and Heritage Officer for Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint said:
“It’s no exaggeration to say that we have some of the best bands in Wales playing at Y Ffin 2010. Between them, these band have released stacks of successful albums, and have performed across Wales, Britain, and places as far away as the USA and Japan! They’ve had lots of air play on Radio Cymru and Radio 1, and now they’re here in Holywell. There are no tickets, no entry fees and everybody is welcome. So bring your picnic, bring your deck chair and come down to Holywell on July 24th to enjoy Y Ffin Rock Festival!”

The festival will kick off in Tower Gardens at 12pm, with Ian Rush opening the show, a lively local rock band described by the late John Peel as producers of “Top tunes from the land of song”. Reggae and blues band Tacsi will follow, along with pop from Hufen Ia Poeth. Later on in the afternoon, Brigyn will be playing selections from their three melodic albums, and Yucatan will be filling the streets with acoustic rock described by Radio 1’s Hugh Stevens as “stunning music from a special place”. To get the audience on their feet to end the evening, Masters in France will be playing their infectious indie songs, and Racehorses will be performing tracks from their first album, ‘Goodbye Falkenburg’. Headlining the evening will be Derwyddon Dr Gonzo, a funk and ska band from Llanrug by Caernarfon. The boys are no strangers to the festival scene, having performed in a number of large gigs including the National Eisteddfod. The band is famous for their crowd pleasing, catchy songs and their mischevious costumes!

The event is being organised by Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint, with support from Holywell Town Council. Cadwyn Clwyd have kindly contributed £7,160 to the project from their Cultural Celebrations fund, which is funded by the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

More details are available from www.yffin.co.uk or by emailing post@yffin.co.uk.

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