Something for Everyone at the Aberdare Festival
Date Published: 15/05/2012
Something For Everyone At The Aberdare Festival
Aberdare is set to be THE place to be this June as stars descend on Aberdare Park as part of this year’s Aberdare Festival
Headline acts announced so far include Only Men Aloud, Mike Peters from the Alarm and Dick and Dom. All three acts promise to entertain the crowds in this fantastic extravaganza that takes place on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3 - over the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend.
Open from 11am to 5pm on both days, with FREE entry, attractions already being planned include live entertainment, arena shows, family fun, children’s rides and entertainment, an arts and crafts market and much more.
South Wales’ Only Men Aloud are set to headline the Saturday concert - A 20-strong male choral group - came to prominence in 2008 with their win on the BBC's reality talent show Last Choir Standing. Since then the signing sensation have taken audiences by storm across the UK and beyond.
The boys will be supported by local X Factor finalist, Lloyd Daniels, John Adams, Tom Richards and Rebecca James who all hail from Wales and Jamie Archer from London
Sunday’s event promises to be even better with Mike Peters – The Alarm headlining the Sunday concert. Mike is known primarily as front-man of the internationally acclaimed Welsh band The Alarm. Mike is also an inspirational solo acoustic performer.
Mike will be supported on the Sunday by local groups - Broken Vinyl Club, The Boy Royals, 4th Street Traffic, Skacasm, The Reason, Julia Coles and Ladies Love a Super Hero.
Also taking place on the Sunday, BBC’s Dick and Dom will be keeping the younger crowds entertained with their wacky and madcap antics and there will be a ‘walking carnival’ parade around Aberdare Park, with no motorised vehicles being used.
Aberdare Festival will be the perfect opportunity to showcase Aberdare and all it has to offer to visitors from near and far, boosting the local economy and supporting the on-going £7.7m regeneration of the town centre.