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"Its great to see music back in the bandstand" 

  • By James Payne
  • 11 Jul, 2017

Locals and music fans delighted as Your Pontypridd brought back memories with Summer Music Saturdays

Classic Intentions
The Lonely Hearts Club Band
Ellis Millard
Cheryl Roberts
The Stavz Band
The Stoned Apes

We would like to thank everyone who attended each event with people from Cardiff, Newport, Carmarthen, Brecon, Treorchy, Rhondda, Merthyr, Caerphilly and Bargoed as well as locals from Pontypridd!  


The three concerts promoted local bands and solo artists from South Wales, all of which whom said they thoroughly enjoy performing in the iconic venue of the Bandstand in Ynysangharad Park and would come come back to do it again next year. Many thanks to Classic Intentions, The Lonely Hearts Club Band, Ellis Millard, Cheryl Roberts, The Stavz Band & The Stoned Apes! 


We would also like to thank everyone who got involved sharing the event on social media, and helping to promote the event throughout the town. Thank you to our Volunteers who gave out leaflets promoting the events in town during the week before the event, thanks to all the shops and businesses who let us put a poster in their windows and allowed us to drop off leaflets. 


A big thank you to the RCT parks team who supported us in each event, and provided the venue and electricity free of cost.  This was a positive event that has helped promote the Your Pontypridd BID brand, it was superb to see the wonderful bandstand in use once again and to see people singing and dancing along to the music! 


We would also like to say thanks to our Board members Maggie Hughes, Angela Cavil, Joe Gambarini and Steve Carter for attending and supporting our Summer Music Saturday’s  and to Sean Hayes from Boots for providing the gift cards for our competition winners who answered questions about Pontypridd in between the acts on the 24th of June. 

 

If you have any feedback or suggestions, or if you would like to see music in the bandstand again next year, or if you feel you would like to contribute or take part in a future event involving the bandstand, please submit all comments and feedback to james@yourpontypridd.co.uk or contact 01443 244190.

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