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Announcing Pontypridd’s Newest Music Festival #LINKFest17

  • By James Payne
  • 07 Sep, 2017

Announcing Pontypridd’s Newest Music Festival #LINKFest17

Your Pontypridd BID is pleased to announce our LINK Festival 2017 on 6th, 7th, 8th October 2017 in Pontypridd.

We’re excited to be working with 12 venues in the town over the first weekend in October to bring live music back and keep the town’s strong music tradition alive.  

We’ve got a mix of well-established acts and local talent, we’ve got bands, solo artists and DJ’s and music for all tastes including Soul, Rock, Indie, dance, pop and traditional welsh folk.

Merthyr rockers Pretty Vicious will be headlining the Muni Arts Centre on Friday 6th October along with CHROMA, Tracy Island & The Pitchforks supporting - Tickets are on sale now price £8 at the Muni -  https://www.seetickets.com/event/pretty-vicious/the-muni-arts-centre/1138072

Tracy Island are also playing an instore show at Terry's Music  in Church Street at 4pm on Friday 6th October 

The Sam-Antonio Freeway are playing the Tumble Inn (Wetherspoons) on Broadway from 5.30pm with free entry and Clwb Y Bont hosting Henry’s Funeral Shoe's Aled Clifford and the Mahouts Dorian Holmes from 7.30pm, £5 entry on the door. 

The night finishes at Club Ice in Broadway with a Rock DJ Set from 11.30am to 12.30pm! 

If you’re after an early start on Saturday head over to Pontypridd Museum for the FREE Good Vibrations Sounds & Science Exhibition from 10am till 4.30pm. 

Music starts on Saturday 7th at The Blueberry Inn as they host soul singer Eadyth Crawford from 7pm and local band the Duplicates are playing in Alfred’s Bar & Grill from 8.30pm both are free entry.

Cardiff band ACAB are performing at the Soul Suite on Saturday 7th from 10.30pm, tickets £3 on entry!

Rounding off Saturday night is DJ Jess Bays at Platform 11 from 11.30pm, tickets £5 entry or buy them in advance >  https://www.platform11.co.uk/copy-of-find-us

On Sunday 8th October Costa Coffee kick off with two acts from 3pm – 5pm, country/blues/Americano singer songwriter Bryony Sier and local traditional singer Cara Cullen, entry is free.

To close the festival , Sports & Live Music Bar The Skinny Dog are hosting contemporary pop , soul and blues band, Jenny and the Beans from 7pm to 10pm, entry is FREE.

 

As this is the first year Your PontypriddBusiness Improvement District will have 100 wristbands to give away, 25 for the Muni Arts Centre, 50 for the Soul Suite and 25 for Platform 11 which give you free entry to those venues with details above. 

So follow us  on Facebook, https://en-gb.facebook.com/YourPontypriddBID/  & Twitter  https://twitter.com/YourPontypridd?lang=en and check the website in the next few weeks for details of how to win one!   https://www.yourpontypridd.co.uk/

For more information contact Victoria Pulman, BID Manager and James Payne, Projects Coordinator on 01443 244190 or email Victoria@yourpontypridd.co.uk   and James@yourpontypridd.co.uk

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