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What to do this week and bank holiday weekend in Your Pontypridd! 

  • By James Payne
  • 23 Aug, 2017

Looking for something to do this week and bank holiday weekend, why not come to Pontypridd there's something for everyone!


Have a look what's on below! 


GTFM’s BL & MG ROVER WELSH GET TOGETHER in Ynsangharard Park on Monday 28th August

Tribute Acts in the Park at Rhondda Heritage Park (Tickets £7.50)


Oasis Experience Tribute Band in the Muni Arts Centre  (Tickets £10 )

Side Effects live at Alfreds Bar and Grill from 9pm! (£3 Entry)  


Clwb Y Bont Open from 4.30pm Friday and from 12.30pm onwards Saturday and Sunday. Ar agor trwy'r gwyl banc. Enjoy their regular Friday night singalong in the bar, or chill out on their river terrace."Cyfrinach orau Pontypridd" plus Kareoke on Sunday evening, am ddim.


Platform11 presents 006 JACKY

11 DJ's over 2 floors for the last Bank Holiday of the Summer Sunday August 27th doors open 5pm until 3am!



Interactive Quiz Night tonight at The Tumble Inn 8-11pm - £1 per person! 


Sound Sensation & On The Rocks at Club Ice (Bank Holiday Sunday at Club Ice Pontypridd. All Draught pints from only £2.20. Selected bottles from £1.50)


Pontypridd Museum Summer Crafts


Pontypridd Museum Cor Meibion Choir Exhibition


Pontypridd Rugby Club playing Bedwas on Sat 26th Sardis Road  2.30pm


The Patriot Bar ‘Happy Hour’ 1-2pm and 5-6pm before and after the Pontypridd vs. Bedwas game – 50p off a pint!


Ponty Town FC v Aberdare FC on Saturday 26th USW Sport Park, Treforest


You can also park for £1 all day Saturday in Sardis Road & Berw Road and shop till you drop or enjoy a delicious lunch with friends and family in one of the great cafe's and restaurants in town.


If you're feeling more energetic why not go for a swim in the LIDO Ponty (booking required) or enjoy a stroll in Ynysangharad Park! 

If you know of any other events in the town centre this weekend, which you would like to promote, please contact! 


So what are you waiting for get planning your Bank Holiday weekend now!

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