Musical fellowship brought together in Red Dragon Festival.
THE Llangollen Red Dragon Music Festival will take place at Llangollen International Pavilion, on Abbey Road, from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19.
The festival brings together like-minded people, and offers an eclectic range of music, which includes all genres from folk, country and rock to heavy metal and everything in between. Lots of different music - all good.
The festival first took place in April 2016, and is the dream of its organiser, Pete The Hat, who wanted to bring together a music fellowship with good music, good food and good ale... and cider courtesy of Rosie.
Over the years he has brought a range of music that includes didgeridoo, folk, opera, folk punk, and his favourites, rock, blues and heavy metal.
Friday's lineup, which starts at 6.30pm and runs until midnight, includes Wrexham rockers Before the Storm, Wolverhampton-based folk-protest singer/songwriter Sam Draisey, rock and rollers Jaime Porter Band, and Back Street Thunder, a Yorkshire five-piece tribute to the British rock group Thunder.
Saturday's daytime lineup at the Arena (10.30am-6pm), are West Midlands folk punk rockers Bleeding Hearts (traditional guitar band with a bucketful of anger, emotion, great big tunes and a lot to say). rockers B4Time and young up-and-coming Devon rockers Ethyrfield.
The Saturday night lineup in the Hall (6.30pm to midnight) is Gloucester country singer Stevie O'Connor, acoustic-pop singer Hannah Scott, who draws much of the inspiration for her music from her affinity to Italy), Bandoliers (the UK's only tribute to Welsh Classic and New Wave Rockers, Budgie), and Oxford hard rockers Hell's Gazelles (expect big riffs, big choruses and an adrenaline fuelled live show).
Sunday's lineup in the Arena (10.30am-6pm), includes John Williams, Liverpool-based rock and soul band Xander and the Peace Pirates, Zoe Green Band (explosive set of original tracks with a powerful blues/rock vocal and high energy performance. Her debut self-titled album is now on sale), and Anglesey folk rock collective Cowbois Celtaidd.
You will find stands in the Arena, and food (including pizza) and bar are available on the site. Follow on Facebook for the latest news on the event.
Tickets are available from www.eventbrite.co.uk, and range in price from day tickets at PS13.52 to weekend tickets at PS54.49, but no refunds will be given. Entry to the festival is by wristbands, but no unaccompanied under-18s will be admitted.
Free onsite camping is available in the form of tents, caravans, yurts and campervans, with toilet and shower facilities. The site will be available from 10am on Friday morning for pitching.
Alternatively there are B&Bs within staggering distance, and more hotels and B&Bs are available in the town, which is within walking distance from the festival site on Abbey Road.