6 July 2010

 

RACE HORSES TO HELP LIGHT DRAGON’S FIRE

Faenol Festival today announced that top Welsh group ‘Race Horses’ have joined the line up who will be lighting the Dragon’s Fire at this year’s 10th Anniversary Festival. They will be joined on stage on Sunday Night for ‘Tan y Ddraig 10’ by a fiery combination of top Welsh bands and top UK music industry acts.

The Festival is keen that Tan y Ddraig 10 reflects and showcases the vibrancy of current Welsh language music alongside internationally established acts. Tan y Ddraig 10 will be a great combination of Welsh bands including Llanberis based group Yr Ods, Masters in France, new Cardiff singer songwriter sensation Pete Lawrie (newly signed to Field/Island Records) and now Race Horses. The day will be headlined by BRIT award nominated band, The Feeling, with Indie favourites Shed Seven, Athlete and The Roads also on the bill.

Race Horses, (formerly known as Radio Luxembourg) formed in Aberystwyth in 2005, and have been flourishing musically ever since. They recently released their second album ‘Goodbye Falkenburg’ to great critical and industry acclaim. The band consists of Meilyr Jones who is the lead singer, and plays bass guitar, Dylan Hughes plays synths and guitar, Gwion Llewelyn plays the drums, and Alun Gaffey plays guitar.

Antony Warren of Universal Music, Producers for this year’s Faenol Festival said: “It’s important to us that the Festival brings the best of the world to Wales and maintains its strong Welsh identity by continuing to provide a high profile platform for the great musical and entertainment talent there is in Wales. This year’s festival has a rich Welsh flavor as you might expect for the 10th anniversary: Rhydian, Yr Ods, Masters in France and now Race Horses and new Cardiff singer songwriter sensation Pete Lawrie; Tudur Owen, Lloyd Langford, the WNO Orchestra, a showcase of Welsh food and craft produce and of course Bryn!”

All tickets are available from the Festival website or by calling the Venue Cymru box office on 01492 872000, Galeri Caernarfon on 01286 685222, Silver Star Holidays on 01286 672333 or Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bayon 02920 636464.

Timetable and ticket prices are:

Friday 27th August 2010 – Westlife

Doors – 17.30
Show Starts – 20.00

Seats – £42.50
Grass - £35.00

Saturday 28th August 2010 – Opera Gala

Doors – 17.30
Show Starts 20.00

Seats - £42.50
Grass - £35.00

Sunday 29th August 2010 – Tan y Ddraig 10

Doors 15.00

Seats - £35.00
Grass - £28.50

Monday 30th August 2010 – Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary Show

Doors – 12.00
Show – 13.00

Seats - £25
Grass - £20
Kids Grass under 16 - £15

Monday 30th August 2010 – Al Murray The Pub Landlord and friends!

Doors – 17.30
Show star – 19.30

Seats - £32.50
Grass - £25.00

A 10% discount is available for bookings of 10 or more. All box office, telephone and internet bookings will be subject to booking fees, however, no booking fees will be charged for personal callers to these box offices paying by cash or cheque.

Further announcements about line up will be made over the coming weeks and months.

 

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