Holyhead Festival write-up 2017.

Day 1 – Thursday 27th July

Festival committee decided to organise an event for the younger generation, so a we booked a Little Mix tribute act called “Little Minx”, these were supported by Barton Dance academy dancers & hosted by Kev Bach who also did a disco.

Over 300 people, of all ages attended, and everyone had a great night. Looks like we will have to do the same again in 2018.

Plus during the day all the fun of the fair.

Day 2 – Friday 28th July

Holyhead Round Table organised their annual Comedy cabaret Evening. This year it was a tribute to ABBA, with supporting acts including Holyhead “Dixie Rebel”, and Britain’s Got Talent comedy duo “Bosom Buddies”. Over 350 people attended and had an awesome night, full of music, laughter and lots of dancing (in any free space….).

Plus during the day all the fun of the fair.

Day 3 – Saturday 29th July

Holyhead carnival parade, organised by the carnival committee, was a great success with lots of dancers, Batala Bangor Samba Band, Holyhead Lifeboat, H M Coastguards & Holyhead new scooter club the “Holyhead Hornets”.

Premier Dance hosted yet another successful Majorettes competition, with troupes coming from all over the North West.

Craft stalls, funfair, museum and of course the LL65 live bands in the main marquee… some great local bands taking place.

Once again we had the Anglesey Strongman contest on the promenade, a great afternoon for the spectators and contestants.

We also had the Hearts of Oak re-enactment society with us all weekend.

Saturday evening saw the festival organise a Bon Jovi tribute night, with supporting acts being Holyhead very own “The Atoms” and “Flux”. Over 350 people attended what turned out to be a great night.

Plus all the fun of the fair

Day 4 – Sunday 30th July

Sunday started with Cymeriadau a Gweithgareddau Plant S4C / S4C Children’s Character’s and Activities, and over 150 adults and children attended…wow what an impressive turnout for Holyhead…gets bigger and better each year. This was followed by a puppet show with a message, Plankton Fights Plastic Waste, which was enjoyed by everyone.

Sunday also saw the Cybi Striders newly timed “Breakwater” race, which this year started at 1pm and had over 50 runners taking part. New time seemed to work well, so bigger and better for 2018.

Holyhead RNLI put on a rescue display with their offshore and inshore boats, helped out by the coastguards.

At 3pm we had the Connemara-Retriever memorial service to remember all those lost at sea.

All day we had Belfast based “Go Fly Your kites” helping children to make and fly kites.

Sunday evening saw the main marquee used for an AAM reunion, with entertainment provided by Matthew Walsh.

Plus all the fun of the fair

Without the support of our sponsors, who not only donate money but also equipment and manpower, we would not be able to put on this event each year. See our web site www.holyheadfestival.com and our Facebook page for a list of those that have helped us this year.

Volunteers always wanted to help out over the week (from setting up to taking down everything), and also volunteers wanted for our committee….you may have some great ideas for the future…come along and share them with us.