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Press Release                                                             19 July 2006

Oystermouth Music Festival
 SET TO BRING IN THE CROWDS

The village of Mumbles in Swansea will play host to a high profile music festival this summer that will see big-name bands from all over Wales perform in a ten hour music marathon.

Organised by Swansea Life Magazine, The White Lady Festival is to take place in the grounds of Oystermouth Castle on Saturday 19 August.  With 3,500 tickets for sale, it will be the largest festival ever staged in the castle grounds.

The Storys, a local band that recently toured with Elton John to critical acclaim, will be the headline act in a line up that includes male voice choirs, gypsy jazz and classic rock and pop. They will be joined by other local names Mal Pope and the Jacks, The Poppies, The Amigos, Joe Schmo, Boys from the Hill and Mike Peters of The Alarm.  The Racing Cars from the Rhondda, famous for their top ten 70s hit ‘They Shoot Horses Don’t They’, will also be gracing the stage.

And there’s more than rock and pop on the festival menu.  The internationally renowned Morriston Orpheus Choir will create a different mood with their rock repertoire that includes Bohemian Rhapsody.  Local radio celebrities Kevin Johns and Badger will assist Mal Pope as compares for the day.  And there will be free kids entertainment all day long in the shape of a one man circus show.

“This isn’t just another pop concert,” explains organiser Laurence Winmill.  “It’s a sophisticated celebration of local musical talent that is aimed mostly at the over 30s and gives them the option to make a family day out of it.  We’ll even have a VIP marquee for companies to use as corporate hospitality”.

In addition to kids’ activities that include inflatable slides, bouncy castles, a climbing wall and face painting, there will be a hog roast, wine and refreshment tents.  Tickets are priced at £25 (children under 12 go free) and with the day starting at 12 noon and closing at 10 pm, people will have the flexibility to come and go as they please throughout the day long musical extravaganza. 

To find out more about the festival visit www.swansea.gov.uk/whiteladyfestival or call the Grand Theatre ticket hotline 01792 475715.  Organisers are encouraging people to get their tickets early as it won’t be possible to pay on the door on the day.

ENDS

Note to editors:  The White Lady Festival is named after the legend of the white lady ghost at Oystermouth Castle.

For more information please contact:

Bron Cottrell, Jasper PR: 01792 360362
Laurence Winmill, Swansea Life Magazine: 01792 366726

 

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