This page is a news release published by Wrexham County Borough Council.
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05 September 2012
Wrexham County Borough Council is delighted to announce their Bandstand Marathon event at The Bandstand, Llwyn Isaf in by the Guildhall in Wrexham. Llwyn Isaf will come alive with music on Sunday 9 September, marking the end of the London 2012 Festival and an amazing summer of sport and culture on the final day of the Paralympic Games.
It will be a truly memorable day, showcasing the best local talent and an eclectic musical programme including bands, groups, and choirs. This free event will entertain audiences from 1-5pm, offering everyone who comes along a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the nationwide finale celebrations for London 2012.
The event line up will include:
Wrexham Community Choir
Wrexham's very own 100+ strong community choir. They first met in January of this year and is open to everyone whether terrified singers or seasoned singers. The choir sings a cappella and its repertoire includes songs from around the world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGpmCZvZIHM
Steve Hywyn Jones (ex Y Brodyr) and Tom O'Carroll
Acoustic set from former lead singer of y Brodyr
The Ready Get Set
Wrexham's very own one man band RnB sensation
The Crow Hearts
Baby Brave and the Love Bites
Laura Dickenson of Heal the Last Stand
The Dave Elwyn Band
The event at Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham will be one of hundreds of outdoor concerts taking place simultaneously in bandstands and outdoor performance spaces across the UK, making up the nationwide Bandstand Marathon – the official closing event of the London 2012 Festival.
Wendy Paintsil of @sixtyseven communications, organisers of the Bandstand Marathon said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to present local musicians at Llwyn Isaf Bandstand on Sunday 9th September. We expect many more performers to be announced in the next few days and there is still time for local bands to get in touch if they want to take part. I hope that a great many people will join us on the day – all you need to do is bring a picnic and chair for what will be a free and fabulous celebration of local music. For further information contact @sixtyseven communications on 01978 292536 or link to Facebook event page - http://www.facebook.com/events/438330702885929/”
Ruth Mackenzie, Director, London 2012 Festival, said;
“The Bandstand Marathon is encouraging local music groups to showcase their talents and be part of the London 2012 Festival. I am proud that we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in creating a cultural legacy post-London 2012.”
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said:
“The spectacular summer has shown off the strengths of our country in style and it hasn’t ended yet. It continues with the Bandstand Marathon and everyone should come out to enjoy the musical events at their local bandstand.”
He continued: “2012 has been the year for all our communities to come together, from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Torch Relay and of course the Games themselves, reinforcing our shared identity and celebrating our great country. We have seen how these big national events can have a positive impact on local communities, bringing people out into our parks and onto the streets in their thousands, bringing a sense of joy and championing all those things we share together rather than keep us apart.”
Katharine Lane, Associate Director, Superact, said:
“It has been a summer of incredible events and we are very proud that Bandstand Marathon will bring the London 2012 Festival to a close by bringing local bandstands, parks and outdoor performance spaces alive with the whole community joining in - it’s going to be a memorable day!”