What did you think of the Llangollen Fringe Festival?


Shane Brennan

AS THE 17th Llangollen Fringe Festival came to an end, organisers hailed the event as a brilliant success.
The event was started to provide for alternative music as opposed to the more traditional music provided by the International Musical Eisteddfod.
The fringe has gone on to become a festival in its own right, with it being held in the week following the eisteddfod.
The festival is mix of art, the spoken word and music.
This year's guests included television presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell and former Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys.
The Free Press went to Llangollen Town Hall where the fringe is held to speak to visitors and organisers.
Event volunteer Neal Thompson, 33, from Wrexham said: “I have been coming since Thursday and have been looking forward to all the events, especially the closing night concert at Valle Crucis, which is always good.
"I have been involved for five years and the location is great.
"All of the acts say the same, so it is easy to get acts down here.
"I know Victoria Coren and David Mitchell loved the place.”
Andy Jones, 32, from Chirk said: “I have been coming for five years because it’s a good mix of different things like the concert at Valle Crucis.
"I love all the different acts like Gruff Rhys because I grew up with the Super Furry Animals.”
Fringe director Graham Timms, 56, from Llangollen said: “It has been brilliant so far.
"We have more sell outs than ever before and more variety in age range of visitors.
"Whether you are three or 90, there is something for everyone.”

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