THE Gŵyl Rhuthun Festival has drawn huge crowds since starting on Saturday, 24 June, as the event builds up to the popular Top of Town later this week.

So far, the event has seen the Illyria Production Company put on a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, held on the first night at Nanclwyd y Dref.

Events at the Resource Scrapstore such as Working on Wellbeing have proven popular, with other activities such as a DIY recycled lantern workshop and a crafty crown activity.

Denbighshire Free Press: Sunday's Carnival.Sunday's Carnival. (Image: Anne Roberts)

Sunday's Carnival also drew crowds, with princes and princesses of the day crowned, and other rides and food and drink stalls at the event.

Also planned in the days ahead are a repair café, Ruthin Market, a Picturehaus Film Night, and a Welsh Poetry Stomp, which will build up excitement for the Top of Town main event.

The famous 'Top of Town' event is enjoyed by thousands each year.

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A celebration of culture, music and friendship held between two stages at the heart of Ruthin's St Peter's Square, the atmosphere is electric and this spectacular event includes a bar and children’s areas.

This year’s performers at the Top of Town are Cerdd Cydweithredol Sir Ddinbych, Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd, Rogers Academy of Irish Dance, Welsh Whisperer, Cor Nantclwyd, and Rogers Academy of Irish Dance.

Other headline acts include Dyffryn Divas, Meibion Marchan, Amazing Clouds, Wee Bag Band, Ambrose Band, Candelas ac Alys Williams, and Yws Gwynedd a’r Band.