This weekend; 20th and 21st April 2013, prepare for an excellent range of entertainment that combines ball room dancing, memorabilia, tours, cookery demonstrations, stalls and even a battle re-enactment on Colwyn Bay beach.
Following the success of last year, 2013s edition will include live 40s style music from ‘George Formby’ aka Paul Casper, 1940s tribute singer Beverly Alexander, ‘Vera Lyn’, Llandudno Swing Band and Reflections (back by popular demand). You will also get the chance to see ‘Winston Churchill’ ‘General Montgomery’ life size replica Spitfire, military vehicles, weapon display, hair and fashion, 1940s memorabilia heritage tours, ration book cookery demonstration, local food producers and much more.
The battle re-enactment set to take place on the beach of Colwyn Bay is the first major event to take place on the brand new beach by the new Porth Eirias establishment, which promises to be a real entertaining feature that represents the 40s through the involvement of the Second World War.
The highlight of the weekend is without doubt the Ballroom Blitz, a 1940s style dance being held on the Saturday evening at Parc Eirias, with live music of the era from Beverley Alexander and the North Wales Big Band. Tickets cost £10 each and are available directly from the Alpha Business Centre and Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre. Limited tickets will also be available at the door.
You can go along dressed in a 40s style to join in with all of the fun and theme running throughout the weekend.
There is camping available from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening, just a stone throws away from all the action, which requires booking in advance.
The entire event has been inspired by the fact that Colwyn Bay played a massive strategic role during the Second World War as the headquarters for the Ministry of Food for the entire United Kingdom. The festival will be the town’s way of celebrating the fact while being a fantastic opportunity to showcase the towns diverse range of businesses.
Radio Wales DJ Roy Noble will broadcast his Sunday morning show live between 10.30am and 12pm at the festival this weekend from Colwyn Bay, so if you can’t make it – tune in!
Organiser Teresa Carnall said: “We’re now putting the final touches to all the plans we’ve been making over the last year and it looks like the festival is going to be absolutely fantastic.
“Having Roy Noble come and broadcast his Sunday morning show live from Penrhyn Road is the icing on the cake.
“It’s a brilliant way to show just how vibrant Colwyn Bay can be.”