AWAY in North Wales for the first weekend of August? Like quality live blues and soul music at incredibly affordable prices?

Now in its fourth year, The North Wales Blues & Soul Festival in Mold, Flintshire takes place from August 4 - 6 features a line-up to rival any other music. 

There are two real stars headlining this year; Texan guitar genius and Bo Diddley protege Hamilton Loomis, who is appearing on Saturday August 5 as part of his sell out European Tour, and the enigmatic and haunting Jo Harman who is closing the festival on Sunday, August 6.

In addition, there are sensational sets guaranteed from The Stevie Nimmo Trio, Connie Lush, John O'Leary & Sugar Kane, Greg Coulson, John Verity and the many other great artistes who will all be performing live, up close and personal right across this star-studded music weekend.

Besides the superb array of music and being located in a wonderful Mold town centre park site, a great selection of local real ales, pilsner lagers, ciders and a wide range of wines and other popular tipples are available on site, along with some great food and local specialities to suit all tastes.

Fancy staying over to enjoy all three days?

There's great camping available within strolling distance of Kendrick’s Field, at the local Mold Alexandra Football Club, and plenty of hotels, B&Bs and other places to stay nearby.

Unlikely as it seems, however, you might fancy taking a bit of a break from some of the world’s finest Blues & Soul music. Never fear.

Historic Mold has lots to offer and it is all within easy travelling - and hearing - distance of Kendrick’s Field.

If it's eateries you want, there are many fine cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants in Mold.

And after the festival goes to bed for the night, some of the artists will even be making special appearances in a number of Mold's pubs and bars, so keep an eye on the notice boards to see who’s playing where and when to enjoy an even more intimate music experience long into the night.

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