As a mark of respect, this year the main stage has been named in honour of Clem Curtis.
Clem was an old friend of the festival, appearing here in 2015 and bringing a raucous response to hits such as Build Me Up, Buttercup, Baby Now That I’ve Found You and Any Old Time (You're Lonely and Sad). The Foundations broke new ground, both musically and culturally, in the 1960s. They were the first multi-racial British band to make headway in the charts, with White British, Caribbean and Sri Lankan members making their rich sound – and Clem’s distinctive vocal style – accessible to all. Baby Now That I’ve Found You made #1 in the UK charts while Build Me Up, Buttercup made it to #2 in the UK in 1967; their upbeat, melodious tunes successfully imitating and building upon those which were rapidly evolving through the iconic Tamla Motown formula. Clem came to the attention of The North Wales Blues & Soul Festival through one of its principal organisers, Charlie Broadhurst of Event Sound. “I started working with Clem in 2010 after engineering his band at a David Gest soul concert in Liverpool. Clem was an absolute joy to work with; he had a truly amazing voice and stage presence. I miss him very much” It is an honour and privilege to have had such a Soul legend associated with this event and it is with pride that we name our stage in his memory. God bless you Clem Curtis … and thank you!
Previous years have featured acts such as:
Doug MacLeod, Aynsley Lister, Laurence Jones, Connie Lush, King King,
David Sinclair 4, The Foundations, Liam Ward Band, Alex McKown,
Tom Attah & The Bad Man Clan, Midnite Johnny, Rebecca Downes Band, Born Healer,
The Brothers Groove, Matt Wolff Band, Rita Payne, Babajack
and many more!
Here are some of the lovely things people have said about the festival...
'a wonderful two and a half days of quality music, food and beer'
'it's been a good while since a new event had such all-round positive comments from punters and musicians'
'I can't remember the last time I danced so much!'
We are delighted to announce that this year, Mold Alexandra Football Club will be providing the festival’s camping facilities. This represents a significant improvement over previous years, with the football club offering Ladies & Gents showers & toilets, “on-tap” drinking water and cooked breakfasts. Mold Alexandra also has a licensed bar. There will be an area for pitching tents and a separate space for camper vans & touring caravans. Additionally, the festival will be organising top quality bands to play on each night of the festival in the football club’s function room that has a capacity of over 150.
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