Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

Headline Act Announced For Pontypool Party In The Park /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

Popular south Wales five-piece band Spellbound has been confirmed as the headline act for July’s Pontypool Party in the Park. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event takes place on Saturday 9 July from 11am -5pm in Pontypool Park and will celebrate the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Spellbound, which is made up of members from Cwmbran, Pontypool, Newport and Cardiff, will play a mix of classic songs and covers from contemporary artists, as well as some Olympic inspired tunes guaranteed to get the crowds on their feet. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

They will headline a packed line up of acts, including local singers Emily Clemo Richards and Scott Alexander, the Tenovus Choir, PowerHouse Dance, the Amanda Ellis Street Dancers and Theatre AdHoc. More acts are to be confirmed shortly. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Compere for the day will be professional MC and comedian Jools Constant, fresh from playing some of the UK’s top comedy clubs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event will provide Torfaen’s many sporting clubs the opportunity to showcase their talents, with demonstrations throughout the day organised by Torfaen Leisure Trust. There will also be arts and crafts, laser tag, trampolines and an inflatable assault course, community and charity stalls, and a fun fair. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A children’s parade will start at 2pm in the centre field and wind its way throughout the park. It will be made up of children’s Samba bands and local nursery and childcare groups, all dressing up for the occasion. Community arts group Heads4Arts and Torfaen Play Service will be at the event running craft and music drop-in workshops for children (and their parents) who wish to take part. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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