Location: Oystermouth Castle
9th June 2019
Almost 2,000 people attended last Saturday’s Mumbles Fest in Oystermouth Castle, beating the organisers’ expectations and increasing the likelihood of the event becoming a permanent fixture in Swansea’s events calendar.
The rain clouds cleared and the sun broke through, just in time to welcome the first of many live music acts on to the stage – all set against the dramatic backdrop of Oystermouth Castle.
Performers ranged from the local Mums Choir and Kids Rock Band to London-based indie band The Curious and Lorraine Crosby, aka Mrs Loud who rocked the crowd with a set that included her famous duet with Meatloaf, “I’d do anything for love”.
The event also featured a diverse selection of street food, a very busy beer tent, ice cream sellers and a gin bar. And while parents lounged in deck chairs, there was glitter and face painting, a bouncy castle and plenty of other activities to keep the children happy.
“I am absolutely delighted that almost 2,000 people came along to Mumbles Fest and were able to enjoy the music, food and refreshments on offer. We have a unique and highly desirable setting in Oystermouth Castle, a fun and music-loving local population and an attractive offering to bands and musicians. We will now look into ensuring this becomes an annual event that Swansea can be proud of.” Cllr Rob Marshall - Chairman of Cultural Well-being.
The event passed without incident and the organisers, Mumbles Community Council, wish to pass on their thanks to all who attended or took part and made sure the day was such a great success.