Roots fes­ti­val to en­ter­tain again

Glamorgan Gazette - - News - ABBY BOLTER abby.bolter@waleson­line.co.uk

BRID­GEND town cen­tre is set to keep fes­ti­val sea­son alive as it trans­forms into a lively hub of en­ter­tain­ment on Satur­day.

Ar­ranged by CF31 BID, Roots Street Fes­ti­val will bring to­gether a free day of live mu­sic, street food and fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties.

The event re­turns af­ter a suc­cess­ful de­but in May. Boast­ing a va­ri­ety of acts, the fes­ti­val will see The Blims, Cap­tain Ac­ci­dent and The Dis­as­ters, Weapons of Mass Per­cus­sion, Elec­tric Swing Cir­cus, Bal­let Nimba Band and Samba Galez in the town cen­tre to en­ter­tain resi- dents and vis­i­tors dur­ing the day.

Cel­e­brat­ing fam­ily and di­ver­sity, fes­ti­val go­ers can en­joy a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing mad sci­ence work­shops, go kart­ing, belly danc­ing, tram­polin­ing, graf­fiti work­shops and a skate ramp, with plenty more on hand to keep ev­ery­one in the fam- ily oc­cu­pied. Vis­i­tors will also be able to take ad­van­tage of the free park­ing in­cen­tive at The Rhiw, launched last month.

The of­fer will al­low vis­i­tors to the town cen­tre to ac­cess two hours of free park­ing.

Justin Jenk­ins, man­ager of CF31 BID, said: “The Roots Street Fes­ti­val was in­cred­i­bly pop­u­lar ear­lier this year and we’re con­fi­dent that this event will grow into one of our sig­na­ture events for the town.

“We’re com­mit­ted to help­ing Brid­gend be­come a colour­ful, di­verse town cen­tre and we re­ally want peo­ple to see that there are plenty of qual­ity busi- nesses, as well as en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties on their doorstep.

“This is a great way of in­tro­duc­ing vis­i­tors to what Brid­gend has to of­fer, and with free park­ing at The Rhiw for the first two hours and free ac­tiv­i­ties, its promis­ing to be a great day out for the en­tire fam­ily.”

CF31 BID is one of the lat­est busi­ness im­prove­ment districts in Wales, join­ing Cardiff, Swansea and Neath with the aim of en­hanc­ing town and city cen­tres.

The aim is to cre­ate a brighter Brid­gend for res­i­dents and vis­i­tors, and im­prove prospects for lo­cal busi­nesses.

Samba Galez will be per­form­ing in Brid­gend on Satur­day at the Roots Street Fes­ti­val which has been ar­ranged by CF31 BID

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