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Monday, February 12, 2024

Town Hall rocks to the sound of Pink Floyd tribute

* We don't need no education: Pinc Ffloyd on stage at the Town Hall.

After the success of the first Live at Llangollen Town Hall gig that played tribute to ABBA last month, on Saturday, psychedelic legends Pink Floyd received the tribute treatment.  

Pinc Ffloyd, the Welsh tribute band, made a triumphant return to Llangollen in front of a packed audience. 

The seven-piece outfit, who have not played in Llangollen since before the pandemic, started their two-set gig, the Welsh Pink Floyd Show, with Breath, from Floyd's 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, before effortlessly running through more classics including Another Brick in the Wall, The Happiest Days of our lives, The Great Gig in the Sky and Shine on You Crazy Diamond.

The Town Hall is a perfect location for a production like this. The light show was tremendous and the sound by James Barber, who runs local company JB Sound, was immaculate. 

The place was packed, with the seating area full as well. Many commented on what they called the brilliant back drop to the concert - a wall. 

But this turned out to be a remarkable coincidence as the stage was actually being prepared for Llangollen Operatic Young 'Uns show Oliver! which takes place at the Town Hall from February 22-24.

There was a poignant moment close the end of the spellbinding event when the band dedicated their cover of Floyd's 1975 anthem, Wish You Were Here, to organiser Keith Pott's dad Les, who passed away recently at the age of 92 and was a major supporter of the Eisteddfod going back to its earliest days.

Keith, who organised the event to raise money for the Eisteddfod charity, said: "It was great to bring the Llangollen community together for another highly successful gig.  

"Pinc Ffloyd were brilliant and surpassed our expectations. This was our latest event to raise money for our charity and we can't wait to bring the Original Merseybeats to Llangollen on March 15.  

"This event was again run by our volunteers and I'd like to thank them for their help."

* Organiser Keith Potts with volunteers Barrie Roberts and Steve Price.

The Live at Llangollen Town Hall gigs have been set up to raise money to help bring international competitors to Llangollen for its Core Eisteddfod.  

The next gig will be on Friday, March 15 when the Original Merseybeats come to town.  

You can get tickets for that gig from the Llangollen Tourist Information Centre or from Live at Llangollen Friday 15 March The Merseybeats - Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (  USE PROMO CODE 'LIVE24' to remove the booking fee to get tickets for £10.

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