Bad Weather Doesn't Dampen Spirits At 53 Degrees North RNLI Music Festival

Lifeboats News Release

Despite poor weather local acts help keep spirits up at this years 53 Degrees North Music Festival, raising vital funds for the RNLI charity

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Mav Mac performing at 53 Degrees North
Saturday saw local musical acts perform at this years 53 Degrees North Music Festival at Rhyl Lifeboat Station. The free event, now in its second year, raises funds for the RNLI to help continue its work saving lives at sea.

The day was kicked off by long time supporters of Rhyl RNLI Mav Mac, who performed their set in RNLI crew gear, followed by Chasing Shadows, Roisin Gordon, who stepped in at the last minute, Rhyl Lifeboat crew member Colin T Jones, Caz McElroy, the Ruby Blues Band, Old Scrotes and finishing the event off in the evening Kyle Parry. The event was hosted by DJ's Mike Lewis and Craig K from Sound Radio Wales, it was also broadcast live on the station through the day.

This year new additions to the event included hot food and an onsite bar courtesy of the Cob & Pen Pub.

Martin Jones, Rhyl Lifeboat Coxswain said 'I think people who came down and braved the weather really enjoyed themselves at this years event. We would like to thank all those who helped out during the day. A special thanks goes to all the acts and Dj's who gave their time to help us, also we would like to thank Noel Clements from the Cob & Pen who played a major role in organising the day'.

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The Old Scrotes performing at 53 Degrees North

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Chasing Shadows performing at 53 Degrees North

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Caz McElroy performing at 53 Degrees North

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Ruby Blues band performing at 53 Degrees North

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Kyle Parry performing at 53 Degrees North

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