22 August 2011
The staging of north Wales’s biggest outdoor music festival highlights the vital role Glyndŵr University plays at the heart of the region’s community, according to its Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Michael Scott said the hosting of the 2011 Gŵyl Gobaith music festival at its Flintshire campus, in partnership with Deeside College, marked another step in establishing the university as an indispensable partner for industry and the community in north Wales.
Thousands of people will visit Northop next weekend for the international music festival, which features performances from Rhydian Roberts, the Three Welsh Tenors and Only Men Aloud.
Professor Scott said: “We have a fantastic rural facility at our Flintshire campus and we’re delighted to be able to open it up for the people of Flintshire to enjoy for large scale public events such as Gŵyl Gobaith.
“Over recent years we have established campuses across north Wales, designed to support the economy of the region.
"This includes world-class research centres in St Asaph and Hawarden, as well as the recent addition of new facilities at our Wrexham campus – a Centre for the Creative Industries and the Centre for the Child, Family and Society and of course most recently the Racecourse ground and Colliers Park.”
Gŵyl Gobaith takes place from Friday, 26 August to Sunday, 28 August. The annual Flintshire music festival is inspired by opera singer Rhys Meirion and raises thousands of pounds for charity each year. For more information or to buy tickets go to www.gwylgobaith.org.