Mike Peters rocks Rhuddlan

Monday 9 August 2010, 15:21

James McLaren James McLaren

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Mike Peters pulled off a double coup at the weekend with a live extravaganza at Rhuddlan Castle and a rain-sodden acoustic set on the summit of Snowdon, both in aid of the Alarm singer's Love Hope Strength Foundation.

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Peters' wife Jules said: "It was an incredible weekend. The whole community came out and rocked the castle; it surpassed our wildest dreams."

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The Rhuddlan gig has generated a minimum of £20,000 for the charity, which raises money for cancer treatment centres.

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Peters was joined onstage by The Levellers and Ocean Colour Scene's Simon Fowler who performed a version of his band's The Day We Caught The Train.

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The veteran rock frontman and leukaemia survivor said: "In 1983 on my first ever Alarm tour of the USA, I performed with U2 at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver Colorado which is one of the most atmospheric music venues in the world.

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"On 7 August 2010, as I looked out at the crowd at Rhuddlan Castle Rocks, I felt the same magical atmosphere. What an amazing place to play, on my doorstep and to be able to raise a huge amount of money for our local north Wales Hospitals."

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