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Afon Lido from Pink Floyd to McFly

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BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music | 09:15 UK time, Friday, 18 December 2009

After a recent fire at the venue, our colleagues on the BBC South West Wales site have been digging through the history of Aberafan's Afan Lido venue, from its rain-sodden opening by the Queen in 1965 to the recent conflagration.

Its importance as a music venue is not to be under-estimated with a list of artists having appeared there including Motorhead, Pink Floyd, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Spencer Davies, Coldplay, Catatonia, UB40, Manic Street Preachers, The Jam, Super Furry Animals, and McFly.

Read about the Afan Lido's history: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/8418548.stm

Read about the fire: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/8417165.stm


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