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James McLaren James McLaren | 11:10 UK time, Friday, 20 April 2012

Chart-topping Caribbean foursome Cover Drive have been announced as one of the acts playing at Colwyn Bay's Access All Eirias one-day festival this summer.

Cover Drive

Cover Drive

The Barbados quartet will play at the Eirias Stadium in Colwyn on Saturday 28 July, alongside Olly Murs, Pixie Lott and A.M.E.

Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott

The news of Cover Drive's appearance, coming hot on the heels of their number one single Twilight, brings to three the number of chart-topping acts the festival has secured.

Pablo Janczur, events director of promoters Orchard Entertainment, told us: "I'm really excited that we've been able to add Cover Drive as part of the line up for Access All Eirias this year. Not only are they no.1 artists and bring a new dimension to the bill, being from Barbados they bring an international element to the event as well."

Conwy Council's chief executive, Iawn Davies, said: "The line-up for Access All Eirias just keeps getting better and better. To have three number one selling artists on one bill is amazing."

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  • Comment number 1.

    Whoopee! No. 1 artists - that most accurate of gauges for a high quality festival act. Pixies Lott headlines Chester Rocks two weekends prior to this - less than 50 miles away from the Colwyn Bay festival. There's some good planning for you...

    I'm not going to apologise for being cynical about this. If the council are going to associate themselves with live music, they'd be better off investing in / subsidising in the town... renovate The Pier? Give Colwyn Bay something equivalent to Saith Seren in Wrexham. Or align yourselves with something anodyne that'll bring a few people down the A55, but have no long-lasting positive effect on the town.

  • Comment number 2.

    Pixies Lott! -- now, *that* would be something worth seeing.

  • Comment number 3.

    What an ill-conceived and horrific-sounding idea for a festival!

  • Comment number 4.

    Sounds like a music festival for people with no interest in music.


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