BAD weather failed to dampen the spirits at the Holyhead Festival as hundreds braved the wind and rain to have a great time.

The sold-out four day event, lasting from Thursday July 26 to Sunday July 29, proved to be a success once again as people from all over Anglesey came to enjoy the various forms of entertainment on show at Newry Beach.

One of the highlights took place on Saturday night as live music was performed by Lost Like Alice, the Mark Roberts band, Rum and Peroxide, Tiny Desk and Straight Jacket Legends who entertained the crowd with some of their top hits.

Saturday also saw Commonwealth gold medal winning weightlifter and hometown hero Gareth Evans and his coach Ray Williams ride on an open top bus as part of the colourful parade before being presented with awards.

A top class American wrestling show on Sunday proved to be a spectacular culmination for what was a highly enjoyable weekend in Holyhead.

Commenting on the festival, Holyhead Town Mayor Cllr Keith Thomas, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved with the Holyhead Festival over the weekend.

“Once again this year, they have given up a lot of their time to arrange a fantastic weekend for our Town.

“It was also a privilege to honour Gareth Evans and Ray Williams with awards, as well as welcoming the Mayor of our twinned Town of Greystones (Ireland), Councillor Nicola Lawless and her colleagues to Holyhead."

Cllr Vaughan Williams added: "I'm very aware of the hard work and dedication shown by the volunteers who give up their hours for the benefit of our community.

"These events don't just happen by magic and, as such, I salute each and every single one of you."