Top acts showed Milford how to party at the H2O festival
5:02pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
THERE was a buzz in the air when crowds turned out for the H2O Festival at Milford Marina on the bank holiday weekend.
Organised by the Port of Milford Haven, in conjunction with the Torch Theatre, the family-friendly event saw performances from top tribute acts as well as up-and-coming local talent.
The festival kicked off on Friday night with a set from Welsh singer Ragsy, who starred in BBC One's The Voice, supported by Milford Haven's own The Pennysows.
Choirs, theatre, and solo performances graced the stage on Saturday, followed by a Bon Jovie and Stereosonics Tribute Night at 7pm.
An Open Air Fest organised by local youth charity Milford Youth Matters saw a host of local bands take to the stage at the Mackerel Quay on Sunday, before Monday's grand finale - the D13.5 dance event and a Guiness World Record attempt to see how many people could slide down a 38ft bouncy castle in two hours.
Milford Haven Mayor Councillor Yvonne Southwell said: "I was so impressed by the whole festival, especially the Milford Youth Matters event, which was so well run by Sian and the team.
"What they do for Milford youth is brilliant - engaging and helping to direct young people towards the right jobs, and promoting things that benefit the town. I hope that we will be able to help them with fundraising events in the future."
Port of Milford Haven corporate affairs director Mark Andrews added: “The Port of Milford Haven is committed to promoting Milford Marina as a vibrant destination for marine-leisure and tourism. We regularly organise, host and support events to increase footfall to the area which benefits local businesses and the community.”