NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 10th, 2012.
Former child star and singing sensation Charlotte Church will be performing new material at this year’s Llangollen Fringe Festival.
The festival’s organisers have confirmed that the Welsh songstress will be opening this year’s festival on Thursday 12th July.
Her new material has been described as a bold and unique new sound, creating vast musical landscapes with big drums and big guitars.
Charlotte Church originally rose to fame as a classical singer, releasing her first album ‘Voice of an Angel’ aged just 12 which went on to sell over ten million records worldwide.
Also appearing at the festival will be former Dr. Feelgood guitarist and Game Of Thrones actor Wilko Johnson with a three-piece band featuring Norman Watt-Roy of Blockheads fame.
Followed on Saturday and Sunday by a Spoken Word Weekend that includes an audience with actor, comedian, documentary maker and pop star Keith Allen (Saturday 14th).
A brand new play will also take place on board the Llangollen heritage railway steam train and a special performance with current Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke (Sunday 15th).
During the week there are concerts with Bangor’s WE//ARE//ANIMAL (Tuesday), Doyle & The Fourfathers (Wednesday) and ska Legends The Beat (Thursday).
The week’s entertainment is rounded off with another specially themed World Music Weekend featuring performances from roots reggae band Talisman (Friday 20th) and an energetic evening of dancing with African Soukous pioneer Kanada Bongo Man & Band (Saturday 21st).
A special closing concert will be held to finish the weekend in the grounds of the historic Valle Crucis Abbey, featuring Wrexham’s Heal The Last Stand and 100+ members of Wrexham Community Choir (Sunday 22nd).
Charlotte Church will be appearing live at Llangollen Fringe at Llangollen Town Hall, Castle Street.
Tickets are £12 each, doors open at 7.30pm
All tickets, including festival tickets, which allow entry to all events during the festival are available at £55 each from www.llangollenfringe.co.uk or by calling the Fringe box office: 0800 1455 779.