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So the biggest festival Solva has ever seen drew to a close with no injuries, no upsets and a great deal of money raised to help sustain our community going forward. This year saw the introduction of a video wall behind the stage which greatly enhanced the viewing experience and provided an opportunity for local businesses to advertise to over
2000 people who visited the festival site over the weekend. The music was widely praised as covering most genres from choirs to full on rock and roll. Who was best? Depends on your taste; but great reviews were received for the Bob Marley Experience who benefited from playing on a sunny Sunday afternoon, transporting the audience to Solva’s version of Jamaica.
There were no disasters, although the Saturday night rain caused a distribution board to fuse putting the stage and
Lady Gaga into darkness. Our expert crew identified the problem and got the show back on quickly. The bar had the biggest range of beers and ciders that has been put on at an event in Pembrokeshire – more than most beer festivals, and this year the planning was so good that we did not run out. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped, doing all manner of things from erecting the tents on Wednesday to clearing up on Monday. Thank you to the community for putting up with the noise and additional people and cars. So now we have to distribute the funds. If you or your organisation think that you are deserving of a grant from the festival please put in a request with Ifor Thomas, 07971 038643. We must receive this by 20 September. We are again providing grants to individuals to help with life opportunities, so apply! Don’t forget to relive the festival by watching it on Showboat TV.
NB. Congratulations to Aidan Davies, who won the overall trophy for the tallest sunflower!