The Broadcasts, Fire Fences and Written In Kings played in our Bridgend College Sony Theatre on 10th February to a great crowd of over 300 people. This was the first concert featuring unsigned Bridgend bands and such was the success of the gig, more are being planned.

“It was better than anyone could have expected. It was amazing,” said Steve Bletsoe, co-owner at Ella Riley’s Traditional Sweets in the town, who originally came up with the idea. “It was good to see the bands enjoying themselves. When we first thought of the idea, we thought 200 people might turn up, but there were more than 300 in there.”

Rock acts Written In Kings, The Broadcasts and Fire Fences shared the stage on Friday night in what is hoped will become the first in a series of live, quarterly shows to breathe new life into the local music scene. Smaller acoustic sessions are also planned for the town.

Written In Kings drummer Nathan Beaton, 25, told the audience he hoped the event would become a regular fixture on the local music scene, offering young music fans somewhere to go to see the latest acts, while also championing those acts by giving them an opportunity they would not otherwise have.

Read the full Wales Online article here.  (Photo credit: Becky Welford Photography)

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