A local charity has benefitted from a donation this week following the hugely successful 2023 Tenby Blues Festival.

Presenter BB Skone hands over a cheque of £500 to Dave Goulding of PATCH following the successful Tenby Blues Festival.
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Tenby Blues Festival is a community based festival which believes in giving back to the community that supports it, especially at this time of the year when people and families in the Shire will be suffering extra hardship.

The picture shows BB Skone, Tenby Blues Festival compere & Pure West Radio presenter handing over a cheque for £500 to Dave Goulding of PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship) following another successful festival.

This year, a record number of gig goers attended a record number of shows, over 50, in venues all over town, most of the ticketed shows were sold out and nearly all the shows on the free Blues Trail were at maximum capacity.

The De Valence main stage featured acts like Geraint Watkins (of Paul McCartney and Van Morrison’s bands), Blues Diva Dana Gilliespie (who worked with David Bowie), and multi-Grammy nominee American Guy Davis.

Following the festival, BB Skone said: “It was tiring but fun - wonderful fun indeed and a vintage year.

“Thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible plus the artists, staff, tech crew, venues, sponsors, and of course you lovely festival goers,” he added. “Hopefully see you in beautiful Tenby over the second weekend of November 2024. Until then, dig the Blues.”

The 2024 Festival will take place over the weekend of November 8-10.