A POPULAR festival which takes place at a World Heritage site has been shortlisted for another award.
Underneath the Arches – which will be held for the ninth year at Poncysyllte Aqueduct this summer – is vying with the prestigious Green Man Festival for the Wales 2018 National Tourism Award.
At least 4,000 visitors, many travelling from around the UK, enjoyed a feast of live music, local food and one of Wales’ best firework displays at last year’s event at the Bont underneath Thomas Telford’s famous structure.
Underneath the Arches has gone from strength to stregnth and joins Green Man, the independent arts and musical festival held in the Brecon Beacons, Visit Cardiff and the Long Course Weekend as the four shortlisted entrants in the events section of the Welsh Government-run competition.
The festival, which is run by Wrexham Council’s tourism team, went forward to the national finals after winning the regional honours for ‘best event with under 7,500 attendees’ at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards in Llandudno last November.