ABERGELE'S favoured alt country sons will lead a bevvy of bands to celebrate the fruits of EU funding for fledgling talent in North Wales and beyond.

The glorious and now largely Liverpool based Gintis will make their long-awaited return home to the Conwy Comrades on Saturday, October 5 for the Paid Cymru! all day event.

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Conwy post-punk band MAINES incorporate some literal shoegaze. Picture: Offhand Photography

Welcoming the seven piece - who earlier this year gifted music lovers with the Bill Ryder-Jones produced single Four Movements (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4) - home to North Wales beloved Conwy post-punk outfit MAINES, Wrexham’s Eitha Da and Rhyl anti-folk duo Scotch Funeral alongside Bangor based three piece Hel Dinky and solo artist Mattie Ginsberg.

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Wrexham musician Eitha Da

As if that wasn’t enough, this exceptional gathering which will raise funds for Old Colwyn’s TAPE Community Music & Film will also welcome across the border Manchester based Rhyl musos Beachcomber, St Helens’ The Loungs and Merseyside bedroom pop rocker Bill Nickson as well as Liverpool's alt guitar band COW and alt folk six piece The Good Host.

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Liverpool's COW. Picture:Paul Canning

Gintis and COW guitarist Kyle Lee, who has helped curate the event with Dave Podbury of MAINES, said: “This is not a rally or a protest in any way shape or form - we just want to raise awareness of what might happen to small charities, festivals, arts projects and musicians who rely on EU funding if the UK do pull out of the EU.

“There are many local charities such as TAPE who rely on funding and donations to provide numerous opportunities to the local community to take part in a whole different manner of projects.

“TAPE has played a massive role in the lives of many throughout the North Wales coast, and over the years, my band Gintis - along with countless others - have benefited from their amazing facilities too.

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St Helen’s band The Loungs. Picture: Facebook/ The Loungs

"I’ve since moved to Liverpool and have decided to bring some of my favourite Merseyside bands down with me. Liverpool is one of those cities that has benefited majorly from EU funding, so I had no issue convincing my friends’ bands to come down and support this event."

With 10 bands in a stacked line up, there's never been a better reason to support a good cause and enjoy the very best of grassroots music from across North Wales Wales and the North West.

The event runs from 3pm and tickets are £6, available on the door.