A POPULAR festival will not return to Llandudno for its eighth instalment this summer.

Annual youth music festival TVWStock will no longer take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend due to the ongoing pandemic.

Last year’s free event, which raised funds for of Hope Restored, attracted thousands to the promenade across its four day run.

Roger Boon, chair of TVWales, said: “Following the First Minister’s update and forecast on Monday, June 8 TVWales - whilst understanding that these are difficult times for us all - are sad to announce that there will be no TVWStock Festival this summer on Llandudno Promenade.

“TVWales had received a significant number of enquiries about whether the festival would be taking place and it was important now to clarify the situation.”

The festival has grown enormously over the last seven years attracting emerging musical talent from all over Wales and the rest of the UK as well as the USA.

Founder and Technical Director, Glyn Hughes, said that TVWales were already in touch with some of the artists scheduled to perform and reported that there was a full understanding of the reasons for the cancellation.

Mr Boon added: “The money raised at the festival has supported work with the disadvantaged especially the homeless in Llandudno.

“We’re pleased that the local commitment to this work seems to be growing, with Conwy County Borough Council making provision behind the Town Hall during the Covid 19 crisis - with the local churches led by the Rev Mike Harrison - to pilotg a successful project which has the capacity to grow.

“TVWales Trustees are concerned that the momentum for the continued development of the festival could be lost. Only the future will tell.”

Anyone interested in helping in 2021 should contact Glyn Hughes at Glyn@tvwales.co.uk.