Alfie Boe to headline at Ponty’s Big Weekend

Ynysandharad Park is going to be welcoming Alfie Boe, who is one of the country’s favourite tenors. He is going to the venue to be part of the Ponty’s Big Weekend. This performer has appeared on some of the greatest stages in the entire world, and those who are attending the weekend are going to be very excited about his appearance on July 22.

There are also many other musicians appearing at the event from all sorts of different musical backgrounds. From Barbados come the band Cover Drive and the chart topping artist from Essex, Olly Murs is also going to be in attendance.

The event is something the usually only takes place on Saturday and Sunday, however this year, the event has been extended to Friday. This has been called the Friday Fringe and it has been designed in order to get people who are attending the weekend excited about the weekend’s events.

Alfie Boe initially became famous after he was heard singing while working in his previous job as a mechanic. Since being discovered he has become famous in a very short space of time and has even had the privilege of training at the Royal Opera House.

He has also gone on to gain international fame after appearing on Broadway in the production La Boheme. So far he is sung in two albums which have been in the top 10 and his first album just achieved Gold status this year.

The head of tourism for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, where the event is taking place, is Christian Hanagan and he is commented, “We are very pleased that the event has managed to secure such a prominent name in music in this country. It is a real testament to how successful this event has become and we’re looking forward to it continuing for many years.”