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Barry’s Fonmon Castle announces new Queen rock festival

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One of Barry’s most famous venues – an eclectic mix of culture, history and dinosaurs – has announced a new event.

Described as the first of its kind in the UK, T-Rex is going to have to move over for Freddie Mercury as Fonmon celebrates rock band Queen in the “Queen of The Castle Festival”.

Featuring live performances from The Rhapsody Rock Orchestra, opera star Adriano Graziani and the ultimate live Queen tribute band ‘Flash’, Fonmon really is encouraging everyone to go Queen crazy, inviting guests to dress up for the event.

Recently appointed events consultant Ross Mackintosh, said despite putting together thousands of events in the past, this one really is like no other.

“I’ve put together a lot of events over the years,” said Mr Mackintosh, “but this has been a bucket list idea I’ve been waiting to execute.

“After five months of hard work with the team, I’m thrilled to finally unveil it.

“I’m confident it’ll be a big hit, attracting visitors from all over the UK and overseas!”

Medieval cemetery and burial ground found at Fonmon Castle

At the start of the year it was revealed an early medieval cemetery had been discovered within the grounds of Fonmon Castle.

Archaeologists from Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religion carried out a dig in the summer, with further radiocarbon dating and analysis revealing the full extent of their find.

The excavation offers fascinating new evidence about life in early medieval Wales (AD 400-1100) and the history of Fonmon and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Researchers believe the site was not just used for burial. They also recovered many fragments of animal bone, some displaying evidence for butchery and cooking, metal working debris, and fragments of rare imported glass drinking vessels.

Penarth Times: Fonmon Castle's recently appointed events consultant Ross Mackintosh excited by the new eventFonmon Castle’s recently appointed events consultant Ross Mackintosh excited by the new event (Image: Fonmon Castle)

Penarth Times: Excavation of an ancient burial ground was recently revealed in the castleExcavation of an ancient burial ground was recently revealed in the castle (Image: Cardiff Uni)

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‘Queen of The Castle Festival’ details

Queen of The Castle Festival is on Sunday, September 15, at Fonmon Castle with the main stage be in a large festival marquee.

Phase one discounted Standard Tickets only £25. VIP tickets £50.

Strictly over 18s.

Tickets and information at: https://fonmoncastle.digitickets.

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