Irish group HomeTown are the latest act to be added to the Access All Eirias line-up for Sunday 7th of June at Colwyn Bay’s Eirias Stadium. They’ll join headliners The Vamps, Foxes, Only Boys Aloud and Ruthin rapper and The Voice semi-finalist Joe Woolford, at North Wales’ biggest outdoor summer pop event. Things have moved quickly for HomeTown, a six piece vocal group made up of singers from the four corners of Ireland, since X Factor judge and pop Svengali Louis Walsh picked the 6 lads from over 2,000 young hopefuls when auditions took place in Dublin back in May 2013. The HomeTown sextet of Brendan Murray (18), Cian Morrin (20), Dayl Cronin (21), Dean Gibbons (21), Josh Grey (17) and Ryan McLoughlin (21) have already been making waves in Ireland. Their debut single Where I Belong became the fastest-selling single from a debut artist and the quickest -selling single from an Irish artist in 2014. The track features an instantly upbeat and buoyant melody, a sing-along chorus and features the flawless harmonies that HomeTown have already become instantly recognised for. The single, penned by Irish chart toppers Kodaline, managed to beat Ed Sheeran and One Direction to the number one spot, a feat that is a source of great pride for the group. Over the past twelve months, they have grown as a group, supporting Shane Filan on his Irish tour and playing to a 14,000 capacity crowd at the annual Childline concert in Dublin’s 3Arena. Access All Eirias is North Wales’ only pop summer festival event in 2015. Tickets for this great family day out are on sale now Here.
The much anticipated debut of the world’s biggest boy band, Only Boys Aloud complete with boys from North Wales will take place at this year’s fabulous Access All Eirias at Eirias Stadium in Colwyn Bay on Sunday June 7 Only Boys Aloud will feature the full choir of 13-19 year olds from the south along with boys who are being recruited at rehearsals this month in Holyhead, Caernarfon, Rhyl and Wrexham. The big stage at Access All Eirias offers the pan-Wales choir their first live performance, where they join an expanding family line-up of headliners The Vamps and Foxes. It has been announced that another local voice will take to the stage on June 7, with the Ruthin Rapper, Joe Woolford, a recent contestant on BBC1’s The Voice joining the growing line-up. Joe was coached by Rita Ora on the show and got as far as the live semi-finals, where he performed Labrinth’s Jealous, and sang with Rita and fellow contestant Karis on their version of Magic chart-topper Rude. Afterwards Joe told Emma Willis the experience had been “unreal”, adding: “I auditioned for series one and I didn’t even make it on to the show.” Access All Eirias promoter, Pablo Janczur of Wales’ largest independent music promoter, Orchard, said: “We’re excited that Access All Eirias will be the first live appearance by the expanded North Wales Only Boys Aloud to increase the family appeal of the event even further. With great pop acts The Vamps, Foxes and now Joe Woolford, it should be a great day out, and there are more acts still to be announced.” Only Boys Aloud is celebrating its fifth year in 2015, during which time they have experienced some incredible highs, including the final of Britain’s Got Talent, singing at Buckingham Palace, and recording a Top 40 Christmas album. OBA Music Director Tim Rhys Evans said: “It is terrific that we are now able to involve boys from North Wales in Only Boys Aloud, a region with such a fantastically rich choral heritage. We always aim to recruit lads from every type of background and with our policy of neither charging nor auditioning, we hope that hundreds more lads will give choral singing a go, maybe for the first time. Access All Eirias gives us a tremendous opportunity to bring the whole choir together for the first time, and we can’t wait.” Rehearsals for North Wales begin on April 20, any boy aged 13-19 is welcome, regardless of experience. There are no auditions and no fees for taking part, the message is - just come along and give it a try! Times are: Wrexham: Bamford Suite, Wrexham Racecourse Stadium Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30 Rhyl: Rhyl Pavilion Theatre Mondays 6.30 – 8.30 Caernarfon: Caernarfon Rugby Club Mondays 6.30 – 8.30 Holyhead: Holyhead Football Club Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30 OBA North Wales Project Manager Eleri Watkins said: “This is a really wonderful opportunity for the boys of North Wales, which will change their lives and broaden their horizons. We have found a wonderful team of captains who will lead the local rehearsals, and are really looking forward to taking to the stage at Eirias Stadium on June 7.” This project will be launched in style on Friday 17th April with an event at Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog.