It’s been a July to remember for Swansea with one of our busiest ever months of events!
The summer of #GoodVibes kicked off in style with major concerts, our annual Airshow which featured a special 50th celebration, a royal visit and much more. Let’s take a look back at all the action!
On 3 July, HRH The Prince of Wales visited Swansea as part of the Swansea at 50 celebrations; 50 years after the Prince came to the city on July 3, 1969, two days after his investiture as Prince of Wales to announce the decision at Swansea’s Guildhall.
The events started off in spectacular style with the Wales Airshow on 6 & 7 July, two days of aerial acrobatics and ground displays along the bay. Hundreds of thousands of visitors came to the city for the country’s biggest free show, and were treated to amazing displays from the Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Typhoon and much more.
And this year thousands also enjoyed Airshow After Dark – a night time light show featuring a night glow, fireworks lighting up the bay and more, all celebrating Swansea’s 50th anniversary as a city.
The annual Swansea Special festival also took place on 9 & 10 July, an inclusive sporting event for those with physical, learning and intellectual disabilities, across a number of swimming and track events!
Next up, over 30,000 fans headed to Singleton Park on 13 July for a day to remember – the Stereophonics played an electric concert to celebrate 20 years of Performance and Cocktails and that Morfa Stadium gig. How’s about the same in another 20 years?
There were some famous faces on show as well, as on 24 July, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband Michael Douglas were in Swansea, as Catherine received the Freedom of the City at a ceremony in the Guildhall, followed by a red carpet evening in the Brangwyn.
Catherine Zeta-Jones wasn’t the only one to be granted Freedom of the City, as the 157 (Welsh) Regiment of the Royal Logistics Corp (RLC) is celebrated being granted the freedom of Swansea with a parade and march in the city centre on 27 july. 157 (Welsh) Regiment of the Royal Logistics Corp (RLC) which has always recruited strongly from Swansea, received the freedom of the city at a special ceremonial event at the Guildhall.
The action in Singleton Park wasn’t over either, as Pete Tong brought his Ibiza classics 2019 to Swansea on 27 July! Joined by the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, thousands of fans partied throughout the evening to some of the biggest dance tunes, led by one of the UK’s biggest DJ’s in the first of the weekend double header of music.
The weekend of music in Singleton Park continued as Jess Glynne came to Swansea on 28 July! Holding the record in the UK for the most no1. singles held by a female solo artist, Glynne played her hits to over 10,000 fans.
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