Pontypridd has enjoyed a rich cultural history for almost two hundred years and despite the passing of the centuries the arts have a prominent place in this famous valleys town.
It was here that a father and son joined combined their artistic forces to create the Welsh national anthem, “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau”.
PBW 2013 – Saturday Crowd Shots-77Also in Pontypridd worked a young collier who composed what is recognised as the Welsh rugby anthem in “Cwm Rhondda” which was named after a chapel in Hopkinstown.
Who doesn’t know that Ponty is the birthplace of superstar Sir Tom Jones?
Today Pontypridd has a vibrant live-music scene with many venues dotted throughout the town centre offering a wide variety of bands and soloists.
Pontypridd boasts the beautiful Ynysangharad War Memorial Park which has established itself as an ideal venue for large scale open air rock and classical concerts such Ponty’s Big Weekend and the Big Welsh Bite.
Plenty of events and activities are organised throughout the year by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to which welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to the town to enjoy fun-filled days and nights.