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Music fans of all ages flocked to the Welsh Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park, over the Bank Holiday weekend, for Tribute in the Park. 

The Council’s family tourist attraction showcased some of the biggest tribute acts in the UK on August Bank Holiday Monday, with performances taking place on the purpose-built stage in the colliery courtyard. 

Chart-topping songs from the likes of Take That, Beyonce, Little Mix and Lady GaGa had the audience singing along and dancing at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery. 

Those performing on stage were In The Mix, Donna Marie as Lady GaGa, Leanne Green as Beyonce and Take @ That

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “The Welsh Mining Experience is normally filled with laughter and excitement as visitors from all over the world enjoy the sights and sounds of a bygone age, but on this occasion it was filled with music and plenty of singing. 

“The audience had an amazing time at Tribute in the Park and I would like to thank everyone for joining us and for making it a magical festival atmosphere.” 

As part of a major investment programme at the Welsh Mining Experience totalling almost £500,000, the layout of the site has been restructured and improved, as well as the introduction of a fresh interpretation of the history of Coal and the Rhondda Valley. 

The Welsh Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park, also has themed events planned around Halloween, when X-Scream and Spooktacular will return for 2017, followed by Santa’s Toy Mine at Christmas. 

Weekly attractions include the Black Gold Experience, as retired coal miners guide visitors on a journey around the former colliery site. 

The Black Gold Experience includes a visit to the Lamp Room, where visitors collect their miner’s helmets, the original Court Yard, taking in the breathtaking sights of the historic Chimney Stack, which dominates the Rhondda Valley skyline - along with the original Pit-head Wheel and Winding Gear. 

For further details on all the attractions and facilities at the Welsh Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park, visit www.rhonddaheritagepark.com and like/follow Rhondda Heritage Park on Twitter and Facebook. To book your visit call 01443 682036.

Posted on Tuesday 29th August 2017

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