A GLOBALLY viewed virtual festival is looking to become a more permanent feature to showcase Radnor talent.

The 2020 Radnor Fringe Festival was held online last weekend and renamed the Virtual Fringe Festival, which saw more than 30 hours of entertainment.

The event, which hosted more than 40 musicians, plus special open mic recordings, dance groups and DJ sets, was viewed by people from across the world.

Thanks to its success, the organisers of the Radnor Fringe Festival are discussing how they would run a permanent YouTube channel as a showcase for local talent in music, the arts and culture.

Mike Sivier, chairman of Radnor Fringe Festival said: “The Radnor Fringe was the festival on which the sun didn’t set.

“Hundreds of people visited the temporary Youtube Channel we set up and we had international viewers in Germany, New Zealand and America who got in touch to say how much they were enjoying it.

“We even had more people watching parts of the festival online that would have been permitted had we held it in Rock Park.”

The clips will remain available to view for two weeks after the event, for those who were unable to catch everything they wanted to see, those who’d like to watch again, and those who want to catch up.

“We’ll release further information about the potential for or more permanent Youtube channel as our plans take shape,” added Mike.

“Thanks go out again to everyone who contributed video material that not only showed off their own talents but also brought the sights and sounds of Radnorshire to a wider world audience.

“Thanks to all the organisers who worked extremely hard to make it happen, especially Erin Draper who edited the videos together, including putting together separate clips provided by bands who were socially distancing and to Llandrindod Town Council and everyone who visited the Cefnllys Charity Shop on Middleton Street in Llandrindod Wells for the few days we had it before lockdown.”