LLANIDLOES Rugby Club hosted the fourth annual Heart of Wales Seven’s Rugby Festival last weekend.

More than 2,500 people descended on the town for Wales’ biggest sport and musical festival which continues to grow year on year.

This year 120 teams competed in six sports across three sites over two nights.

Music and entertainment included local musicians and Meatloaf, Tom Jones and Olly Murs tribute acts with the addition of the HedOne DJ tent.

As well as offering elite and social men’s and women’s rugby seven’s format competition the weekend saw netball and mixed touch format rugby this year saw the addition of the Welsh Tug of War Championships, Mixed Ability rugby and the Heart of Wales Ultra Marathon and 10km race.

With teams entering from all across the UK more than 50 trophies were awarded with the elite men’s rugby winners being the PC All Stars from Kenfig Hill while London’s Nomads won the elite women’s competition.

The Netball Cup winners were Synergy Allstars from Blackburn and Mixed Ability rugby winners were the Colwyn Bay Stingrays who beat Newtown Dragons in the final.

The WRU hub officers also had reason to celebrate after winning the social plate competition.

Plans are already being formalised for the 2020 event with founder Jordan Davies hoping for further expansion.

Davies said: “Becoming Wales’ biggest sport and music festival is a special feeling and it is even better to have an event which Wales can be proud of.

“A big thank you to everyone who has supported, sponsored and stuck with the event through its early days of 16 teams.

“There are a lot of special people in the Llanidloes community for which I am forever grateful and they should be proud of the part they have played.

“We are looking forward to seeing where the event can go in the near future, as well as introducing our a junior event, and hopefully play our small part in the immense tradition of Welsh sport.”