A former Rydal Penrhos pupil is gearing up for a busy summer across the globe with his chart-topping indie band.
Rob Hall, who left the school in 2011, is a drummer with Llandudno four-piece Catfish and the Bottlemen and they are set to enhance their growing reputation at a series of high-profile shows during the festival season.
They begin with a special gig at Spillers Wharf in Newcastle on May 25, before taking the stage in front of thousands of revellers at London’s Victoria Park on June 1.
The band then take their talents to Europe for the I-Days Festival in Milan, the iconic Benicassim in Span and Lollapalooza in Paris, before returning to home soil for Kendal Calling and the Y Not? Festival.
This will be followed by their landmark headline performance at Cardiff Castle on July 29, and their busy schedule also includes a trip to the United States to play at the Chicago leg of Lollapalooza.
The former pupil will end the summer at Boardmasters in Cornwall on August 10, in addition to Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.
Catfish and the Bottlemen have become one of the most recognisable bands on the indie scene in recent years and topped the UK Album Chart with their second release entitled The Ride.
The Brit award winners have a strong reputation as one of the best live acts on the circuit, with a third album expected to be released in the coming months.