North Wales will get its first LGBT Mardi Gras festival next April.

The two-day carnival is being organised by gay group Mesmac and will be held at the Mona showground on Anglesey.

It will have stalls and music, while Mesmac volunteers will collect funds for the charity.

Cardiff holds an annual Mardi Gras but Keith Parry from Mesmac said there was a need for a gay event in north Wales..

He told the BBC: “When the Three Crowns in Bangor became a gay pub seven years ago people said it would never last, but it’s still going strong.

“With the Mardi Gras we aren’t quite sure how many people will come along, but we expect it will be around 1,000.”

Along with the festival, three drag queens hope to raise funds for Mesmac with a sponsored hike up Snowdon in August.