Swansea Bay's UK's City of Culture bid is submitted
SWANSEA Bay's bid to become the UK's City of Culture has been submitted to the Government.
The high profile Cwtch the Bid campaign has attracted the support of stars such as Michael Laudrup, Melanie Walters, Mal Pope and Russell T Davies.
And the Cwtch the Bid team even employed a superstar postman as Hollywood actor Michael Sheen sent off the final submission to the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
Swansea alt-folk band Rag Foundation also Cwtched the bid.
The band hit the headlines this summer when their music was heard during the Premier League Swans against Manchester United broadcast which reached 647 million homes around the world, a global TV audience of 4.7 billion.
Now they have joined in the chorus to get Swansea Bay's bid to be crowned City of Culture 2017.
Swansea Bay will take on Hull, Dundee and Leicester in the bid to win the prestigious title that could boost the city's cultural life and economy.
Winning the title and hosting a year of cultural events will help to attract more visitors to the city, bring community members together, and increase levels people working together on creative projects.
Swansea Bay, together with the three other short-listed cities, has now submitted a final bid to Department for Culture Media and Sport.
An independent advisory panel will then meet again to decide a winner which will be announced in November.
David Phillips, Swansea Council leader, said: "The bid for Swansea Bay to become UK City of Culture 2017 is really starting to gather momentum."