Valleys soundtrack campaign

A soundtrack to the South Wales Valleys has been launched to encourage people to visit. Featuring music from artists like the Stereophonics and the Manic Street Preachers - each song has a recommended place to visit or recommended activity.

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'Sounds of the Valleys' playlist boosts tourism hopes

For years the South Wales Valleys have been home to some of the country's best musicians, and now a tourism group have put together a soundtrack of their songs to encourage people to visit the area.

The Sounds of the Valleys playlist features artists like Tom Jones, the Stereophonics and the Manic Street Preachers.

As Nicola Hendy reports, the people behind the idea hope it will help dispel some stereotypes.

Tourism expert: Valleys music campaign will 'change perceptions'

"There's a lot of people who live in the Valleys and a lot of people who've lived in the Valleys over the years - not just in music but in other arts and industry and so on" says Peter Cole, from Capital Region Tourism.

"We have sent people out from the Valleys across the world to change the world and now we need to change perceptions of the Valleys for people coming back".

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Tom Jones and Stereophonics feature on 'Love the Valleys' playlist

Tom Jones' 'The Green, Green Grass of Home' is included in the playlist Credit: John Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

A soundtrack to the South Wales Valleys has been launched to help encourage people to visit the area.

The 'Sounds of the Valleys' playlist features music from artists like the Stereophonics, Tom Jones and the Manic Street Preachers - each song has a recommended place to visit or recommended activity to do.

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