Town ready to spring into life as musicians strike up this weekend
THE Gar Gwyl Music Festival will be rocking its way into Llanelli’s town centre Spring Gardens this weekend.
It’s the third year running for the festival to be staged.
The event follows hot on the heels of a series of successful town centre events – an open-air screening of the movie Grease, The Big Get Together party, the Veterans’ Day Parade and the 80s Festival.
All the events have boosted the appeal of Llanelli town centre as a shopping and entertainment destination.
On Saturday, musicians will be playing from 1pm to 8pm in a talentfilled day organised by Cadno Music and Ymlaen Llanelli - the team behind the Llanelli Business Improvement
The owner of Cadno Music, Alun Rees, is excited by the prospects for a great day’s entertainment. He said: “The Gar Gwyl Festival is always a highlight of the music scene in the town.
“The people of Llanelli love music and so we jumped at the chance to show off the hard work of local talent once again and hope that locals, as well as people from further afield, come along to support the event.”
Following the success of their recent 80s Festival, the chairwoman of Ymlaen Llanelli, Lesley Richards, is anticipating another smash-hit event.
She said: “We’re really excited to be teaming up with Cadno Music for the festival again this year - District we take pride in supporting our amazing local musicians and driving up footfall at the same time. The rain affected last year’s event so we are hoping for sunshine on the day as we know people in the town love music!”
This year’s line-up sees some Gar Gwyl newcomers taking to the stage, including: Rookery Lane, Windshake, the Other Side, Cue the Bad Guy, and The Lost Comets.
Joining them are returning acts from previous years: Elphies Kingdom, Jenny Krysa, Llanelli Community Wind Band, and Llanelli Ukulele Players. The festival is free to attend. Don’t forget to bring your own chairs for what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon in Spring Gardens.