Town ready to spring into life as mu­si­cians strike up this week­end

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

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

(Bid).

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.

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