Organised by Ymlaen Llanelli and supported by Llanelli Town Council and Carmarthenshire County Council, the festival will see the whole town centre joining in the vintage fun with live music, vehicle displays, and fun activities from 10am to 5pm. There will also be free parking in all council-owned town centre car parks for the day.
For the early birds, street food and market stalls will be set up and raring to go from 9am along Stepney Street and Vaughan Street. Traders will then be joined by street entertainment, fairground rides, and a load of vintage vehicles from 10am, including two vintage Llanelli buses on Cowell Street that are sure to evoke some memories.
Stage acts begin at 12pm with A Time to Dance, who have created brand-new routines to get everyone up and dancing along to in their interactive workshop. Then the live music kicks off at 1pm with the Wurlitzers, followed by the VoiceTones and a Cher tribute. The cracking Meat Loaf tribute from last year’s festival makes his return, this time as the event’s headliner.
Free workshops are available throughout the day for both children and adults to get stuck into: make your own fans and tote bags in the Annibendod craft bus on Cowell Street, craft paper lanterns and decorate biscuits with A Taste of Times Past in St Elli Shopping Centre, and make and play vintage games with Raspberry Creatives in Llanelli Indoor Market.
There’s no excuse to head home when the festivities are over, as Wales kick off against Portugal in the Rugby World Cup at 4:45pm. The match will be showing in venues across the town centre, including EJ’s, Marzano’s, the New Drovers, Opulence, Ruby’s, the Thomas Arms, the Tinhouse, and the York Palace.
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