Grab your proton packs and fire up the flux capacitor as Llanelli 80s Festival and Armed Forces Day 2023 takes the town centre back in time on Saturday 24th June!

The day will begin with the Armed Forces Day parade led by Llanelli Veterans Association, which will leave Spring Gardens at 11am and conclude at the event’s stage on Vaughan Street. Llanelli Cadets will then lead a skills demonstration, followed by a drumhead service led by Rev. Eldon Phillips until 12:15pm. 

The 80s fun then begins at 12:30pm as replicas of two major icons of the decade ride into Stepney Square: the Ghostbusters’ famous Ecto-1 Cadillac, and the DeLorean time machine as seen in Back to the Future Part 2, both on display until 4:30pm.

Our Vaughan Street stage is set to rival Glastonbury’s main stage, with tributes to 80s pop stars Kylie Minogue and Michael Jackson, plus sets from local bands the Reflex, Otherside, and the Electric Company, making for a day of non-stop 80s hits. 

There’ll be hot street food vendors and bars ready to serve everyone getting into the groove, as well as market stalls for those who want to pick up a sweet treat to take home. 

Businesses will be joining in the fun for the day, with an 80s theme in EJ’s on Friday night, a pre-show in the Second 45 at 1pm on Saturday, and two classic 80s films in the Ffwrnes: Back to the Future Part 1 shows at 4pm, while Cocktail shows at 7:30pm. People Speak Up will also be stationed in the St Elli Centre from 10am to 12pm with free retro badge-making. 

And of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without some after-parties – evening entertainment from town centre businesses includes live music, DJs, karaoke, fancy dress and more, with venues including Llanelly House, the York Palace, the Tinhouse, Marzano’s, the New Drovers, Ruby’s Bar, Opulence, Stamps, and the Met Bar.

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