Thursday, February 05, 2009

Laugharne Weekend 09

Weekend tickets for Wales’s coolest literary festival, The Laugharne Weekend, go on sale this Friday (February 6th). Tickets for individual shows will be available on February 13th. You can purchase tickets here.

Now in its third year Laugharne has firmly established itself as the UK's least ponciest literary shindig. One minute you might be listening to the dulcet tones of punk goddess Patti Smith, the next you are standing beside Louis De Bernieres at the urinal. It's that kind of vibe. The town itself may be located at the arse-end of nowhere but that’s an integral part of the festival's kooky charm. And it’s another stellar line-up, this year – just feast your eyes on this lot:

Mick Jones & Topper Headon (The Clash), Patti Smith, Ray Davies, Irvine Welsh, Alexei Sayle, British Lions (Phil Bennett, Mervyn Davies, Bobby Windsor, Stewart McKinney), Louis De Bernieres, Mark Steel, AL Kennedy, Simon Armitage, Twin Town, Shirley Collins, Stuart Maconie, Luke Haines, DBC Pierre, Dan Rhodes, Patrick McCabe, Alasdair Roberts, Keith Allen, Howard Marks, Jon Ronson, Jon Langford, Willy Vlautin, Geoff Dyer, Andri Magnason, Tu Chwith, Stella Duffy, Niall Griffiths, Rachel Trezise, Gordon Burn, Jeb Loy Nichols, Joe Dunthorne, Charlotte Greig, Robert Lewis, Desmond Barry, Matthew Scott, Edward James Mugford, Denis Kehoe, Nam Le, Trevor Byrne, Helen Griffin, John Williams, Jonny (Euros Childs & Norman Blake), Richard James, Cate LeBon, Sweet Baboo, Threatmantics, Katell Keineg, Radio Luxembourg.