Saturday, March 03, 2007

Laugharne Weekend Festival

"The festival aims to celebrate Welsh literature as well as cult writers and outlaw voices. It's a weekend where you can see a whole range of the finest writers from the Celtic fringes rubbing shoulders with psychedelic rockers, train robbers and Lily Allen's dad."

Sounds like fun. And all in you know who's backyard too.

The organisers of this brand new festival are promising interesting chat, great music and lots of drinking. Some of the illustrious rogues you get to shoot the shit with are gobby actor Keith Allen; writers such as Niall Griffiths, Joolz Denby, Desmond Barry, Lynsey Hanley, Patrick McCabe, Rachel Trezise, Dan Rhodes, John Williams and the fabulous Nick Kent. You'll also stumble across musical types like Peter Hook out of New Order, ex-Gorky Richard James and Welsh-language singing legend Meic Stevens. If that's not badass enough for you then keep an eye out for Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds and ubiquitous international drug smuggler (retired) Howard Marks.

The Laugharne Weekend Festival will take place March 31 - April 1 (2007). For the full programme of events, ticket details, accommodation advice etc check out the festival website.