The festival is set to be the first major event in the town in 18 months and will feature live music, vintage cars, street entertainment and more! It’s free to attend, and there’ll also be free parking in all council car parks for the day!
The live music lineup features a wide range of blasts from the past, including swing from the Morriston Big Band, rockabilly from the James Oliver Band, and tribute acts of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and ABBA – perfect timing for the recent comeback! Llanelli-based jazz and tap group A Time to Dance will be kicking off the festivities on stage at 12pm, with live music to follow from 1pm at the top of Vaughan Street.
A whole host of vintage cars will be on display from 9am, with the iconic Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond featuring front and centre in Stepney Square.
The date also coincides with Llanelli Monthly Food Market, so you'll still be able to pick up your monthly treats; market traders and street food stalls open from 9am, while the walkabout street entertainment and kids' crafts begin at 10am.
Businesses throughout the town centre are also hosting vintage-themed activities on the day, with vintage games in St Elli Shopping Centre, a record fair at EJ’s Bar and Restaurant, a Repair Café at Threshold DAS – all from 10am to 4pm – as well as a fully-booked 70s Night at Llanelly House.
You can download a poster for the festival to put up on display below.
Llanelli Vintage Festival made its debut in 2019 with a record-breaking attendance, but saw all its plans for 2020 pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chair of Ymlaen Llanelli, Lesley Richards, is looking forward to the day: “It’s been so long since we held an event and we’re so excited to be back. It’s been great supporting BID businesses with our initiatives over the past year, and now that restrictions are eased, we think some celebration is in order to welcome our town centre back with style!”