Llandeilo gears up for Jazz@Llandeilo 2014

With the sun blazing and the countdown on to the start of Jazz@Llandeilo 2014, the town is gearing up for what will be the third annual jazz festival (July 4-6).
With two main venues - the Angel Hotel and the new outdoor arena at the rear of the White Horse Inn - the festival is set to attract jazz lovers from all over Wales.
Continuing the international theme of previous years, the festival will feature traditional New Orleans style jazz from the French band Zauto Stompers.
Returning for the third year will be Cardiff singing legend Li Harding and her trio.
This year The Jiveoholics are back following their debut in 2012, along with 20 other bands, and more than 70 performers from all over Wales.
This year, there is a greater emphasis on providing opportunities for local musicians to play on the village green and for buskers to come and play in the side streets of town.
Festival organiser Simon Buckley, chief executive of the Llandeilo-based Evan-Evans brewery, said: “Whatever the weather, this is going to be one magnificent party. With bands from all over Wales and Europe, we have a truly International feel.
“Tickets are selling well. There is an ‘early bird’ offer of just £10 up to June 27.
“After June 27, tickets are just £15 per adult.
“We believe that the event represents great value for money and a fabulous weekend of great music.
“The programme goes on until 12.30 on Saturday night, with a final line-up of top jazz and blues bands.
“This year, you don’t need to worry about getting home; we have organised buses going to Llandovery, Llangadog, Carmarthen and Ammanford and everywhere in between.
“I am grateful to our sponsors, without whom this event would not take place.
“This year, it has been harder than ever to get the larger local companies to support the event.
“So with demand taking off for tickets, we would urge people to book online, and make sure they have there place at West Wales’s foremost jazz festival, Jazz@Llandeilo 2014. See you there.”

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