Retrofest comes to Llanelli as a new annual festival
Oyez, oyez, oyez! An exciting new annual festival is being planned for Llanelli on September 26-27th.
Llanelli Retrofest will take us on a trip down dusty corridors of time and reinvigorate Llanelli.
There will be buskers, traders and market stall holders taking to the streets. Town criers and storytelling jesters will tour about the town. There will be open top bus tours, vintage cars on display; tasty treats from ages past to sample and a lot more besides.
Anything goes from 10 years to 300 in the history of glorious Llanelli in the festival that is being jig-sawed together as part of the national High Streets campaign.
Town traders are being encouraged to take to the streets costermonger style with an offering of their goods on trestle tables or carts to show what they have to offer and getting everyone in the mood by dressing up in costumes or hats from yesteryear.
Bands could bookend the festival at the Eastgate end of Stepney Street and at the Cowell Street junction and between the library and Llanelly House, playing moody period music that will welcome festival visitors from every direction.
There will be selective busker sites along the streets and a main stage area on the cross at the junction of Vaughan and Stepney Street. The buskers over the duration of the event will rotate about the street.
Llanelly House will have organised tours and Llanelli Public Library will hold a ‘Taste Back In Time’ event.