40 pictures from 11 years of the Porthcawl Elvis Festival

There may have only been one king of rock n’ roll but for one weekend a year hundreds descend on a small South Wales seaside town dressed as him.

Now we’re not saying that all of them look like Mr P, but you’ve got to give our boys – and girls – full marks for getting into the swing (ahem) of it.

For 11 years Porthcawl has played host to the Elvis Festival, which returns this Friday.

In honour of the impersonators who still adore the late ‘Big Hunk O’ Love’, here’s a look at 40 Elvis devotees who’ve been rocking out over the years.



 

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