Porthcawl Elvis Festival: Date set for 2015 seaside event – WalesOnline

Elvis Presley fans won’t be lonesome this September as the dates for the the much loved Porthcawl Elvis Festival has been set.

‘Ponty’ Elvis, pictured on Coney Beach, welcomes the news of a festival date with open arms

Suspicious minds can be put at rest, the event, which sees hundreds of Elvis fans descend on the seaside town, will be held from September 25 – 27.

Elvis Presley Festival Porthcawl. Donna Morgan, 36, from Blaina.
Donna Morgan from Blaina at a previous festival

There will be a number of official shows taking place at the Grand Pavilion in the seaside town, including The Elvies, described as the world’s leading award show for Elvis tribute artists.

Elvis Presley Festival Porthcawl. Left to right, Nigel Giddins, Alun White, and Robert Brice.
Nigel Giddins, Alun White, and Robert Brice celebrate with the donkeys on the beach

The Hi Tide restaurant, official sponsor of The Porthcawl Elvis Festival, will host 50 ETAs (Elvis Tribute Artists) who will perform in more than 100 shows in four bars during the weekend.

Karl King, left, and Robert Aaron will be saving up their prize tokens for more fairground fun this year

The event has become so popular that around 20 venues in the area now host the fringe festival – free performances from tribute artists to complement the official performances taking place in the Grand Pavilion.

See more brilliant Elvis Festival 2014 pictures here:

For more information on the festival visit the official website.

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