A star-studded line-up gets ready for weekend
THE initial line-up for this year's Laugharne Weekend has now been unveiled.
The annual event again promises its usual eclectic mix of writers, musicians, artists and broadcasters.
Now in its seventh year, it is taking place in the township from April 5 to 7.
Among the names confirmed so far are BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine, pop artist Sir Peter Blake and comedian Phill Jupitus.
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They will be joined by comic and author Charlie Higson, DJ and music critic Stuart Maconie and Rhondda-born author Rachel Trezise, the first winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize. Also appearing is political satirist and comedian Mark Thomas and author Niall Griffiths along with columnists Grace Dent and Caitlin Moran.
More names are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
Weekend tickets for the festival are now on sale but the entry cost has increased from £65 to £75.
Organisers said: "There is, we're afraid, a price increase. We managed to hold prices at the same level for the last five years but this year's costs are going to be significantly higher, so we've had no choice but to raise prices."
The festival is spread across various venues and tickets are available online or at Castle Stores in Laugharne.