What's On Keith Allen

The full line up for the 2012 Llangollen Fringe Festival has been announced and this year it promises to be even bigger and better than ever.

The event, which will take place from the 13th to the 22nd of July, is dedicated to bringing exciting and engaging performances and events to the town and this year is no exception including appearances by Keith Allen, current poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Games of Thrones actor Wilko Johnson’s band. The full programme will shape up like this:

The festival opens on Friday 13th July with raucous and raw rhythm & blues from former Dr. Feelgood guitarist and Game Of Thrones actor Wilko Johnson with a three-piece band featuring Norman Watt-Roy of Blockheads fame.

This is followed on Saturday and Sunday by a spoken word weekend that includes an audience with actor, comedian, documentary maker and pop star Keith Allen (Saturday 14th), a brand new play taking place on board the Llangollen heritage railway steam train and a special performance with current Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke (Sunday 15th).

During the week there are concerts with Bangor’s WE//ARE//ANIMAL (Tuesday), Doyle & The Fourfathers (Wednesday) and ska legends The Beat (Thursday).

The week’s entertainment is rounded off with another specially themed world music weekend featuring performances from roots reggae band Talisman (Friday 20th), an energetic evening of dancing with African soukous pioneer Kanda Bongo Man & Band (Saturday 21st) and a special closing concert in the grounds of the historic Valle Crucis Abbey featuring Wrexham’s Heal The Last Stand and 100+ members of Wrexham Community Choir (Sunday 22nd).

2012 promises to be the biggest year yet for the Fringe and tickets for the whole festival are on sale now; priced at just £45 the festival ticket allows access to all of the main events across the ten days.

Festival tickets are available from www.llangollenfringe.co.uk or by calling the Fringe box office on 0800 1455 779