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Bridgend in 2015

As well as its spectacular scenery, dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and world class golf, Bridgend is home to many events throughout the year - some quirkier than others. 

And 2015 promises to be no different, with plenty on offer to keep you entertained.

Here's a taste of what's coming up:

March - Cwlwm Celtaidd

A family festival of music, song & dance of the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany & Wales, with a packed programme of concerts, dances, workshops, street dance displays in the Town Centre and on the Esplanade on Saturday, our legendary sessions in the bar and Beach Ceilidh on Sunday.

April - Porthcawl Jazz Festival

One of the biggest Jazz Festivals in Wales returns to Porthcawl  this spring.  The Porthcawl Jazz Festival always attracts some star names and previous performers include Buddy Greco, Jacqui Dankworth and Digby Fairweather.  Numerous events will take place at a variety of locations throughout the weekend as well as the headline acts at the town's Grand Pavilion every evening.

October - Feastival, Wales' Alternative Food Festival
For two days Bridgend town centre will be alive with the sights, sounds, scents - and of course tastes - of some of the very best Welsh and local food and drink.  More than 40 exhibitors will be taking part offering a wide range of mouthwatering treats to try and buy, while the entertainment promises to amuse and surprise!

October - Porthcawl Elvis Festival

Every September thousands of Elvis fans descend on the Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl for a unique celebration of The King.The feature events take place in the magnificent Grand Pavilion, whilst the nearby Hi Tide Inn hosts over 100 shows during the weekend, many with free admission.  There are also over 20 venues around the town hosting events as part of the fringe festival.

December - Elf World Record Attempt

Bridgend's famous annual Elf-steddfod, taking place each December! Hundreds of Santa's little helpers gather in the town centre in an attempt to break the World Record for most elves gathered in one place.

For a full list of events happening in Southern Wales please visit our website

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