WITH two successful years of large crowds and great weather, the Penarth Lawn Tennis Club’s Music and Street Food Festival is set for a grand return.

It is scheduled for May 25, kicking off Penarth’s summer.

This year the PLTC say they are pleased to announce the event is run in association with their first major sponsor, Tailor Made Travel. “Their input and help has allowed us to organise another great and varied lineup of music acts.” Tailor Made Travel CEO Simon Morgan praised last year’s event, and is excited to be involved as the major sponsor of this intimate and family orientated event.

The festival starts at 2pm with local band Karmen Field, formed in 2016 by friends from Penarth. They played in many venues across Penarth and Cardiff.

They are followed at 3pm by the talented Smokey Smuthers and The Mellow Fellows, an exciting rhythm and blues band. They have been together for some 20 years, and are influenced by the likes of Cream and B.B. King.

This year the festival has been lucky to attract Nikki Pope, a local singer /songwriter who performs all over the world. Her track Blue Lagoon has gone on to accumulate almost 3 million hits on YouTube along with over 200,000 streams on Spotify. Her music and performances have been praised by Jason Derulo, Michael Buble, David Beckham and Macy Gray. Nikki is a great coup for this event and she occupies the 4pm slot.

At 5pm Cardiff-based band The Little Giants kick off a set of covers ranging from Elvis to Justin Timberlake. They play all genres in venues throughout South Wales with a regular Saturday spot at Brewhouse.

The headline act, The Special Brew, close out the festival with an extended set that includes all the Bad Manners hits and many other Ska inspired songs. They play all over the UK and are recognised as one of Britain’s best tribute bands – and the only endorsed by Buster Bloodvessel.

On the food front, there will be something for everyone. The Bearded Taco will supply a range of tacos, pizzas will be provided by Ffwrnes, artisan burgers from Bwydiful and the popular Brother Thai serving up Thai Rotis. Vegetarian options are available from all vendors.

Alcoholic and soft drinks will be provided at the two tennis club bars, one situated in the clubhouse and one an external bar. A full range of beverages will be provided, including local real ales. No food or alcohol is allowed through the gates.

Gates open at 1.30pm. Tickets are available from The PLTC Bar, online via bit.ly/pltcfestival19 or on the gate on the day (subject to availability).