Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza to host fringe festival at 2023 event

THE Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza is to host its own fringe festival for the first time at its event later this year.

The annual event, which takes place this year on April 29, 30 and May 1, often attracts more than 200,000 to the town during the bank holiday weekend.

This year’s extravaganza will also be a night-time event, with organisers on the search for performers, and for venues to host shows, for the fringe festival.

A statement from the organisers read: “This year, the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza will be hosting its own fringe festival.

“The fringe will take place alongside the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza on April 29, 30, and May 1.

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“We are looking for venues that would like to host up to four shows per day. Shows will include musicians, magicians, jugglers, poets, comedians and exhibitions.

“The shows will take place late afternoon, early evening and after 8pm. They will run between 30 and 40 minutes and will be ticketed.

“If you are a Llandudno venue and would like to be involved from the start of this new annual event, please email llandudnoextravaganza@gmail.com (subject – ‘LVE Fringe Venue’).

“Calling local performers, we want you to be part of our fringe festival.

“Are you a singer, poet, magician, juggler, drama group, comedian, artist? If so, we want to hear from you.

“Can you fill a venue and entertain a crowd? If you haven’t ever tried, this is a great opportunity.

“Email your details to llandudnoextravaganza@gmail.com (subject – ‘fringe performer’).

Organisers are also looking for new team members to be part of the fringe festival, which are as follows:

  • One main stage manager.
  • One street entertainment leasing officer.
  • Eight venue managers.
  • Eight front of house staff.

Those who are interested should email llandudnoextravaganza@gmail.com (subject- “Fringe team member”).

The extravaganza committee held a public meeting last month, inviting both businesses and the public to have their say on how the event can be improved.

It followed a successful Christmas Extravaganza in the town from November 17-20, 2022, in what was the second year such an event has been held.

The Llandudno Transport Festival also takes place on the same weekend as the Victorian Extravaganza, and is based on Bodafon Fields.

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