Where: Llandudno, Wales
What is it?
This year’s Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza will take place from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May 2015. The event has been taking place in the seaside town on the May Day bank holiday since 1986.
The three-day event features a parade of Victorian costumed folk, live music, entertainers, sideshows and vintage vehicles. This year the extravaganza will be officially opened by ‘Queen Victoria’ on Saturday 2nd May at the Promenade stage.
During the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza weekend, a daily parade will take place, commencing at 1pm outside The Albert pub in Madoc Street. The parade usually kicks off with the Llandudno Town Band playing the Welsh National Anthem, and then continues through the town passing along the Promenade and the Town Hall.
The parade consists of a myriad of Victorian-themed characters and entertainers. Expect to see bands, dancers, stilt-walkers, vintage vehicles, and various costumed guests.
At the Victorian Extravaganza there will be an array of steam engines including showman’s road locomotives, agricultural engines and steam wagons on show. Also on display, adding a lovely bygone sound to the proceedings, will be traditional fairground organs.
To get a taste of the entertainment on offer over the long weekend, take a look at the video from the 2013 extravaganza.
The extravaganza will once again feature a community stage, for three days of live music from bands and artists including Sarah and the Siren, Alice Ormond, Andrew Welsh, Callum Brogan and Autonomy.
Other entertainment over the bank holiday weekend comes from The George Formby Entertainers, Absolute Magic, Mr Alexander’s Travelling Show and the Voltini Sideshows.