Coronavirus: Porthcawl Elvis Presley festival cancelled

Elvis fans enjoying the 2016 festivities

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The pageant has been working since 2004

A seashore the city’s annual Elvis Presley pageant has been cancelled because of the pandemic.

It normally attracts a crowd of 35,000 with 100 impersonators functioning at 30 venues in Porthcawl, Bridgend county, on the finish of September.

Competition founder Peter Phillips stated present restrictions on are living tune at venues intended it will now not cross forward.

He stated musicians had been a number of the remaining so that you could go back to paintings in Wales because of the present restrictions.

“There’s a entire trade on grasp,” stated Mr Phillips.

There were different requires extra monetary improve for freelance performers and technical workforce hit by means of the pandemic.

The Welsh Executive has pledged £53m for the humanities.

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