Mick Jones and Topper Headon join host of authors and musicians at Welsh festival

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Kinks founder Ray Davies is to perform at this year’s Laugharne Weekend in Wales.

The Welsh literary festival welcomes poets, authors and ‘travelling musicians’ and venues range in capacity from Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse (24) to Laugharne Castle (300).

Taking place from April 3 – 5 musicians playing include Cate LeBon and Stuart Moxham and Johnny – a duo formed especially for the festival by Euros Childs, ex Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, and Norman Blake from Teenage Fan Club.

Davies will be performing a spoken word show based on his book ‘X-Ray.’ Other conversations, panels and readings will incllude Shirley Collins, Keith Allen, Simon Armitage and Irvine Welsh.

The Clash‘s Mick Jones and Nick “Topper” Headon will be interviewed about their careers by their former tour manager Johnny Green.

Limited weekend tickets are available, priced at £65, individual shows will be priced between £5 and £15.

Individual show tickets (not weekend tickets) will be on sale from The New Three Mariners in Laugharne, Borders in Swansea and Spillers in Cardiff.

Check out the festival website for a full line-up and ticket details: www.thelaugharneweekend.com

All tickets go on sale from Friday February 6 at 9am.

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