Line Up

More announcements for 2015

Harry Hill

In 2013 Harry Hill and co-writer Steve Brown developed the musical ‘I Can’t Sing The X
Factor Musical’ which opened at The London Palladium in March 2014. At Laugharne in
a show called ‘It Could Get Ugly’ Harry and Steve will tell the story behind the show and
may even sing a song or two from the musical.

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor, presenter and writer. His television work as a writer and
performer includes ‘The Young Ones’, ‘Alexei Sayle’s Stuff’ and ‘The All New Alexei Sayle
Show’. He has appeared in numerous films from ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ to
to ‘Gorky Park’ and his books include ‘Barcelona Plates’ ‘Overtaken’ ‘The Dog Catcher’
and ‘Stalin Ate My Homework’

Smash Hits

David Hepworth and Mark Ellen will talk about being in charge of Smash Hits in it’s 80s heyday
and at the end of their talk they will introduce a ”musical legend” from that era to sing a few songs

The Other Half ( Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine)

The Other Half is a collaboration between crime writer Mark Billingham and country music duo
My Darling Clementine coming together to present a dark glorious mix of story and song. The piece
is currently being recorded as an album with guest appearances from actor David Morrissey and
singer  Graham Parker

Previously Announced

Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili is a British Iranian stand-up comedian, actor. television producer and writer, Two series of The Omid Djalili Show were broadcast on BBC1 in 2007 and 2009 and he appeared in 22 episodes of the NBC sitcom ‘Whoopi’ with Whoopi Goldberg . His acting credits have included Gladiator, The World Is Not Enough, The Infidel, Pirates of The Carrribean, Notting Hill and The Mummy. His autobiography ‘Hopeful’ was published to great acclaim in 2014.

John Cooper Clarke

Something terrible would probably happen to the township of Laugharne if poet John Cooper Clarke would not pay his annual visit so please welcome back the ‘Bard of Salford’. In addition to his non stop touring he has recently appeared on Celebrity Mastermind answering questions on the films of Elvis Presley, been a panellist on ‘Have I Got News For You’ and presented his own show on BBC6 Music

Stornoway (Brian Briggs solo)

Stornoway were formed when members Brian Briggs and Jon Ouin met during Fresher’s week at Oxford. In 2009 they became the  first unsigned band to ever appear on Later with Jools Holland. Their first two albums were on the 4AD label and both reached the top twenty with the debut album ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’ receiving a Silver Disc. Main singer/songwriterBrian Briggs will perform an exclusive solo show at Laugharne prior to the release of the third Stornoway album in April.

Chalkie Davies & Chris Difford

Legendary photographer Chalkie Davies will look back on his career with the help of his friend Chris Difford. Chalkie began working for the NME in 1973 and went on to photograph David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, The Ramones,The Clash, The Specials Keith Richards and Ian Dury. A major retrospective of his work will be displayed in The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff in May 2015

Chris Difford is an English lyricist/songwriter best known for his collaborations with Glenn Tillbrook in Squeeze.

In the meantime you can see below who  appeared at the 2014 festival. Click on the photos below for more information about the individual acts. To see a copy of the complete running order click here.