A WEEKEND of swinging live jazz is promised for Llandudno.

Jazz on the Farm festival 2020, at Bodafon Farm Park, is the worthy successor to the popular Llandudno Jazz Festival which preceded it for five years.

The event is supported by Geoff Burke, former director of the Llandudno Jazz Festival, and honours the memory of co-founder Ed Burke.

Ed died on Monday, January 14 2019 aged 44 after a battle with cancer.

He co-founded the annual jazz festival with his father Geoff and jazz musician Neil Yates – bringing legends such as Jack Bruce, Mica Paris, Elkie Brooks, Chris Barber and Georgie Fame to the town throughout the year under the name of Calon Promotions.

As well as live jazz, the new festival will host a variety of music on its main stage and Fringe stage.

Geoff said: "The Fringe event will include a special tribute gig for Ed on Thursday, June 18 at Tiffany Cafe & Bar as with last year's festival.

"The festival will take place again at Bodafon Farm Park as before with the brilliant Neil Yates, previously artistic director of the Llandudno Jazz Festival, now programming this new festival."

Camping and caravan facilities will be available at the event which will run from Friday, June 19 until Sunday, June 21.

Geoff added: "Audiences can be assured that Jazz on the Farm will do justice to the previous Llandudno Jazz Festival.

"The event will see many favourite jazz musicians and will include talented new faces, many from North Wales.

"They will be performing in some familiar, and some brand new line-ups. With resident favourites like the Dave Newton Trio, Tony Kofi, Neil Yates, Art Themen, Sara Oschlag, Dean Masser and host Alan Barnes, and never-before seen projects and commissions." For full details visit www.jazzonthefarm.com