Ammanford Big Day Out is set to be replaced with a brand new carnival, it has been revealed.

Ammanford Town Council has teamed up with Menter Bro Dinefwr, who will now be responsible for working with the council to deliver several annual key events in the town.

As part of the provision for 2018, Ammanford Carnival will be resurrected and held on Saturday, July 21.

The event will also mark the start of another new project, the Miners’ Fortnight Festival which will take place from July 21 until August 4 and will include two full weeks of activities to reflect the Ammanford historic mining culture.

The festival will give residents an opportunity to celebrate culture and tradition which is of great importance to the Amman Valley.

Following a review of the current activities, the carnival will take place instead of the Ammanford Big Day Out, which was to be held in June, and the new event will also include Ammanford Junior Football Club Festival as well as involving other clubs and organisations in the town.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Menter Bro Dinefwr and Ammanford Town Council to work closer together for the benefit of the area,” said Owain Gruffydd, Menter Bro Dinefwr's Chief Executive.

“The working partnership coincides with a very exciting time for the town during its year as Carmarthenshire Town of Culture 2018.

“The various community activities that will take place during the year will support the local economy by providing additional opportunities for local organisations, businesses and artists, as well as giving a boost to the Welsh language, the Welsh culture, and the local communities.”

Ammanford Town Mayor, Cllr Colin Evans, added: “We are very keen to continue to develop the close partnership that has been established between us and Menter Bro Dinefwr and look forward to working together on a wide range of activities for the public during the year.

“The Council and Menter share many aims, including supporting the local economy, community development and promoting the Welsh language and our rich culture.”

Already this year, Menter and Ammanford Town Council have organised St David's Day celebrations which included a new parade with around 250 children and residents marching.

Other projects that will be held during the year include Ras yr Iaith, a race to celebrate the Welsh language on July 5, Ammanford Carnival on July 21, Miners’ Fortnight Festival from July 21 until August 4, Gŵyl y Twrch Trwyth Festival from September 22 until 23 and Ammanford Christmas Lights Day on November 23.