A fantastic day out for all the family is taking place in Brynaman this weekend.

The village is set to be transformed into a carnival event on Saturday, July 6 as the annual Gŵyl y Gwter Fawr returns with plenty of activities for all ages.

From face painting to a mega slide, Gŵyl y Gwter Fawr is set to be an all-day extravaganza.

The afternoon’s live entertainment kicks off at 1.30pm on the Brynaman RFC field with Brynamman Glee Club followed by Crazy Clayton at 2pm.

Danielle Lacey will take to the stage at 3pm followed by Chip Shop Gravy at 4pm.

The ever-popular Peepshow will play 5pm followed by Hywel Edwards from 6pm.

Monkey Butlers will take over the stage at 7pm and Soul Skunks will close the festival with a performance from 8pm.

Treasurer of the Gwyl committee, Scott Davies said: “We would like to thank all our supporters for their contribution, and we are looking forward to bringing the Gŵyl y Gwter Fawr back to Brynaman on July 6 for the 17th year.”

A donation of the proceeds raised on the day will go towards a local charity.

Scott added: “Each year we raise money for a local organisation which will benefit the whole community.”

Brynaman county councillor, Cllr Glynog Davies, said: “Gŵyl y Gwter Fawr has become an important date in our village’s calendar and I applaud the huge effort put in to ensure success year after year.

“I remember the very first event. The annual Brynaman Carnival was no longer held and a small group of villagers were determined to conjure up a replacement event.

“Hence the seeds were sown to try and organise a music festival.

“Mind you with a village parade to commence the afternoon, elements of the old carnival have been kept alive.

“Gŵyl y Gwter Fawr had a successful birth and I’m so pleased that the event has grown in popularity and Brynaman RFC’s rugby field is an ideal location – an important parcel of land which joins the Upper and Lower end of the village.

“I am delighted that the event has kept the old village name in the title and I’m so pleased that the rugby club supports the festival in allowing their field to be used.

“This is great village cooperation

“I am pleased that Cwarter Bach Community Council give an annual contribution. It’s not easy to make ends meet.

“I have to complement the organising committee for their tremendous effort in ensuring that there is a wide and varied programme.

“It’s always pleasing when the main stage is given to local talent and this is always the case.

“Brynaman has always welcomed local talent and this must continue.

“I’m crossing my fingers that we have good weather which always adds to the pleasure. So please support – dewch i Ŵyl y Gwter bydd rhywbeth yno i blesio pawb.”

Entrance fee for adults is £5 and free for children.