A Llandybie festival is set for its third year and promises to be a real cracker.

Jam Tybie returns on Saturday, August 24 and has now been set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) which will put the event on an official level to safeguard it for future years as a vehicle to provide a community focus, a promotional event for what Llandybie has to offer as a destination and as a boost to local business.

All profits from Jam Tybie as a Community Interest Company will go back to the community event for next year and to support local charitable causes.

The first event in 2017 was supported by over 14 performers who all performed for free, but the follow up year meant, in order to set the event on a commercial footing and make it sustainable, acts to the most part were paid.

Both years have seen four figure sums raised for worthy causes with this year’s event supporting the Golau Cancer Charity with a cheque from profits to be donated and the Sue Ladd and Friends being represented on the day with charity buckets.

Both charities support alleviating the damage cancer does to victims and families and is very close to organiser Dai Nicholas’ heart.

“My wife had a big battle with cancer in 2013/14 and asked if we could concentrate the efforts in that area this year, and of course I readily agreed” said Dai.

This year’s event sees it become bilingual with an even mix of Welsh and English language performers and support from Menter Bro Dinefwr with marketing and Welsh translation support.

New branding has been designed to show the diversity and vibrancy of the different acts and the different ages and backgrounds of the village, and this year the Llandybie Parish Church has stepped in to offer a family area with stalls, Cream teas, children’s activity and a Hog Roast.

Dai added: “We felt it was important to offer something for the whole community”.

This year the music kicks off in the Ivy Bush and The Red Lion with 12 acts playing between 1pm and 7pm with a Rock Night at the Llandybie RFC and Social Clubs taking the music on 8 till late.

As the last two years the day performances are free, but the gigs in the two clubs charge £5 at the door towards next year’s event.

The line up promises to be the best yet and there is a welcome return for Jac Y Do, Anthony Cresci and Carmarthen Ukuleles and debuts from The Bar Hounds, Moose and Pwdin Reis and Katherine Richards who has just launched her first album.

The new Jam Tybie Company is headed up by local businessmen Stuart Thomas, Emyr Nicholas and organiser Dai Nicholas.

Dai added:“Rain or shine the event will be a success this year with both day venues having marquess to host the bands with Etto’s Coffee House and the clubs being under cover anyway”.

Check out the event’s posters for the full line up or look out for information on Facebook by searching Dai Nicholas Llandybie.