Llandybie looks set to kick the Covid pandemic in the teeth when the bilingual Jam Tybie music festival takes to the stage on June 4.

“With Covid having had such an impact by kicking so many businesses and community events in the teeth, now it's our turn to kick it back,” said organiser Dai Nicholas. 

The festival kicks off at 12.30pm with Ammanford Brass Band and Cor Merched Tybie before progressing to other pubs and venues throughout the day culminating with late performances from the ever-popular Jac y Do, Carmarthen’s ukele band and Anthony Cresci.

“The range of bands and performers reflects the real diverse nature of the community,” explained Dai.

“We’ve got brass bands and choirs fronting up with classical, rock, blues and traditional Welsh folk music.”

All venues within the village, including pubs, clubs and the church, will host music, food and entertainment with a distinct family orientation, while fund raising drives throughout the event will support several local charities including the Sue Ladd Cancer Appeal.

Jam Tybie was set up as a community interest company in 2018 which means it’s incorporated status allows for transparency with annual accounts being published as well as the opportunity to apply for community grants.

“There are three of us as directors and we aim to use the status to organise mother community initiatives throughout the year,” added Dai.

“We’re looking to spotlight the youth and the younger people of our community as well as talent events and sporting events for all ages”.

Further details can be viewed on Jam Tybie Live’s Facebook page.