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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 15:44 UK time, Friday, 24 September 2010

Stuck for something to do this weekend?

Well, if you happen to be wandering around Porthcawl this weekend - don't be alarmed if you bump into 1000's of Elvis fans sporting wigs, side burns and outrageous costumes.

The Porthcawl Elvis Festival begins tonight and runs until 26 September.

The official shows take place in the Grand Pavilion and includes the 'Elvies' - the world's premiere event for Elvis tribute acts.

An Elvis impersonator in Porthcawl. Image by Mat Fraser:

Elvis impersonator by mat fraser

There are also lots of shows taking place at the Hi-Tide Inn and plenty going on at the Fringe Festivals dotted around town - making this the largest Elvis event in Europe!

The weather forecast is shaping up nicely too with sunny weather and light N winds forecast so those wigs should stay on ;)

I'd love to see pics from the event, so if you're going - email your best photos to me at wales.nature@bbc.co.uk.

Read a blog about a new film being made all about the festival.






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