LLANDUDNO’S very own jazz festival returns for its fifth year staging sumptuous sounds against a spectacular back drop.

The very best musicians of the jazz scene in Wales and beyond will once again converge for three full days and nights for the Llandudno Jazz Festival 2019 in July.

The event will once again be held at the unique location of Bodafon Farm Park, overlooking the promenade with another fabulous lineup guaranteeing something for everyone, from the seasoned connoisseur to eager novices.

As well as the main stage marquee presenting high-end jazz across three days, performances will be spread out throughout the venue with trad jazz in the Upper Courtyard, jazz jams in the Hall and Stage B - formerly known as the Fringe stage - with popular jazz, soul and more for the festival which will be hosted this year by the returning artist Alan Barnes.

A stage C is also being finalised, expected to be housed in a venue in Llandudno, featuring a jamming session with DJ Hako and several prominent musicians.

Geoff Burke, a festival co-founder said; "The festival has really broadened in scope this year - as well as mainstream jazz there will be lots of event happening in and around Bodafon Farm across the weekend."

Artistic Director Neil Yates has again programmed a super line-up that features many fabulous jazz artists such as Sara Oschlag, David Newton, Benn Clatworthy, Zoe Rahman, Tony Kofi, Brandon Allen, Dean Masser and many more set to be announced.

This year's festival is also expected to feature a tribute in memory of co-founder Ed Burke, who sadly died in January, with a special concert and part of the event named in his honour.

Also performing at the festival is North Wales’ own Ian Shaw of St Asaph, internationally acclaimed and twice winner of BBC Jazz Awards Best Vocalist who also is a regular on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4, BBC Radio London and Jazz FM.

Mr Burke said: "We're delighted to have Ian Shaw as part of the festival as he returns home to North Wales.

"He came to last year's festival and we are thrilled that he's agreed to play - he's quite a character."

"He's a really big name in jazz, blues and soul circles so it's great to have him on board."

The event will provide full facilities for any jazz lovers who wish to take full advantage of the unique setting by camping, and will also be a circular-saw barbecue, a terrace cafe, full bar services and an outdoor wood fired pizza oven.

So grab your diary to set the date for the weekend starting Friday, July 26 for three days of incredible music.

Full festival tickets are £138, with Stage B weekend tickets TBA and there are day, afternoon and evening tickets available.

Camping will be available from 12pm on Thursday, July 25 until 12pm on Monday 29.

To book, or for more information, visit llandudnojazzfestival.com.