Tim Knifton

The King

September 2013

For a street photographer, this is heaven. For a few years I’ve wanted to go to this festival and this year we managed it. A good friend of our previous camera club who is renowned for capturing every facet of candid street photography, Dave Mason and his wife were coming down from London and wanted to meet up. How could we refuse?


Every September thousands of Elvis fans descend on the Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl for a unique celebration of The King.

The feature events are the Official Shows taking place in the magnificent Grand Pavilion. These include The Elvies, the World’s leading award Show for Elvis Tribute Artists In addition, The Hi Tide host over 100 shows over the weekend, many with free admission.

Finally, over twenty venues in and around the Town form the Fringe Festival, making Porthcawl the largest Elvis event in Europe.

We spent a good many hours wandering the sea front and the fairground area enjoying the spirit and fun of the day.

I am still working on my photos but these were some of my favourites from the day which included other aspects of the seaside town rather than just the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

'Always Cool' 'Beach Elvis' 'Elvis is here' 'Sorry we are closed' 'Tribute 2'As the King would say “Thank ya very much.”

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