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The King is alive: 'Elvies' brengen jaarlijks hulde aan Elvis Presley

PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a bricklayer from Surrey with his children Presley Beau 4 and a half months and Millie Mae aged 3 poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a bricklayer from Surrey with his children Presley Beau 4 and a half months and Millie Mae aged 3 poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images

Het Welshe kuststadje Porthcawl wordt elk najaar een beetje Graceland en Las Vegas tegelijk. Want in september blazen in deze plaats fans en imitators verzamelen om hun respect aan Elvis Presley te betuigen. In meer dan 20 zalen vinden honderden shows en concerten plaats die allemaal in het teken staan van The King of Rock-'n-Roll.

PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Joe Reeve, 46, Musician from Stroud Gloucestershire poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Joe Reeve, 46, Musician from Stroud Gloucestershire poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Michael Clews, 44 A Police officer from The West Midlands poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Michael Clews, 44 A Police officer from The West Midlands poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Gary Graceland, 57, A Full time ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist) from London poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Gary Graceland, 57, A Full time ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist) from London poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Michael Clews, 44 A Police officer from The West Midlands poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Michael Clews, 44 A Police officer from The West Midlands poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Ben Presley, 41, A personal trainer from London poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Ben Presley, 41, A personal trainer from London poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 23, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  Duncan Mckellar, 56, A Tractor Combine Operator from Andover Hampshire poses in a portrait studio during the World's largest gathering of Elvis Presley enthusiasts and impersonators on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: Duncan Mckellar, 56, A Tractor Combine Operator from Andover Hampshire poses in a portrait studio during the World's largest gathering of Elvis Presley enthusiasts and impersonators on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Lee Alexander, 47, A Decorator from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Lee Alexander, 47, A Decorator from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Lee Grindey, 40, A part time delivery driver from Stoke on Trent poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Lee Grindey, 40, A part time delivery driver from Stoke on Trent poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  Duncan Mckellar, 56, A Tractor Combine Operator from Andover Hampshire poses in a portrait studio during the World's largest gathering of Elvis Presley enthusiasts and impersonators on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: Duncan Mckellar, 56, A Tractor Combine Operator from Andover Hampshire poses in a portrait studio during the World's largest gathering of Elvis Presley enthusiasts and impersonators on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) John White, 31, A Merchandiser at Curry and PC World from Sheffield poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) John White, 31, A Merchandiser at Curry and PC World from Sheffield poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Lee Grindey, 40, A part time delivery driver from Stoke on Trent poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
!!! NO LONGER LICENSABLE / USABLE !!! PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Lee Grindey, 40, A part time delivery driver from Stoke on Trent poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Dennis Lewis, 65 of Abergavenny poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Dennis Lewis, 65 of Abergavenny poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
PORTHCAWL, WALES - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Steve Knight, 31, a Bricklayer from Surrey poses during a portrait session at 'The Elvies' on September 22, 2017 in Porthcawl, Wales. 'The Elvies' is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images

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