The festival of Classics car rally comes to Newport city centre again next month.

The Festival, first staged by the Newport Now Business Improvement District in the city centre last year, takes place on Saturday, June 9, from 11am to 4pm.

Businesses should note that High Street, Commercial Street and Griffin Street will be closed from 9am to 5pm to allow the event to take place safely.

Classic and vintage cars, motorcycles and other vehicles will be on display along High Street and parts of Commercial Street.

There will also be a small street market in Commercial Street provided by Cotyledon Markets, featuring a variety of craft and food stalls.

Last year’s event attracted hundreds of people into the city centre.

Newport Now BID chairman, Alan Edwards, said “We’re working with organiser John Gibbon once again to bring some fascinating vehicles into the city centre.

“The addition of a street market – which will not be selling anything in competition to businesses on High Street and Commercial Street – will mean there will be something for all the family.”

The Festival of Classics is part of a calendar of events organised or sponsored by the BID, all aimed at increasing footfall in the city centre at key times of the year.

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