Validation layers: loader_validate_layers error

Having trouble moving forward from instance creation point. Validation layers are available and enabled. Debug messenger is setup. Instance fails to create. The error message is:

Validation layer: read_data_files_in_search_paths: Searching the following paths for manifest files: /home/beany/.config/vulkan/implicit_layer.d:/etc/xdg/vulkan/implicit_layer.d:/etc/vulkan/implicit_layer.d:/home/beany/.local/share/vulkan/implicit_layer.d:/usr/local/share/vulkan/implicit_layer.d:/usr/share/vulkan/implicit_layer.d:/var/lib/snapd/desktop/vulkan/implicit_layer.d

Validation layer: read_data_files_in_search_paths: Searching the following paths for manifest files: /home/beany/.config/vulkan/explicit_layer.d:/etc/xdg/vulkan/explicit_layer.d:/etc/vulkan/explicit_layer.d:/home/beany/.local/share/vulkan/explicit_layer.d:/usr/local/share/vulkan/explicit_layer.d:/usr/share/vulkan/explicit_layer.d:/var/lib/snapd/desktop/vulkan/explicit_layer.d

Validation layer: loader_validate_layers: Device ppEnabledLayerNames contains string that is too long or is badly formed
Failed to create instance