The Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk and Acoustic Music is back this year and more excited than ever. This is the fifth birthday of the event, so expect a big celebration!
The event is set to take place on 1st and 2nd September 2017.
The line-up is set and excitement has well and truly commenced. Those that have experienced the festival before know all about its charm and character, as a small event in a small village, tucked away in the rural area of Powys in mid-Wales.
The idea of this festival is that it is purely staged to ensure people have a good time for a small price, in a very unique and special part of the world. A range of local musical talent will come together to ensure that a fantastic event is staged for you, your family and friends.
The event is put on by a number of different people, from the committee, volunteers and performers, to local organisers, the public and local establishments.
For new attendees to the festival, the first thing you should know is that it is an event that is ‘little’ but has a ‘big personality’. The selection of folk and acoustic musicians at the festival will undoubtedly blow you away. On arrival to the festival, you’ll immediately have the opportunity to soak in the scenery and atmosphere, before pitching your tent (if you are camping) or just getting to know some of the other attendees. Those not camping can, of course, take advantage of the nearby Holiday lodges mid-Wales at Brightwater Lakes!
The weekend kicks off on Friday night with plenty of music sessions on the site and in the main hall. Expect plenty of sing along songs and opportunities to enjoy the Ceilidh night!
Saturday morning is a gentle start with 11am seeing the bar host a sing-around until around 1pm, where the main concerts will kick off. Each artist performing will play for around 40-50 minutes.
At 4:15pm to 7pm another sing-around in the bar will take place, until the evening concert that starts at 7pm, with an expected finish of 11pm. If you are interested in having a go at the sing-around, you are able to put your name down and leave the rest to the organisers, though get your name down ASAP, as it is very popular!
Sunday morning will see a church singing session at St Wddyns and it is widely encouraged that everyone gets to down show a fantastic send off!
Food, Drinks, Crafts and other stalls
The weekend will be running a full craft fair, as well as a wide range of foods and drinks on offer. It is strictly no ‘tat’ at the festival, so you won’t walk away with anything you don’t see real value in! There will also be an in-house café, a BBQ and a village shop with plenty of supplier, with the bar open Friday 6pm- late and again on Saturday from 11am- late.