We’ve had some great music festivals this summer already and there’s even more to look forward to. This weekend Brecon will be filled with the sound of fantastic jazz music, as the Brecon Jazz Festival takes place from 10 – 12 August.
There’s much of a Twitter about the Green Man Festival too, with the Hay on Wye event taking place the following weekend (17-19 August).
Also proving popular is Merthyr Rock that takes place on 31 August - 2 September with great acts including Razorlight, Skindred and the Welsh rock band from Cardiff, Kids in Glass Houses.
Enjoy the beautiful garden, some great music and poetry at the National Botanic Garden on 26-27 August, the Celtic WomenFest 2012 has over 50 acts, including Amy Wadge and Jen Wilson.
Part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the African Express train comes to Cardiff University on 6 September with African and Western musicians including Amadou & Mariam, Damon Albarn and Rokia Traoré.
On Saturday 8 September the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will be in Caerphilly Castle, south east Wales for Proms in the Park, a magical evening of music under the stars with popular arias, orchestral favourites and sing-a-long numbers.
In North Wales its Festival no. 6, in Portmeirion from 14- 16 September, where there’ll be great music, art and culture, not forgetting fab food and drink. There’s great live music and comedy too from a host of acts including New Order, Primal Scream, Gruff Rhys and Phill Jupitus.
The North Wales International Music Festival is another one to look forward to, from 22- 29 September, the classical music event celebrates its 40th anniversary, with Royal harpist Hannah Stone and many more great musicians.
The Sŵn festival has a great line up including Charlotte Church, Faye, Gallows and Django Django. The festival takes place from 18 – 21 October at a variety of venues throughout Cardiff. At the time of the Sŵn festival, the Welsh Music Prize takes place. Last year the Manic Street Preachers, Joy Formidable, Lleuwen and Stagga were on the short list and the prize was won by Gruff Rhys.