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Sŵn music festival

Green Man Festival

The Green Man Festival, Glanusk Park, Brecon Beacons has grown to become one of the most attended music festivals in Wales. The festival is based around a number of music stages and activities for the whole family, with weekend camping in the Beacons a favourite option to the festival goers. The festival has been described as " Heaven" by the UK's Guardian newspaper.  [Picture right of the burning Green Man - cited Joseph Hatch - Green Man Festival]


National Eisteddfod of Wales

Our eisteddfodau are popular festivals of culture, song and dance. The biggest of these eisteddfodau is the National Eisteddfod of Wales – a mix of pageantry and poetry, dance, theatre, choral singing and rock music that attracts more than 150,000 visitors annually. 

Maes B

Maes B showcases the best of the Welsh music scene and takes place during National Eisteddfod week.


Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 

The International Musical Eisteddfod at Llangollen attracts musicians and dancers from around the world. Luciano Pavarotti made his first international appearance at Llangollen, when as a young adult he performed with his choir from Modena. 


Cardiff Singer of the World 

The Cardiff Singer of the World Competition is a singing competition held every two years. Started by BBC Wales in 1983 to celebrate the opening of St David's Hall in Cardiff, it's considered one of the most prestigious competitions in the opera world. Auditions are held worldwide with 25 singers being selected to represent their own country in Cardiff. Our very own Bryn Terfel won the Lieder Prize in 1989 and has since rocketed to international stardom. 


Festival No 6

Festival No 6 takes place from 3 - 6 September in the beautiful, Italian-inspired village of Portmeirion, near Bangor, north Wales.

[cited Joseph Hatch - Green Man Festival]


Glass Butterbeach

In August enjoy surfing, wakeboarding, great music and creativity at Glass Butterbeach in Abersoch, north Wales.


Sŵn Festival

Sŵn Festival is a music festival curated by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and Cardiff-based promoter John Rostron, which takes place annually in Stephens' hometown of Cardiff, Wales. Sŵn promotes and celebrates new music coming in and out of Wales and the Welsh Language Scene


North Wales International Music Festival

The North Wales International Music Festival aims to bring the finest international artists to north Wales. A week of classical music concerts from internationally acclaimed artists. 


Gregynog Festival

It's the oldest festival in Wales and one of the UK’s best classical music events. Aberystwyth in West Wales provides the location for the June festival.

cited Joseph Hatch - Green Man Festival