UK Folk Festivals - Wales

Folk Music Festivals in Wales

Welsh festivals are lively, and justifably famous for their singing. There aren't as many festivals in Wales as we'd like, but they are all great music festivals.

The list has been updated for 2024, and we will update it regularly. Remember, we can't check every ticket price, unfortunately, as some are not listed until closer to the event, so we advise you to check the prices yourself.

Click on a festival name and it expands to reveal the full details (like the first one).

Taking place in May

Tredegar House Folk Festival - 10th May 2024 - Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 8YW, Gwent

The festival celebrates the best in international folk music and dance. OVer 30 years of music, it attracts big-name music performers and dance troupes from across the UK and Europe. Set in the National Trust grounds of Tredegar House stately home, there are also ceilidhs, open mics, workshops, farmers' market and a CAMRA real ale bar.

Location: Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 8YW
Date: Friday 10th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets at £25
Contact for info: susieoates135@hotmail.com
Website: www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk/
County: Gwent
Country: Wales


Devauden Festival - 24th May 2024 - Devauden, Monmouthshire

A mixed festival, at previous events there was a strong bias for folk music on the Friday. so take a look closer to the date to see if this happens this year.

Workshops, Battle of the Bands, local brews, family entertainment. Three stages, with one dedicated to acoustic music.

Location: Devauden
Date: Friday 24th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £46
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: devaudenmusicfest@gmail.com
Website: www.devaudenfestival.com/
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


HowTheLightgetsIn Festival - 24th May 2024 - Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG, Herefordshire

The world's largest festival of philosophy and music is back - HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay-On-Wye on 24th-27th May!

Amongst the beautiful Black Mountains, you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating today's biggest ideas, as well as a spectacular array of musicians and performers.

Across 300+ events, we'll bring together superstar philosophers, trailblazing scientists, award-winning writers, and political giants to tackle the most pressing issues of our times. Join discussions designed to push the limits of what you know with speakers hand-picked for their creativity and insight.
First Speakers - https://howthelightgetsin.org/festivals/hay/the-big-ideas/speakers

Location: Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG
Date: Friday 24th May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £178
Contact for info: (0)20 7837 3000 / enquiries@artandideas.org
Website: howthelightgetsin.org/festivals/hay
County: Herefordshire
Country: Wales


Fire in the Mountain - 30th May 2024 - nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Spurred on by their love of folk music and outdoor activity, and seeing potential in a farm not used to it's full potential, 20 - 30 vounteers came together on the farm to begin the journey of a big tidy up and clear out.

Through the efforts of countless volunteers and 5 festivals, we can safely say that our aims to renovate and maintain the farm have been a success. There is still work to be done, and still ideas to be brought to fruitition. It's an annual small gathering of the finest folk musicians in the world.

Location: nr Aberystwyth
Date: Thursday 30th May 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £195
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@fireinthemountain.co.uk eloquista@gmail.com
Website: fireinthemountain.co.uk
County: Ceredigion
Country: Wales


Taking place in June

Gower Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2024 - Weobley Castle, Llanrhidian, SA3 1HB, Gower

Fabulous music every June on the stunning Gower peninsula.

Tickets limited usually to 350 - 400, so get your soon.

Look at their fabulous location!

Location: Weobley Castle, Llanrhidian, SA3 1HB
Date: Friday 7th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA. A variety of Day tickets too.
Contact for info: joy@gowerfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Gower
Country: Wales


Unearthed In a Field - 21st Jun 2024 - Solva, Haverfordwest, SA62 6YE, Pembrokeshire

A 3 day festival for our global community with the stated objective as the expansion of consciousness from the material to the ethereal.

Mixed genre, with a fair bit of acoustic and folk music. Check the line up to see if it suits you.

Location: Solva, Haverfordwest, SA62 6YE
Date: Friday 21st June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £175
Contact for info:
Website: unearthedfestival.co.uk
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


Taking place in July

Llangollen Fringe Festival - 5th Jul 2024 - Llangollen, Denbighshire

Mixture of various media, incliding folk music, celebrating its 20th anniversary. With individual event tickets, you can choose your favourite artists to suit your taste in music and entertainment.

The Fringe is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

As well as attracting visitors from all over the UK, the Fringe continues to grow its local following and is achieving its aim to become 'the festival for the town in the town' - thanks to everyone in our audience.

Location: Llangollen
Date: Friday 5th July 2024 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Some individual event tickets
Contact for info: contact@llangollenfringe.co.uk
Website: llangollenfringe.co.uk
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales



The festivals below are from last year which, at the time of our last check, had not yet updated their websites to 2022.

This helps you check up on festivals we haven't yet confirmed are on this year. If you see any that HAVE recently updated to this year, let us know (email is given on the Contact page). And if we've missed a festival completely, do tell us.

Took place in April last year

Wales International Harp Festival - 5th Apr 2023 - Caernarfon, Gwynedd

The Wales Harp Festival offers an excellent opportunity to learn, participate and enjoy Harp music in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK where nature and historic architecture provide the best experiences for any tourist. Why not combine this opportunity to visit the harp festival with exploring our region?

There will be concerts, competitions, master-classes, lectures, fun classes for absolute beginners, harp exhibitions and much more.

Not a folk festival in the traditional sense, but as usual we like to include something a bit different.

Location: Caernarfon
Date: Wednesday 5th April 2023 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@walesharpfestival.co.uk
Website: walesharpfestival.co.uk/
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales


Took place in May last year

Fishguard Folk Festival - 26th May 2023 - Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Fishguard's Folk Festival brings together its unique mix of local talent and well-known performers to provide four days of songs, tunes and dance. Most events are still free, and whether you want to play, sing, dance or just watch and listen, there is always a choice of things to do in throughout this fun-packed friendly festival. Add in the beauty of the location on the world famous Pembrokeshire coast and you have the perfect weekend.

Location: Fishguard
Date: Friday 26th May 2023 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA - It's mostly FREE, 4 ticketed events.
Contact for info: judy.whitehouse@gmail.com
Website: www.fishfolkfest.co.uk/
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


Took place in July last year

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod - 4th Jul 2023 - Llangollen, Denbighshire

Each year since 1947, over 4,000 performers from across the globe head to the beautiful little Welsh town to take part in a unique event combining competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Around 25 different competitions celebrate song, music and dance, climaxing with the prestigious 'Choir of the World' where winning choirs compete for the Pavarotti Trophy.
Traditional folk singing and dancing from across the globe

Location: Llangollen
Date: Tuesday 4th July 2023 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets from £20
Contact for info: info@international-eisteddfod.co.uk
Website: www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk/
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


Beyond the Border - 7th Jul 2023 - St Donats Castle, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

Wales' international storytelling festival.

So a bit different. But being different is not a crime.

Beyond the Border is the UKs biggest storytelling festival and to celebrate 30 years of the festival we will be bringing the best Wales, UK and international storytellers and artists to Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire (SA19 6RT)

This incredible location is rich with stories, myths, legends, history, surrounded by wildlife and nature.

We will be weaving our magical festival amongst the landscape, buildings, castle and woodlands full of stories, performances, and music for adults, young people and their families.

The festival turns 30 this year and we will be celebrating the diverse communities of Wales in the many languages of this land.

Location: St Donats Castle, Llantwit Major
Date: Friday 7th July 2023 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £154
Also available Day tickets from £88
Contact for info: info@beyondtheborder.com / 01792 602060
Website: www.beyondtheborder.com/festival
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Country: Wales


Folk on the Farm - 13th Jul 2023 - Tyddyn Mon, LL70 9PQ, Isle of Anglesey

From small beginnings in 2013 the Folk on the Farm festival has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the folk festival calendar, attracting hundreds each year and featuring some of the best folk artists from around the UK.

Includes Quality Real Ale (from The Great Orme Brewery Company), Festival Food, Stalls, Fringe Festival in Cafe, Singarounds & Sessions.

Location: Tyddyn Mon, LL70 9PQ
Date: Thursday 13th July 2023 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets - £15 and £25
Contact for info: folkonthefarm@live.com
Website: www.folkonthefarmfestival.com
County: Isle of Anglesey
Country: Wales


Folk on the Lawn - 13th Jul 2023 - Abbey Mil, Tintern, NP16 6SE, Monmouthshire

Site for 2023 not updated for 2023.

Coming from near and very far. Some with countless 'hits' or 'views' or 'followers' on various media platforms; some with few. Some with record company deals; others producing self-released albums. All did wonderfully.

Location: Abbey Mil, Tintern, NP16 6SE
Date: Thursday 13th July 2023 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Tickets on the day
Contact for info: 01291 689346
Website: folkonthelawn.com
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau - 20th Jul 2023 - Dolgellau, Snowdonia

A Welsh festival of, well, Welsh folk music. One of the biggest Welsh Festivals.

If you have a guitar in the attic, or a bodhran in the cupboard, or maybe a fiddle under the bed, then bring them along! There is sure to be a jamming session in a pub or two.

If you're a musician who would like to play in front of an audience, there will be a busking stage on the Square where you could perform in front of the crowd.

Location: Dolgellau
Date: Thursday 20th July 2023 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £62
Contact for info: pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru
Website: sesiwnfawr.cymru/en/home/
County: Snowdonia
Country: Wales


Took place in August last year

National Eisteddfod of Wales - 5th Aug 2023 - Ceredigion, Conwy County

The BIG one!
The National Eisteddfod of Wales is one of the great festivals of the world, attracting over 160,000 visitors every year. An eclectic mixture of culture, music, visual arts and all kinds of activities for people of all ages, there's something for everyone on the Maes during the first week of August every year.

The Eisteddfod is a travelling festival which belongs to the people of Wales.

Site doesn't seem to like our pop-up box, so right click the link and select open in new tab.

Location: Ceredigion
Date: Saturday 5th August 2023 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various event and day tickets
Contact for info: gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk
Website: www.eisteddfod.org.uk/
County: Conwy County
Country: Wales


Green Man - 17th Aug 2023 - near Crickhowell, Powys

A large independant event, with a wide range of artists, and genres, more than 100 acts playing indie, psychedelia, Americana, and folk across 5 stages. Food stalls and a bar will be open in the evening. Many different themes.

Check to see if it matches your tastes.

Supports the Bevan Foundation as well.

Location: near Crickhowell
Date: Thursday 17th August 2023 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets 78 still available
Contact for info: info@greenman.net
Website: www.greenman.net/
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Between the Trees - 25th Aug 2023 - Candleston Castle, Bridgend CF32 0LS ,

New to our lists.
This festival features science, nature, art, music and the spoken word.
It includes some folk stars as well.

Location: Candleston Castle, Bridgend CF32 0LS
Date: Friday 25th August 2023 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: betweenthetrees.co.uk
Country: Wales


Between the Trees Festival - 25th Aug 2023 - Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Music - Natural Science - Art
An idyllic, new, 100 acre, woodland site in South Wales.

Between The Trees has a unique theme of music, natural science and art. The festival aims to engage people of all ages with the natural world and to re-connect younger generations with the wonder and restorative qualities that this woodland environment offers. Musically, it is grounded in contemporary folk, Americana and acoustic roots genres, blending new exciting talent with more established performers; the music is wholly original and always wonderful.

Location: Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr
Date: Friday 25th August 2023 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Also available Day tickets £25 - 40
Contact for info: patinalive@gmail.com
Website: www.betweenthetreesfestival.co.uk/
County: Bridgend
Country: Wales


Took place in September last year

Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk and Acoustic Music - 1st Sep 2023 - Llanwddyn, Lake Vyrnwy, SY10 0LR, Powys

Site says this is for the last time!

A small event, so don't leave it to late to get your tickets.
This is the fifth time it's taken place, includes a crafts fair, ceilidh, sing-arounds and all the usual things.

A small village of 36 houses, but they can run an festival! With an interesting line-up.

Location: Llanwddyn, Lake Vyrnwy, SY10 0LR
Date: Friday 1st September 2023 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@llanwddynevents.co.uk
Website: llanwddynevents.co.uk/llandwddyn-folk-acoustic-music/about-the-weekend
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Gower Bluegrass Festival - 8th Sep 2023 - Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill SA3 2EH, Swansea

Well, it's sort of folk music, isn't it.

And we do like to include something a bit different every now and then.

Location: Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill SA3 2EH
Date: Friday 8th September 2023 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: 01792 371 206
Website: https://www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk/gower-blue-grass-festival-8th-9th-10th-september-2023-gower-heritage-centre/
County: Swansea
Country: Wales


Took place in November last year

Tenby Blues Festival - 10th Nov 2023 - Tenby, Pembrokeshire

The Tenby Blues Festival has grown rapidly and is now firmly established as one of the major events in the UK Blues calendar. This intimate and friendly festival has built its reputation on the strength of its line up that just gets better by the year.

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Tenby
Date: Friday 10th November 2023 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@tenbyblues.co.uk
Website: www.tenbyblues.co.uk/
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


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