Music festivals and events
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 showcases the best of the Welsh music scene and takes place during National Eisteddfod week.
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 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.
It's the oldest festival in Wales and one of the UK’s best classical music events at Gregynog Hall, near Newtown. The festival also visits other venues across Wales according to each annual theme and full details of our 2018 season have just been posted on gregynogfestival.org
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.
Focus Wales is an annual showcase event for the Welsh music industry as 200+ bands are welcomed to Wrexham North Wales, across a number of venues - view the official website for more details about this years event
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.
In August enjoy surfing, wakeboarding, great music and creativity at Glass Butterbeach in Abersoch, north Wales.
Festival of Voice
The Festival of Voice Cardiff is an international arts festival which aims to celebrate the voice in all its forms. The inaugural 2016 festival, was created to celebrate Wales’ famous connection with song and to celebrate the positive effects of singing. The Wales Millennium Centre also has a creative learning programme, to inspire new talent.
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.
How the Light Gets In
How the Light Gets In is currently the world's largest philosophy and music festival.
cited Joseph Hatch - Green Man Festival