Top Choice Literature in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Hay Festival

The 10-day Hay Festival is Britain's leading festival of literature and the arts – a kind of bookworms' Glastonbury. Like an iconic music festival, it has the gravity to attract the brightest stars in its corner of …
Music in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Green Man Festival

This four-day music festival has a sterling reputation for its mellow vibe and green ethos and for catering well to children and people with disabilities. It attracts A-list indie acts such as The Brian Jonestown Ma…
Music in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

HowTheLightGetsIn

Billed as the word's largest festival of philosophy and music, HowTheLightGetsIn returned to Hay in 2018 with a program entitled Darkness, Authority and Dreams, featuring speakers as diverse as linguist Noam Chomsky…
Sports in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Beast

A gruelling mountain-bike challenge over 44 or 68 miles. The entry fee (£35 in advance; £40 on the day) covers camping, refreshments on the route, a 'pasta party' and a T-shirt. All proceeds go to Brecon Mountain Re…
Sports in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Crickhowell Walking Festival

Held in the week wrapped around St David's Day (1 March), this nine-day festival features guided treks, workshops on outdoorsy themes, and music. It's proven so popular that it's now extended for a long weekend in S…
Music in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Fringe Festival

Started as an alternative to the famous Brecon Jazz Festival (which, sadly, blew its last note in 2015), Brecon Fringe brings a wide range of musical styles to pubs and other venues in and around town over four days…