Performing Arts in Wales

National Eisteddfod

Pronounced ey-steth-vot, this eight-day movable feast of Welsh culture is Europe’s largest festival of competitive music-making and poetry. Descended from ancient Bardic tournaments, it is conducted in Welsh, but th…
Performing Arts in Wales

Urdd National Eisteddfod

Urdd Eisteddfod is a young people’s festival – urdd (pronounced irth) is Welsh for ‘youth’ – held in late May/early June at changing venues. It's one of Europe's biggest youth events. The format resembles its bigger…
Performing Arts in Llangollen

International Musical Eisteddfod

The International Musical Eisteddfod was established after WWII to promote international harmony. Every July it attracts 4000 participants and 50,000 spectators from around 50 countries, transforming lovely Llangoll…
Performing Arts in Llangollen

Llangollen Fringe Festival

This small-town, volunteer-run arts festival, held over 11 days from mid-July, manages to attract some surprisingly big names: 2016’s line-up includes The Selecter and Gang of Four. There are also poetry readings, a…
Music in Powys

Gŵyl Gregynog Festival

Since 1933 this festival has brought classical music to various historic locations across rural northern Powys. The epicentre of it all is the eponymous Gregynog Hall near Newtown, the historic seat of the Blayney f…
Sports in Bala (Y Bala)

Bala Triathlons

Bala gets booked up during the middle-distance triathlon in June and the standard version in September.
Music in Bangor

Bangor Music Festival

Trends in contemporary composition, avant-garde performances, masterclasses, talks and conferences all come together during this six-day festival, held in collaboration with Bangor University's Music School.
Performing Arts in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Tenby Arts Festival

A week-long celebration in a variety of venues around town, the annual arts fest features everything from poetry readings by Caldey Island monks to sandcastle competitions. Expect classical concerts, talks on seawee…