There are a number of music festivals in North Wales, because of its expansive countryside and gorgeous scenery it serves as the setting for a number of incredible events.
Ranging from fresh small scale events, which are just digging their roots into the North Wales festival scene, to epic monster weekends headlined by massive bands and performers, our fields and woodlands are prime location for a weekend of relaxing and raving.
This summer there is a range of music festivals available all over North Wales for you to enjoy, which include a vast variety of music genres.
The biggest and most popular music festival of North Wales is of course Wakestock, smashing it every year in Cardigan Bay,
Abersoch. In the past it has attracted the likes of Biffy Clyro, The Wombats, Futureheads, Chase and Status, Ed Sheeran, Example and countless other names, consistently getting huge musicians performing every year. And the festival is only growing more popular with every year, thousands flocking through its gates annually.
Wakestock is not just about the music, but also lets not forget its namesake; Wakeboarding! Wakestock attracts some of the best wakeboarders from all over to compete for recognition and to have a great time. Wakestock is sure to be a sick weekend for extreme sports fans, anyone who has a slight taste in music or just wants to have a good time. 2013 sees Bastille, Rudimental and Example headlining, there’s also Wiley, Twin Atlantic, Magnetic Man, The 1975 and so much more!
Kaya offers a diverse mix of music to the table, returning to the beautiful Vaynol Estate for 2013 and presenting a soulful weekend of African, Jamaican, Caribbean and world music. There’s also a variety of workshops, food stalls and festival activities to indulge in.
The festival is split into three days, Friday featuring the local community; local bands and DJs showing what North Wales has to offer! Saturday is all about the international acts, featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa often called the grandfather of hip-hop, BRIT award winning Finley Quaye, and a massive selection of internationally recognised artists creating the most fantastic and enthralling music for you to hear. There’s also an African market where you can buy handmade traditional African clothing and items. For a weekend of culture, music and good company Kaya’s the perfect festival
Deep in the remote Carrelgwld woods on the isle of Anglesey, is an exciting weekend of music and electronic arts. Electronic music is something which roots started years ago and continues to evolve and adapt over time, Gottwood reflects this well by giving a wide spread of the massive umbrella genre. Gottwood has gained a great following over the years and attracted more interesting and talented acts, both rising underground producers, and established legends.
2013’s line up includes jungle pioneers 2 Bad Mice, House producer Ed Steele, Ben UFO, The Scribes, Extrawelt and so many more acts.
Gottwood’s been gaining more and more momentum since its conception in 2009 and this year more surprised are in store than ever before. If you are into electronic music and fancy a interesting weekend with an incredible atmosphere this is definitely the one to check out.
(This event is for 18+ only)
Ymuno is a festival just getting its roots into the verdant soil of North Wales, having just started out as a seedling in 2009 when a couple of mates opened their rooftop to a sweet evening with music, food and friends. From this formed the foundations of the festival were formed, growing faster than those two friends could have anticipated; a step away from the commercial big and messy festivals. This year sees Michele Stodart (The Magical Numbers), Riot Jazz, Blue Rose Code, Nick Pride (and the Pimptones) and Kathryn Williams headlining the festival.
Under 16s get in for FREE with a responsible parent or guardian!
Reviews of Ymuno have been unanimously positive; “A real music experience” – Daily Post, “Electric, Inspiring and Idyllic” – Pioneer.
Ymuno was made to stand out from other festivals, in such a way that drinks should be affordable at the bars and food not too overpriced. The only festival that provides a complimentary cooked breakfast!
Ymuno: to join, to take part, to unite, to form.
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