Wales is famed for being a ‘land of song’, best known for its choirs and Eisteddfodau, but did you know that many festivals showcasing new and emerging musical talent take place here every year, too? Here’s a roundup of some exciting, unusual and entertaining festivals taking place right here in Wales this summer. With such a wide variety of locations and acts, there really is something for everyone –
X Music Festival will take place in Bute Park, Cardiff from the 12 – 13 June 2015, featuring DJs and Artists such as Annie Mac, Ja Rule, DJ Fresh, Sigma and Redlight.
Merthyr Rock returns to Cyfartha Park, Merthyr Tydfil in August 2015. This year’s line up is yet to be announced, but one can expect internationally recognised acts such as Taking Back Sunday & Real Big Fish, who headlined last year.
Radio 1 favourites Foxes and The Vamps are set to headline this year’s Access All Eirias festival at the Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay on 7 June, 2015.
Color Festival, which Dutch DJ Oliver Helden’s will be headlining, takes place in Splott warehouse, Cardiff on 6 June. It’s sure to be a colourful affair!
Maes B will be showcasing the best of modern Welsh music at the National Eisteddfod in Montgomeryshire and the Marches from 1 -8 August.
Festival Number 6 returns to the beautiful Italian-inspired village of Portmeirion (near Bangor, North Wales) from 3 – 6 September, and welcomes headliners Grace Jones, Belle & Sebastian, DJ Harvey and Mercury Prize winning band, Young Fathers.
Sŵn festival returns as the reimagined ‘one-day’ DimSŵn Festival this year, and will take place on 11 April, 2015 in various venues across Cardiff. 39 bands are now confirmed to play, across 7 stages.
Super Furry Animals, St Vincent, Hot Chip and Courtney Barnett will be performing at the Green Man Festival in the midst of the breathtakingly beautiful Brecon Beacons from 20 – 23 August.