Gwyl Gwydir Festival. August 30th & 31st. Nant Conwy Rugby Club, Llanrwst.
Now in it’s 5th year, Gwyl Gwydir has established itself as one of Wales’ finest small festivals. Located on the edge of the Gwydir Forest, in the grounds of Nant Conwy Rugby Club between Llanrwst and Trefriw, it features two live music stages (one outside, one inside the bar), a record fair, live art plus an art exhibition, a kids area, various stalls, and local food and beer! Camping is available on site for £3 per night.
On Friday the 30th, Penllyn Americana quintet Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog will headline, with London-based psych-pop band Colorama (fresh from supporting Edwyn Collins on tour), South-West Wales’ folk duo Paper Aeroplanes, skewed electro-folk outfit Trwbador, and young indie bands Swnami and Yr Ayes also featuring; the acts alternating between the two stages. (7pm-1am, £8)
Saturday the 31st is a full day festival, starting at midday with acoustic artists such as Casi Wyn, Alun Tan Lan, Siddi, Dan Amor and Plu, then the volume gradually increases from mid-afternoon onwards with a number of genres covered. DJ sets from Cam o’r Tywyllwch, Nyth and Fuzzyfelt, alternative electronica from Y Pencadlys and R-Seiliog, Indie-Rock from Candelas, Violas, Yr Ods and Hud, electro-pop from Gwenno, folk from Georgia Ruth, psych from Sen Segur, and surf from Y Niwl to finish off proceedings on what promises to be a barnstorming weekend! (12pm-1am, £12)