Campsite open to public noon Thursday 30th May until noon Monday 3rd June 2019
Box office open between 9:00am & midnight
Shop is not open Wednesdays and Sundays. Only sold in shop, not over phone!
email us if you are a local business or based in Wales.
Band Applications have ended, sorry (500 applications for 40 slots!). Likewise, applications for Traders has ended. We're a very small event with not enough space for you all!
Locals Tickets will very soon be on sale at Andy's Records in Aberystwyth, at the reduced prices for locals. Andy's Records is open 12-6pm all week except Wednesdays and Sundays. These tickets are strictly only available in person in store (if you're local enough for a locals ticket, you're local enough to go to Aberystwyth! Please do not phone the store). Please ensure you give Andy an email address when buying these tickets - the festival needs to communicate with you.
If you live within earshot of the festival, we will come and say hello as usual over the next few months. If you live within a mile or so of the farm in the surrounding villages you are entitled to a "super-local ticket". You should already be on Caitlin's list, but if not, we will be publishing details of how to get your super local tickets soon. Most likely from the Y Ffarmers when it re-opens soon (yay!).
We thought we'd try something new this year and host a warm up party in Machynlleth, since so many good people come from this neck o' the woods... do please support, raise a glass, eat some gumbo and have a dance on the 15th March at Y Plas. We have great band touring from America (which some UK Musicians as well) - Interstate Express. Grab some tickets here and see you at the Spring Barn Dance!
Fe'i lleolir ar fferm hynafol rhwng gwreiddiau Mynyddoedd Cambrian godidog ac arfordir hardd bae Aberteifi, ar ddiwedd Ffordd y Mynydd o Aberystwyth i Rhaeadr Gwy.
We are located on an ancient farm between the foothills of the magnificent Cambrian Mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, at the end of the Mountain Road from Aberystwyth to Rhayader.
GO/CONTINUE TO BE PLASTIC FREE! We've banned all single use cutlery, cups, plates, glasses etc on site. All our traders and central kitchen use our enamel plates and bowls that are washed in our washing up station to be used again and again and again. Thank you to all our attendees in supporting this initiative, and to all the wonderful volunteers who totally owned "The Washing Up". We reduced our landfill by 90%.
ZERO WASTE: No one-use food or drink items - reusable plates, bowls, cutlery, pint glasses and coffee cups
Recycling Disco: We ask everyone to partake in our "Recycling Disco". You Bring It, You Bin It... but whilst we do, we are entitled to be entertained by bands and DJs... We're not hiding WASTE behind the scenes.... Your ticket includes £5 deposit for 20mins in the Recycling Disco - refundable after your shift. You can be a hedonist and forgo your time in the Recycling Disco, and your deposit will then pay for others to tidy up.
Music For Everyone: We are a festival put on by musicians for musicians. Bring instruments. Our focus in 2019 is YOU and US playing music... We will continue to create plenty of Jam Spaces. In 2019 the Travelling Barn will host sessions every night from midnight.
TRANSPARENCY: Our accounts are published online. We don't do this festival to get rich to buy shiney things we don't need. We do this to help the farm and help each other - we support local businesses, small independent businesses, startups, artists, musicians and traders. We are registered Not-For-Profit - we can not be bought or sold to any hedge fund or venture capitalists.
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: As E.F. Schumacher teaches, we will not grow the event. Our measure is our well-being and not our "profit".
PLEASE GET THE COACH!!!!! We are subsidising it even more... Personal Vehicle Travel in the most polluting aspect of ANY event.
TRAVEL LIGHT: We are offering the opportunity to hire good quality tents and mats at a subsidised rate. These tents have been harvested from massive festivals cleaned and reused.
Take A Stand: It‘s time to take a stand for Europe, and indeed for the whole world. To create a movement encouraging social cohesion in our society, promoting awareness and tolerance for all cultures, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, colours and origins. To motivate people to participate in politics and social activities, speaking up for peaceful dialogue, humanism, tolerance and mutual understanding, to make the world a better place for every single individual and for all of us.