Size: a small and intimate 1500
Location: a gorgeous spot nestled in the Welsh countryside
UPDATE FROM THE ORGANISERS: “Unfortunately, due to increasing financial problems and difficulties securing funding, we have had to make the heart-wrenching decision not to hold Small Nations in 2012. We will continue to work hard on the issues at hand and look to the future. Our emphasis is now on keeping the community spirit of Small Nations alive through gigs, parties, events and popping up at other festivals during the year.
Many thanks for all your support,
The Directors – Small Nations Music LTD.”
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What makes Small Nations unique?
The highlight of any Small Nations Festival has to be being part of something unique, secret and sought after. Joining in with the most eclectic and diverse workshops, games and music. Listening to some amazing music from all over the world and just down the street. Supporting local communities and their talents whilst looking to the future and promoting Welsh farming.
You could just ignore all of this and camp in a lush green field with a campfire, showers (with no queue) and loo’s while listening to the distant sound of drum circles, laughter workshops, headline DJ’s and African musical acts. Let the kids find their way and make friends, watch them discover a talent and help them into bed knowing they can do it all again tomorrow!
The organisers welcome feedback to continue building on the festival’s success so far, so do talk to them in the Make & Shake or the Family Lounge and tell them what you would like next year!
Festival Director, Alli Scott, says, “Small Nations is like my youngest and smallest child, gentle, funny, creative and bold while being safe and secure with all my best friends helping out.”
“We have been getting together for 10 years and have finally found the secret to the best weekend in Wales… but that’s still a secret. We have a generous helping of world music, Welsh language and full on electronic tunes, we have food, local ales, a campfire, more smiles than we know what to do with and to top it all off, we care about you, our volunteers, our site and all of the community around us. Come and get adopted into the SNF family!!”
Site and Facilities:
Level site, flat car park with hard-standing driveway, wheelchair accessible stages, bars, loos and cafe’s, electric wheelchair charging overnight, friendly stewards always willing to help. Family campsite with loos and showers, kids activities all weekend, workshops, classes, walks into the countryside, shuttle bus to town, safe and secure site, lots of stewards/security. You only have to cross one field from car park to campsite, wheelbarrows to hire and extra pairs of hands for the wriggly little ones! Healing area with plenty of wild chill out space, therapies and classes accessible for all, all weekend.
Tickets and Parking:
Children under 12 free, Teenager tickets 12-16 and adult tickets (prices increase slightly towards festival – get your tickets early). Local tickets around £50 for weekend (2012 prices tbc).
Parking available for cars, caravans and campers.