World music – World food – World love
Kaya launched in 2012 as a new music festival set overlooking the Snowdonia National Park offering an assortment of African, Jamaican, Caribbean and world musical flavours along with a diverse range of workshops, food stalls and festival activities. The festival did suffer from teething problems, particularly where provision families was concerned, although if they work on the issues raised this could be a real little gem of a festival with a unique atmosphere and culture – read the reviews for more information.
Highlights for families/kids:
There is the Kultural Fusion Kids Zone which features a circus tent where you can find workshops, arty fun, a solar cinema and face painting. Learn to juggle, take a walk through the woodland art trail, make your own fancy dress.
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Kaya Festival, Faenol Estate, North Wales:
1st to 3rd June 2012
Parent Reviewer: Vashti (with a bump, 2 year old and a teenager)
Kaya Festival is a brand new festival in a beautiful location in North Wales, which was warmly welcomed by myself and other local festival goers used to long drives to reach festivals such as Glastonbury. The musical lineup was a treat for lovers of genres such as reggae, African music and afrobeat, with Lee Scratch Perry, Ska Cubano, Dub Pistols and more on the bill; plus a good selection of local bands. Faenol, a historic estate just outside Bangor, is a gorgeous setting for events, with a lake and rolling fields set against a backdrop of distant mountains; and the festival was small and full of friendly faces. Read more…