The Fire in the Mountain is rekindled and its warm glow casts light over the valley of change – Cwmnewidion. Red kites soar above lush green ravines, with oak grove and wild meadow below. Located between the fringe of the magnificent Cambrian mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, where hare and horse graze, with nature’s spirits ebbing and flowing. Bringing this ancient kingdom alive once again in another magical gathering of hearts, minds, and music.
20th - 23rd August 2020
Location: Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales
No dates for 2019 yet
Location: Margam Country Park, Neath Port Talbot
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.
Future events unknown
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.”
Please go to the Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.
These are our writers’ favourite festivals in Wales and the welsh border. Although not all in the same country, the festivals on the Welsh border are close enough to share that same wild, green, close-to-nature atmosphere. You may not even get a phone signal!
Does this mean that they are more likely to get rain? Yes. Does this also mean that they are better able to handle rain? A big YES!
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We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year. Read more…
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