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The best summer music festivals

Book your tickets now to the must-do music events of the Summer!


(Fire in the Mountain)

30 May - 3 June

Fire in the Mountain

Near Aberystwyth

For those seeking a spiritual experience, the Fire in the Mountain festival near Aberystwyth offers nourishment for your body and soul. It has a small community feel, and has grown into a small annual event from humble beginnings as a gathering of friends, who played and shared a love of folk, old time, and bluegrass music.

 

6-10 June

Westival

Pembrokeshire

Performing artists are encouraged to express their musical knowledge and style, opening the path for longer genre-defining sets. Expect an eclectic line-up and wonderful views.

 

(Bristol Sounds)

22-30 June 

Bristol Sounds

Bristol Amphitheatre

Bristol Sounds returns to the Bristol Amphitheatre, adding two more days to the open-air gig series. The event will bring seven unique evenings to the iconic harbourside, celebrating 10 years of Bristol Sounds. Canons Marsh Amphitheatre will see Gentleman’s Dub Club, and The Breeders  headline two of the four all day events that form part of this year’s summer concert series. In addition Bristol Sounds will feature three evening headline performances of Placebo, James Arthur and Busted.

 

12-14 July

Tafwyl

Cardiff

Tafwyl is an annual festival in celebration of the Welsh language. The main event is the weekend-long Tafwyl Fair at Cardiff Castle, featuring performances and appearances from some of Wales’ biggest names in the arts, culture and sport. Over both days, Welsh language music is centre stage with performances in three on-site areas. The street food area always delivers delicious food from local producers and eatery owners, while stalls from Welsh makers prove a hit. A fringe festival runs alongside it, with events in various museums, libraries, cafés, bars and arts venues across the city.

 

18-21 July 

Big Love Festival

Usk

Proving that party people run the best events, Big Love is a friendly three-day romp held near Gwehelog, Usk, in Monmouthshire. Part festival, part house party, it’s always a great vibe. There’s over 130 DJs, plus workshops, comedy and a circus.

 

(Steelhouse Festival)

26-28 July

Steelhouse

Ebbw Vale

Now in its 13th year, Wales’ pre-eminent real rock event, Steelhouse Festival has built a reputation for bringing legendary hard rock names to the South Wales valleys as well as championing the most buzz-worthy bands the scene has to offer. Saturday headliners are ragga-metal local heroes, Skindred. Having conquered Wembley Arena in March, won the ‘Best Alternative Music Act’ award at this year’s MOBOs and recently confirmed an appearance at Glastonbury in June, their set on top of ‘The Mountain’ will no doubt be an electrifying victory lap and monumental homecoming.  Elsewhere the bill has a real international flavour, German titans, Accept make their only UK appearance this year. New York genre-fusing trailblazers, Living Colour make a welcome return whilst Mexican all-sister powerhouse trio, The Warning will be aiming to prove why they’re being hailed as one of the most exciting and refreshing bands in metal right now. Multi-platinum American super-group, MR. BIG make their final UK appearance ever and reunited Belfast/Glasgow 8-legged rock n roll machine, The Almighty close out Sunday with their only British festival show of 2024. The opening Friday evening is all about celebrating the life and musical legacy of original Whitesnake guitarist and Steelhouse favourite, Bernie Marsden. With its unique mountain-top location looking over the South Wales valleys, quality local ales and kindred spirits of all ages coming together from far and wide, the Steelhouse legend grows year-on-year.

 

Castell Roc
(Castell Roc)

8-26 August

Castell Roc

Chepstow

Castell Roc is an annual music festival held within the stunning surroundings of Chepstow Castle. Enjoy 12 different performances over 18 days in August, ranging from country to classical and rock to funk. Castell Roc is loved for its relaxed and chilled out atmosphere with a loyal audience of fans who call it ‘the friendly festival’.  This year’s highlights include Europe’s premier tributes to Pink and Robbie Williams, a very special intimate evening with Russell Watson, The Upbeat Beatles, Ireland’s top folk singer Nathan Carter and for rock lovers don’t miss Kris Barras, Heat and Shef Leppard with original Def Leppard drummer Tony Kenning. The hugely popular tribute to Taylor Swift ends the festival on a high, with an incredible live band and dancers, this show delivers the most authentic recreation of a Taylor Swift show you will ever see. For the full festival experience you can pitch up a tent at the wild Camping site, just a short distance from the castle. 

 

(GreenMan Festival)

15-18 August

Green Man Festival

Crickhowell

Once a tiny folk event attended by just a few hundred people, Green Man has grown to be one of the can’t-miss fixtures of the summer festival season. Now welcoming more than 15,000 visitors every year, the line-up reflects the attendees’ varied tastes. Whether you’re a fan of twinkly indie, traditional folk, pulsating garage rock or ear-melting electronica, there’s probably something on the bill for you. There’s also a comedy tent and wellbeing zones, so you can chill out before the burning of the Green Man on the last night.

 

Between The Trees
(Between the Trees)

22-25 August

Between the Trees Festival

Bridgend

Between the Trees is a unique festival in Bridgend with a brilliant mix of live music, art, science and nature, all in the middle of the woods! From intimate acoustic solo performances to foot stomping big bands, the festival features indie, contemporary and traditional folk music along with art, spoken word as well as talks and creative workshops. This year’s headliners include Matthew and the Atlas, Tide Lines, Valtos, Firewoodisland and Rusty Shackle. Words don’t do justice to the huge array of activities, workshops, talks and performances that are available at this amazing family friendly festival. A dedicated well-being area has yoga, tai chi, and meditation, as well as forest bathing, aromatherapy, reiki and sound therapy. With almost no phone signal on the site, you can leave the busyness of the world behind.

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