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Posted on 12/01/2016 by David

North Wales is often thought of as a quiet, peaceful place to visit but in reality, there is so much more to North Wales that you may be missing out on. The festival scene has been growing, particularly during the summer months, and North Wales has become quite an idyllic haven for music lovers. 

If you are thinking about a trip to North Wales this year, why not tie in one of these great music festivals? 

1. Gottwood Festival 

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Gottwood is a ‘mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods’, so unlike some of the other mainstream festivals, this one is for those who really love the music, and are longing for a unique experience.

This festival is perfect for those who love electronic music and arts, and is most definitely different to the peace and quiet of the rolling hills. Don’t worry though; the peace and quiet is a matter of miles away to enjoy.

Anglesey (9th-12th June 2016)

2.  North Wales Bluegrass Festival     

The Bluegrass festival takes place every year in Conwy during the summer months, and is filled with music acts from Britain, Europe and America, both professional and up-and-coming. From country music, to the music delights of string bands, this festival offers something a little different.

This festival has been running for a total of 27 years, with it taking place in Conwy for 21 years, making it the longest running festival of its kind.  

Conwy (30th June – 3rd July 2016)

3.       Festival No. 6 

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Festival No.6 is a quirky festival which offers a little bit of the Mediterranean right in the heart of North Wales. An intimate, boutique venue offers an experience not quite like any other festival you may have encountered. 

Known as the festival set in a fairy tale location, it is perfect for those who want to get away from the routine of everyday life.

Portmeirion (1st-4th September 2016)


4. Llangollen Festival (International Eisteddfod) 

The Llangollen Eisteddfod holds a special place in the world’s music calendar and is known as the event where ‘Wales welcomes the world’.  Traditionally, an eisteddfod is a Welsh festival of music, performance and literature, and with past performers including Jools Holland and the Welsh treasure, Katherine Jenkins, this is a festival for the whole family to enjoy. 

 Llangollen (5th-10th July)

5. Glass Butter Beach  

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The Glass Butter festival combines music, sport and the ‘alluring beach lifestyle’. In the heart of the Llyn Peninsula, festival-goers can try out water sports such as wake boarding and surfing. After an exciting day of activities, the night is all about the music with acts this year including Professor Green and Bondax.

All the action is right here in North Wales so this is a festival not to miss! At the end of a long day, take some time out in a lovely holiday cottage with a group of friends.


There is a large array of festivals you can go to in North Wales. Have you got a festival you love? Comment below with your suggestions.