Cwlwm Celtaidd 2009

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th March 2009
The Bar Complex at Coney Beach Funfair, on Porthcawl Seafront, Brigend, Wales, Wales MAP
£40 w/e ticket + accomodation from £15 per person sharing. Day / evening tickets available.
last updated: Thu 19th Mar 2009

The 7th annual Cwlwm Celtaidd (translates as Celtic Knot) offers a packed programme of concerts, festival favourites, and new acts, music sessions, plus ceilidhs and workshops throughout the weekend.

The Celtic Festival of Wales has expanded to four days, taking place from Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th March 2009 at The Bar Complex at Coney Beach Funfair, on Porthcawl Seafront, Wales. With the main stage open until 1.45am every night and a smaller bar showcasing new acts.

The headliners for 2009 have been confirmed as The Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Thursday at Grand Pavilion, and Mabon on the Saturday, at the Coney Beach Bar Complex. Other confirmed acts include The Mollag Band, Gwelloc'h, Calan, Rachel Hair, The Midden, Colum Regan, Gerry Nash, Harriet Earis Trio, Brigyn, Gwyneth Glyn, One String Loose, Reelin' Stones, Pete Berryman, City Of Newcastle Pipers, Allan Yn Y Fan, Perree Bane Manx Dancers, Christine Wilson Dancers, Ceoltoiri Le Cheile, Dawnswyr Penyfai, and Danswyr Tawerin.

This year the festival adds a Celtic Craft Fair on Salt Lake Green, and a parade of dancers and musicians from the Celtic Countries along John Street, to the seafront and around to Salt Lake Green, from 11.30am - 1.30pm.

Accommodation is available in mobile homes at Tresco holiday Park, although spaces are now limited, costs are reasonable with an eight berth mobile home costing around £120 for the weekend - that's £15 each. All caravans include a furnished lounge and dining area, one double and one or two twin bedroom/s, and convertible beds in the lounge. Prices include gas, electricity and heating but it may be cold so you are advised to bring extra bedding.

For campers and touring caravans, there is also The White Wheat Caravan Site which is open for the festival.

TICKET INFO:
Weekend pass adult (16+) £40, youth (under 16) £30
Friday night ticket adult £12, youth £9
Saturday day ticket adult £6, youth £4
Saturday night ticket adult £15, youth £10
Sunday day ticket adult £6, youth £4
Sunday night ticket adult £8, youth £6
Children under 10 tickets are free, but only with an adult.
All weekend tickets include a free pass to the leisure pool facilities.

To book tickets, click here.

GETTING THERE
By car: Take Junction 37 off the M4 and follow the signs for Porthcawl. As you enter Porthcawl, take the first left off the roundabout - signposted to Bridgend. Turn right at next roundabout and Trecco Bay is signposted.
By public transport etc: The nearest station is Bridgend, which is about 10 miles away. The X2 bus runs from Cardiff past the railway station and stops just outside the park. Cardiff airport is about 25 miles away and taxis from there shouldn't cost more than around £25.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th March 2009
The Bar Complex at Coney Beach Funfair, on Porthcawl Seafront, Brigend, Wales, Wales MAP
£40 w/e ticket + accomodation from £15 per person sharing. Day / evening tickets available.
last updated: Thu 19th Mar 2009


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