Porthcawl Interceltic Festival 2012

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2012
The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, South Wales, CF36 3YW, Wales MAP
£40 weekend tickets
daily capacity: 1000
last updated: Wed 7th Mar 2012

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

The Interceltic Festival of Wales return to three days, taking place from Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th March 2012 with 2 stages in The Grand Pavilion on the seafront, both the Main Hall and Stage Door venues will be in use throughout the weekend, all day, all evening and into the early hours. The festival is almost entirely "inside" and close to all the amenities associated with Porthcawl, one of Wales' premier seaside resorts.

Line-up

Headlining this year are Flook, with Brigyn, Kevin Dempsey, The Roving Crows, Crowns, Elaine Morgan's Circle Of Fire, An Ladron, Celtsmith, Calum Stewart & Heikki Bourgault, Olion Byw, Pat Smith & Ned Clamp, Strengyn, Tylwyth Teg, The Brim, Dawnswyr Nantgarw, Perree Bane, Ros Keltek, Kekezza, Dawnswyr Penyfai, Cobbler's Awl, Cardiff Ladies' Morris, and many more appearing.

A family festival of music, song & dance of the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany & Wales, with a packed programme of concerts, dances, workshops, street dance displays in the Town Centre and on the Esplanade on Saturday, there will be sessions in the bar and new for 2012, Wales’ Biggest Ever Beach Ceilidh on Sunday.

A total of over 300 performers will be performing at the festival, which will also be holding the colourful Parade of the Celts, in Porthcawl Town Centre on Saturday afternoon, with pipers, and a host of dancers and musicians in a free event.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available in mobile homes at Tresco holiday Park costs are reasonable with an eight berth mobile home priced at around £130 for the weekend. 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.

Tickets

An adult (aged 16+ years) weekend ticket is priced at £40, under 16s tickets are priced at £30. Children under 10 tickets are free, but only with an accompanying adult.

An evening ticket for Friday night (7pm - 1am) is priced at £10, a Saturday or Sunday day ticket (11am - 5pm) is priced at £6, a Saturday night ticket (7pm - 1am) is priced at £18, and a Sunday night (7pm - 11pm) ticket is priced at £6, with youth tickets also available.

To book tickets, click here.

Local amenities

The festival is close to all the amenities associated with Porthcawl, one of Wales' premier seaside resorts, including the town centre, beaches, coastal paths & dunes, golf clubs & outdoor pursuit centres.

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.

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2012
The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, South Wales, CF36 3YW, Wales MAP
£40 weekend tickets
daily capacity: 1000
last updated: Wed 7th Mar 2012


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