Hwyl Hdref festival takes place at Hafod Hotel, Devil's Bridge, near Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales. The weekend starts on Friday evening, 3rd October at 7pm and finishes Sunday evening, 5th October at 5pm.
Acts confirmed include Mabon, Triban, Kate Binningsley, Blueb1rd, and Strange Fruit.
Apart from the bands on the main stage, there will be more organised dance events for those who feel like taking part. Various dance groups will be coming to perform over the course of the weekend.
The festival will also have workshops with everything from wood carving and pottery to toys and jewellery, stalls, and activities to celebrate the passing of summer into autumn. There is something for everyone to enjoy, be inspired by, and learn from, whether young or old.
WEEKEND PASS: Full Weekend Pass £25 (£20 concessions); Aged 12-17 £12.50.
SATURDAY ONLY PASSES: adult £12 (£10 concessions); Aged 12-17 £6.
FRIDAY OR SUNDAY ONLY PASSES: adult £8 (£6 concessions); Aged 12-17 £4.
FAMILY PASSES: Family weekend ticket (2 adults and 2 children 12-17) £60 (£45 concessions; Additional children 12-17 £6 (£4 concessions).
To buy tickets, click here.
There is no on site camping. The Woodlands campsite is 400 yards from the main festival field and is really nicely equipped, the phone number is 01970 890233. Festival goers camping there are asked to bear in mind that it will still be a public site, not just for festival goers, and try to keep the noise down when returning to tents late at night.
The hotel also offers good bed and breakfast rates and is right next to the festival site. Their website is thehafodhotel.co.uk and the phone number is 01970 890232. Devil's Bridge Stores and Post Office offer B&B and their phone number is 01970 890228.
There will be children's workshops offering a wide range of contemporary and traditional activities, these will be tailored for different age ranges, broadly divided between 6-10 year olds and 11+. Activities include co-operative games for little ones-enjoy some fun drama games with Bugsy. Story time and film showings, carnival costume workshop and parade, puppet workshops, and group painting.
For older ones there will be film artists, outdoor expedition leaders, visual performers, live art jams, musicians and actors to share some of their skills. Most activities will culminate in a performance allowing them to show off their new found skills to parents. Plus team building games which involve some physical or mental exertion, and give opportunities for groups of friends or families to have fun and play together. From crossing 'acid swamps' and 'minefields' to disarming a 'bomb' and raising 'sunken treasure'.
Music jamming workshops include forming a band for the day, rapping, slam poetry, and music making of any genre.
A V-jing workshop with Nim and when it gets dark work will be projected onto the marquees displaying it to the whole festival.
Film showings/live projections and a solar powered cinema by local children, and local artists.
Food on site will be provided by great local suppliers, and the Hafod Hotel will be providing a full licensed bar. The hotel will also be open for restaurant and bar meals, and is a short walk from the main festival site.
More information will be here when available.
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last updated: Fri 12th Sep 2008