Cwmnewidion Isaf (Valley of Change) is an old stone farm set in the foothills of Cambrian Mountains below the Elan Valley.
The farm is home to the 8th Fire in the Mountain, a small "folk festival on the farm", a place where folk artists from across the UK, Ireland and the world can meet and make music from Friday 1st until Sunday 3rd June 2018 with the campsite open to public noon Thursday 2nd until noon Monday 6th June.
The first acts announced are:- Henge, Afriquoi, The Zong Zing All Stars, Ben Somers String Band, Martin Simpson, Silken Same, Mikey Kenny, Stray Local, Sheelanagig, Dila V and the Odd Beats, The Langan Band, Carny Villains, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith, Wanton String Band, Judelman Express Way.
For the list of bands as announced please see the line-up page.
Tickets are priced at £125 for a weekend ticket with camping available. A student ticket is priced at £90, and a teen weekend ticket is priced at £60, a ticket for children (aged 2-12 years) are priced at £30 , and a babe in arms (aged 0-2 years) is priced at £5.
Wood Fired Cob Ovens, providing fresh pizzas and fresh bread. Communal Central Kitchen; all day food and large communal banquets every evening. Healing Area, Sauna, cold river plunge pool and bathing, and contemporary therapies. Local Ales and Ciders from the Barn Bar. Tons of Workshops in the workshop tent: singing, flat foot, dance, etc. Kids Activities: Face painting, treasure hunts, circus skills Jam Sessions, Camp Fire Sing Songs, Acoustic Marquee with hot drinks and chai + open stage for bands and jams.
Locally sourced and freshly prepared food at the festival. All food is reasonably priced and ethically sourced, with minimal packaging. They encourage everyone to eat food served on site to help cut down on food brought on site, waste and food miles.
There are two camping areas: Quiet and Family camping in the main paddock, near to car parking, and Adventure Camping (short walk from main gate). The camping field opens to the public at noon on Thursday, and closes to the public on Wednesday at noon. Access to the main site is from Friday 5pm until noon on Tuesday .
Twelve and under get free entry to the festival, thirteen and over pay full adult price. In order for 12 and under to be admitted to festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your child ticket - they need to know how many kids are on site for our license. There will be plenty of activities arranged for kids - workshops, face-painting, circus skills, etc.
The festival is pioneering the latest designs in Composting Loos.
The farm is in remote mid-Wales, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. They highly recommend bringing good solid footwear and good quality rain clothes, in addition to sun cream.
Dogs are welcome but please keep them on leads.
Travel and Parking
It will cost around £5 per car to park, and £40 per Camper Van/Caravan. This is because space is limited and they want to encourage people to car share and take alternative public transport.
Shuttles will meet EVERY train coming to Aberystwyth Friday and Saturday, and again, shuttles will run to meet every train Monday and Tuesday at no cost.
More information will be here when available.
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