Tafwyl has earned its stripes as one of Cardiff’s top family friendly events, and even won Cardiff’s Best Festival category in the 2018 Cardiff Music Awards after a public vote! Tafwyl is not only free, it’s the perfect way to celebrate Welsh culture and art in a friendly and relaxed environment. Now… pwy sy’ eisiau peint? (Who wants a pint?)

Highlights from Tafwyl 2019

It’s a week long festival...

A fabulous feast of music, literature, food and drink, Welsh learners' sessions and children’s events take place all over the capital over the course of a week. The fringe festival takes part in the city’s museums, libraries, cafés, bars and art centres. 

It’s free!

Entrance is free to Tafwyl. There’s no need to buy tickets, just turn up at Cardiff Castle and enjoy! 

The location...

Tafwyl takes place in Cardiff Castle, right in the heart of the city. Events take place all across the site including the castle’s historic undercroft.

Stage at Tafwyl in Cardiff Castle

Tafwyl, Cardiff Castle, South Wales

The volunteers...

There wouldn’t be a festival without the 120 volunteers who give up their weekend to help look after the crowd. A lot of the volunteers are Welsh learners who use this great opportunity to practise their Welsh and meet other Welsh learners.

Everyone’s welcome...

Being a non-Welsh speaker doesn’t restrict you from enjoying the event at all. It's all about celebrating Welsh arts and culture – even if this is your first ever experience of the language. It’s the perfect place for meeting old friends and making new. There’s a special tent for Welsh learners, with special guests on the stage, art and craft for the children and a café available all day. A great way to know more about learning the language, and plenty of opportunities to practise your Welsh and meet other learners.

Awesome live music...

Tafwyl's line up offers an eclectic mix of bands and artists across four stages that are sure to appeal to a wide audience. Recent names have included Gwenno, Adwaith, Eädyth and DJ Huw Stephens. Keep up-to-date with the latest releases about who will be performing across the stages on the Tafwyl website

Band outside Cardiff Castle

Tafwyl, Cardiff Castle, South Wales

It’s a foodie paradise...

Tafwyl’s Street Food Area is a food festival in itself. A huge range of food stalls offers everything from authentic Thai food to Greek street food. Amongst past traders are Brother Thai, Grazing Shed and Meat and Greek. Your only problem might be choosing which dish to go for…! 

It’s great for a few drinks...

There are usually four bars at Tafwyl. The two main bars serve a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks, including Tafwyl's exclusively brewed Cwrw Tafwyl (Tomos and Lilford), and the smaller bars offer a range of cocktails, fizz and wine. 

It’s great for kids...

As well as the Bwrlwm Play Zone, there's a Baby Yurt with activities such as body painting and gloop making, baby sing and story sessions, and information about Welsh-medium pre-schools.

It even appeals to teenagers...

Yurt T is an area designated for teenagers. A chill out area and a yurt full of fun activities and workshops including a glitter parlour specialising in festival makeovers, a ukulele workshop, hula hooping and a silent disco.

Crowd at Tafwyl in Cardiff Castle

Tafwyl, Cardiff Castle, South Wales

There’s a huge area for sports fans...

A full timetable of sports workshops takes part in the castle grounds including football, rugby, golf, athletics and hockey sessions. In the past The Cardiff City Foundation, Football Association of Wales and Hockey Wales have attended to meet fans and run a few workshops. 

There's an after-party...

Clwb Ifor Bach arrange the official after-party every year for those who don’t want the fun to end! Late bar, dancing, DJs and karaoke... you might want to book Monday morning off!

Want to know more?

Keep an eye on Tafwyl's website and social media accounts for line-up announcements:

Tafwyl Facebook

Tafwyl Twitter

Tafwyl Instagram

 

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