Festivals in North Wales

We’re heading into the festival season shortly, and what better way to showcase your stylish wellies and festival outfits than heading down to one of the many North Wales has to offer?

If camping isn’t your thing, and let’s face it camping in a festival where many people are pulling an all night-er and the toilets leave something to be desired isn’t always the greatest pleasure, then why not stay with us? You’ll get a warm, comfy bed, a hot shower and a great breakfast which will get you ready for a day of festival partying.

Not all festivals involve mud and copious amounts of alcohol either, and we’ve pulled together a real mix of some of the great festivals in the area this summer:

Llandudno Jazz Festival

You’ll find the Llandudno Jazz Festival at Bodafon Farm Park on Friday 27th to Sun 29th July. If you’re into jazz this is a real treat with many jazz artists playing over the three days. 

A one day ticket is just £50, and as well as the main line up, there’s a fringe festival with day tickets from just £10. There’ll be food, drink and jazz. What could say summer more than that?

Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod is the jewel in the crown of Welsh music festivals and takes place from 3rd to 8th July. This year it’s in Llangollen which is just over an hour away.

With music from The Hoosiers, Kaiser Chiefs, Toploader and Alfie Boe to name a few, alongside the main part of the Eisteddfod, the participants who come to dance, sing and perform and compete as part of the festival. A day ticket is £12 to watch the competitors, and the evening concerts are priced separately and need to be bought individually.

Sesiwn Fawr

Sesiwn Fawr is a family folk festival from July 20th to 22nd, which celebrates the best of Welsh folk music. It takes place in Dolgellau square every year. As well as bands, there’s also literature, and comedy on offer. 

As this is in the market square, there’s plenty of cafes and restaurants etc around the area if you’re looking for a bite to eat or a pint of something to enjoy whilst you listen to the music. A weekend ticket is £45.

Little Dragon Festival

The Little Dragon Festival not only offers headliners Scouting for Girls, but is also in aid of North West NHS Children’s Services, so you’ll be contributing towards a good cause. Running on 21st and 22nd July at Y Morfa Venue and Stadium Conwy, there’ll also be loads for kids going on including fairground rides,  bouncy castles and a big top games area.

Alongside all that there’ll be street food on offer, a licensed bar and fireworks to top it all off.  Tickets from just £15.


Snowdonfest runs later in the year, on 28th and 29th September at Gwydir Park, in Llanrwst. The festival all starts with a duathlon and then follow that up with music, film and food!

Most of the music will come from local artists, and the film and other events from local partners which make it a great local festival to participate in. Tickets are £15.00

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