With four stages of music, a delicious selection of street food and a whole host of local makers and craft stalls, this year’s Tafwyl was a showcase of everything our capital has to offer! The annual celebration of Welsh language music and culture had a new home this year, having outgrown the walls of the Castle and moved a stone’s throw away to Coopers Fields.
The crowds flocked as always, with an audience of over 7000 people there to enjoy the musical offerings of legendary Welsh singer-songwriter Dafydd Iwan, whose ‘Yma o Hyd’ was adopted by Welsh football fans as a second anthem during last year’s World Cup. The festival fringe also took place during the week, with the program featuring a photography exhibition of work by Oasis Cardiff refugees, various guided walks and talks, gigs featuring Yws Gwynedd and Bronwen Lewis plus a Welsh-language drag extravaganza with Dragwyl at the WMC!
The organisers were proud to say this was the most inclusive Tafwyl ever. The event saw simultaneous translation to English available for the panel talks and presentations at the Llais (Voice) stage. They also provided free bus services to and from schools in some of the most economically deprived areas, offering more projects and creative opportunities to the young people of Cardiff! Highlights of the festival, as well as a live broadcast of Saturday night headliners Bwncath’s full set are available to enjoy on BBC iPlayer and S4C socials.
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