Festival Highlights: Tafwyl

With Tafwyl around the corner, we asked around for some tips on what to eat, see and do at this year’s festival!

 

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WIGWAM
+ Thursday night at Clwb Ifor Bach
+ Sunday on the main stage at the Castle

Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform at Tafwyl?

Lleuwen on Friday, Mellt on Saturday and Mr on Sunday.

What are you most excited about eating?
Meat and Greek! Highlight of Tafwyl every year!

Is there a stand you really want to visit?
Mike Goode’s art stand has really cool work.

Any hidden gems at this year’s Tafwyl we need to know about?
Don’t miss a chance to watch Hyll.

 

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STEFFAN DAFYDD
+ The marketing guy at Clwb Ifor Bach

Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform at Tafwyl?

Lleuwen’s recent album Gwn Glan Beibl Budr sounds wonderful and was recorded in a really organic way with a lot of improvisation. I look forward to hearing how it transfers to the stage.

What are you most excited about eating?
I’ve devoured a wheelbarrow of their tacos in the past. I plan to repeat this at Tafwyl.

Is there a stand you really want to visit?
The printhaus will have their mobile printer with them so you can screenprint in the sun!

 

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GWILYM
+ Thursday night at Clwb Ifor Bach
+ Sunday on the main stage at the Castle

Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform at Tafwyl?
Candelas are always brilliant live, so it’ll be great to see them at the start of what will be a busy summer for them. Also, I’ve enjoyed Lleuwen’s album, and have never seen them live, so I am very excited about that!

What are you most excited about eating?
I’ve heard many great things about Ffwrnes’ pizzas, so I hope I can try one this year!

Is there a stand you really want to visit?
Carw Piws’ posters are cool, so I’ll probably visit their stall for a look!

Any hidden gems at this year’s Tafwyl we need to know about?
Elis Derby is a relatively new band that I will definitely be watching on the ‘Sgubor stage on the Sunday- make sure that you come too!

 

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MARI MATHIAS
+ Thursday night at Clwb Ifor Bach

Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform at Tafwyl?
I’m really looking forward to watching Patrobas, Gwilym and Band Pres Llanreggub! Guaranteed to have a good time and loads of fun dancing and singing – really showing off what Welsh music is on tohe scene at the moment.

What are you most excited about eating?
There’s a huge variety of amazing food this year! But the street food ‘Meat and Greek’ off the charcoal takes my fancy, as well as the Brownie Bombs from Science Cream that sound scientific and tasty!

Is there a stand you really want to visit?
I really like the quirky clothing stores so stands like ‘Cant a Mil Vintage’ and art stands like Olwen Thomas Ceramics and Celf Ruth Jen pull me in!

Any hidden gems at this year’s Tafwyl we need to know about?
The reusable cup scheme is really cool and ‘Hangover Yoga’ is an amazing hidden gem that sounds like fun – and pretty useful in the morning after a big night!

 

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ELAN EVANS
+ Looks after all things Welsh bands at Clwb Ifor Bach
+ DJing the main stage at the Castle on Sunday

Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform at Tafwyl?

I’m excited to watch Gwenno headlining the Friday night this year, I’ll then be running over to Clwb Ifor Bach to watch ReuVival playing songs by Pop Negatif Wastad (for the first time ever!), Ty Gwydr and Traddodiad Ofnus live!
I’m a big fan of Llwyd Owen’s podcast, Does Dim Gair Cymraeg Am Random — he’ll be doing it live from Tafwyl this year!

What are you most excited about eating?
Food is always incredible in Tafwyl, I’m looking forward to filling up at Meat and Greek and Ffwrnes this year!

Any hidden gems at this year’s Tafwyl we need to know about?
The silent disco on Saturday and Sunday night will be amazing, DJ Beti George is playing as well!

 

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ADAM WILLIAMS
+ Live Manager at Clwb Ifor Bach

Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform at Tafwyl?

Zabrinski.

What are you most excited about eating?
Beardy tacos.

Is there a stand you really want to visit?
Losin.

Any hidden gems at this year’s Tafwyl we need to know about?
Y peiriant arian tu fas.

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GIGS TWRW x TAFWYL

Gwilym / Wigwam / Mari Mathias 
Thursday 20.06.19
7:30pm | £6 | 16+

Reuvival: Lugg + Potter a’u band byw
Friday 21.06.19
10:00pm | £10 | 18+

Parti Diwedd Tafwyl
Sunday 23.06.19
10:00pm | £3 | 18+