Tafwyl Festival Makes Cardiff Castle Return For 2022

The Tafwyl festival returns to Cardiff Castle on June 18 – 19 2022.

Tafwyl is being organised by Menter Caerdydd, who are looking forward to welcoming an audience back to Cardiff Castle without restrictions this year. The festival has been held for the past two years with a limited audience due to Covid-19 restrictions. The festival continues to be free for everyone during the weekend.

Bands and artists featured in the Tafwyl 2022 line-up include Gwilym, Breichiau Hir, N’Famady Kouyate, Hana Lili, Mellt, Mei Gwynedd, Ciwb, Morgan Elwy, Cerddorfa Ukulele, Bwncath, Meinir Gwilym, Burum, Lily Beau, Parisa Fouladi, Blodau Papur, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Thallo, Avanc, Eve Goodman, Mari Mathias, Swnami, Yws Gwynedd, Adwaith, Eadyth + Asha Jane, Glain Rhys, Tara Bandito, Ynys, Gareth Bonello, Kizzy Crawford. The DJs include DJ Esyllt, DJ Gareth Potter, DJ Garmon, DJ Mirain and DJ Palmerviolet.

Music will be appearing throughout the festival, but the focus will be in two locations, The Main Stage and Y Sgubor (The Barn). For the first time, BBC Radio Cymru will be broadcasting live from the Main Stage on Saturday.

Tafwyl Festival 2022, Cardiff Castle Timetable for Saturday.

Clwb Ifor Bach have curated the music stages, and Guto Brychan, Chief Executive of Clwb Ifor Bach, said; “We’re delighted to be partnering with Menter Caerdydd on the musical offer at Tafwyl again this year. It will be great to see the Castle packed as we welcome people from Cardiff and beyond to come and enjoy two special days of Welsh music and art.”

Caryl McQuilling, Tafwyl Chief Officer, said; “With Tafwyl returning to Cardiff Castle this year as a normal capacity festival, it has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside Clwb Ifor Bach to curate an immense line up across the various stages. Tafwyl prides itself on presenting the most popular bands in Wales, along with giving a stage to the newest artists on the music scene, while also continuing to be a free event that is open to everyone.”

Tafwyl Festival 2022, Cardiff Castle Timetable for Sunday.

Heulyn Rees, Chief Executive of Menter Caerdydd said; “Menter Caerdydd are extremely happy that Tafwyl will be returning to a full capacity Cardiff Castle this year. The variety of bands, talks, arts activities and a programme of events for children and young people will mean that Tafwyl 2022 will be a fantastic celebration of all aspects of Welsh language culture in Cardiff.”

Tafwyl receives funding through the Events Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, National Lottery, British Council, University of South Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and its other generous sponsors.

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