Tafwyl 2023: Cardiff’s Best Free Festival Heads To Bute Park

Menter Caerdydd – the organisation that promotes the use of the Welsh language in the capital – is urging people to visit its annual arts and culture festival Tafwyl for the first time.

The first ever Tafwyl was held in 2006 outside a Cardiff pub. 17 years later it’s outgrown even its recent Cardiff Castle site and will this year be held over two days in Bute Park on 15-16th July.

The organisers are hopeful this will be the biggest Tafwyl yet, attracting a crowd of more than 35,000 to enjoy some of the most exciting music acts in Wales.

Whether you’re a seasoned Tafwyl fan or a first-time festivalgoer, whether you speak Welsh or not, there’s something for everyone at this family friendly two-day event.

Here’s a quick round-up of why you shouldn’t miss Tafwyl 2023:

Tafwyl returns to Cardiff on July 15 and 16

1. The music

From DJs to folk legend Dafydd Iwan to Band Pres Llareggub (the coolest brass band you’ll ever see) – the line-up is the most varied and exciting you’ll see in Wales this summer. Read all about the acts here on the Tafwyl website.

2. The food

Every year, Tafwyl hosts a street food area which feels like a festival in itself! Featuring mouth-watering cuisine from all around the globe, take your pick to keep your energy levels up so you can dance all day.

Tafwyl returns to Cardiff on July 15 and 16

3. The fringe events

If front-row bopping is not for you, you can take things a little slower and enjoy the array of fringe events including panel debates and talks.

4. The location

Having outgrown its home in Cardiff Castle, Tafwyl will take place in Bute Park this year. It’s the green heart of our capital and whether you’re travelling by train, by bus or on foot, it’s central and accessible.

Tafwyl returns to Cardiff on July 15 and 16

5. It’s all free!

Finally – it’s all free! Thanks to the generous partners of Menter Caerdydd, you won’t have to pay a penny to get in. With so many households feeling the squeeze, the organsiers were more determined than ever to ensure that Tafwyl continues to be accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Additional Information

Tafwyl is an annual festival organised by Cardiff based charity Menter Caerdydd with the aim of promoting the Welsh language and culture within Cardiff: for further details visit the Tafwyl website.

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