Thank you for making the 2017 festival such a success!

A big thank you to all who took part in Cwlwm Celtaidd 2017.
Artists, stewards, schools, Pavilion staff, sponsors, bcbc tourism, Porthcawl Town Council, the Welsh Folk Dance Society, Music Wales and all the people who bought tickets and supported the event – together we made this happen.
We hope you enjoyed the festival!

2017 Headliners!!

Cwlwm Celtaidd 2017 – Headliners Announcement

Celtic folk bands Calan and Jamie Smith’s Mabon are announced to headline Wales’ Inter-Celtic Festival in Porthcawl this year.

Bands Calan and Jamie Smith’s Mabon will join other artists to perform at Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion on March 10-12th, 2017 in the annual festival that celebrates music and dance from the Celtic nations.

For a whole weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy performances, workshops, street dancing as well as watch the Wales v Ireland 6 Nations rugby match live on a big screen – all for only £25.

Young Welsh folk band, Calan, have made a name for themselves in the British folk scene as well as abroad. They will begin their international tour promoting their new album ‘Solomon’ soon. They will be performing a taste of their new material at Cwlwm Celtaidd on Saturday, March 11th. Angharad Jenkins, who plays fiddle for Calan, says;

“I’m really looking forward to play at Cwlwm Celtaidd once more this year. It’s a pleasure to be part of this Welsh festival that celebrates music and dance of all the Celtic nations. It’s also lovely to meet up with friends from the Isle of Man, Scotland and more, right on our door step. I’m sure a great big party will take place in Porthcawl over the weekend.”

On Friday, March 10th, Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash will be shown live on the big screen with live music and dance and a special performance by Jamie Smith’s Mabon to close the evening.

Tickets for the evening concerts as well as weekend tickets are available on the Grand Pavilion’s website.

Calan & Jamie Smith’s Mabon!


Jamie Smith's MABON

Image by Paul Michael Hughes


Cwlwm Celtaidd 2017 Headliners

Cwlwm Celtaidd will be announcing the 2017 headliners, who will be performing at the Porthcawl Grand Pavilion on March 10-12, very soon.

Remember to visit this page for artist news.


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Looking ahead to 2017…

We’re busy planning next year’s Cwlwm Celtaidd so remember to keep an eye on our social media channels for updates over the next few months.

We can’t wait!

That’s all for 2016!

Thank you for your support. Hope you enjoyed this year’s festival! Looking forward to seeing you in 2017.

Full programme now available!

Full weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, and free events now up under “WHAT’S ON”.

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Early Bird Tickets!

This year’s early bird offer is valid up until January 31st for Adult weekend tickets, at only £35.

All tickets are now available here

[No concessionary early bird tickets available]