The Best Welsh Festivals In 2022

Looking for Welsh festivals in 2023? Check out our 2023 guide here. 

There are a heap of great Welsh Festivals. If your festival itch needs scratching after the last couple of years, you’re in the right place. We’ve broken out all of the great music festivals in Wales so you can get planning.

Don’t have long? Here’s the list, or keep reading to learn more about each festival:

  • Radio 6 Music Festival, Cardiff
  • Balter Festival, Wrexham
  • Hay Festival, Hay on Wye
  • Fire in the Mountain, Aberystwyth
  • Gottwood, Anglesey
  • Big Love Festival, Monmouthshire
  • Westival, Pembrokeshire
  • Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
  • Camp Good Life, Hawarden Estate

Tickets for festivals are selling faster than ever, with the likes of Green Man already sold out. So if you want to party in a field next year, don’t hang about on booking those tickets.

Radio 6 Music Festival, Cardiff

1st April — 3rd April 2022

Cardiff is set to host the 2022 BBC Radio 6 Music Festival. The festival takes place from Friday 1st of April to Sunday 3rd of April across venues in the city center. The line-up includes brilliant names like Little Simz, Father John Misty & members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, IDLES, Bloc Party, Johnny Marr, and very special guests Pixies.

Find out more about BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2022 here.

Balter Festival, Wrexham

19 May — 22 May 2022

Wrexham’s Balter Festival is a celebration of great dance music. Think drum and bass, garage, disco, dub and lots more. It takes place on Wrexham Racecourse with a number of stages across the site. It’s one of the bigger festivals in north Wales since the loss of Festival Number 6.

You can find out more about the event and book tickets here.

Hay Festival, Hay on Wye

26 May — 5 June 2022

Hay Festival

Hay Festival is Wales’ festival of culture. It takes place over the May half-term each year and attracts giants of the world of literature, arts, politics, and much more. Apt for a town famed for its books! Hay Festival runs for the full week, and you can dip into talks and events as you wish.

A heads up that accommodation in the area is limited during the festival, so we recommend booking ahead! You can find out more about the festival here.

Fire in the Mountain Festival, Aberystwyth

1 June — 6 June 2022

Fire in the Mountain Festival takes place in the remote foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. That means you’ll need to go prepared for a bit of an adventure — what’s not to like? The homegrown vibes at this micro-festival means kids and dogs are more than welcome, and you’re bound to find an amazing new act you’ve never come across before.

And if the dates don’t work for you, but the vibe appeals, Fire in the Mountain also run a number of smaller ‘camps’ throughout the year. You can find out more and book tickets on their website. Discounts are available for locals!

Gottwood Festival, Anglesey

9 June — 11 June 2022

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Gottwood unfolds on the Carreglwyd Estate on the beautiful Anglesey. The boutique Welsh festival has become known for booking a selection of some of the very best in underground electronic music. And with one of the most beautiful festival sites in the UK, it’s bound to be a sell-out once again.

You can find out more about the event and find the link to book your tickets on Resident Advisor here.

The Good Life Society – Summer Camps, Hawarden

1st July – 25 July 2022 – Summer Camp

16 September – 18 September 2022 – Camp Good Life

The folks at The Good Life Society are back with an adapted version of the fabled Good Life Experience. Spanning two events in the summer and early autumn, the events are an opportunity to reconnect with the outdoors whilst staying at this stunning part of the country. It’s a chance for you to escape from everyday life.

You can find out more and book your tickets here.

Big Love Festival, Monmouthshire

15 July — 17 July 2022

Big Love Festival has news for 2022! They’re moving to a brand new mystery location in the hills of Monmouthshire — just 30 minutes from both Cardiff and Bristol. This intimate and carefully curated dance music festival has built a loyal following with good reason!

You can book your tickets over here.

Westival, Pembrokeshire

21 July — 25 July 2022

If you’re looking for an intimate event, Westival is for you. With just 1,500 attendees it’s a fantastic celebration of underground arts and culture. And it’s minutes from the nearest train station. Win.

Find out more about Westival on their website here.

Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

18 August — 20 August 2022

Green Man Festival has become the biggest festival in Wales. And with that comes an excellent line-up — Michael Kiwanuka has already been announced as a headliner, leading to an almost instant sellout. The festival takes place on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. You can even rock up a week early with their ‘Settlers Pass’ to really immerse yourself in the experience.

Green Man tickets have already sold out for 2022, but you can find out more about the event here.

Camp Good Life, Hawarden Estate

16th September — 18th September 2022

The folks behind The Good Life Experience of years past are back with a smaller, more curated event for 2022. Taking place on the Hawarden Estate in North Wales, the event is touted as the small festival of music, food, fire, and ideas. Tickets are strictly limited to 1,000 people and are available now on their website here.

Useful resources

Here are some useful links for planning your trip to Welsh festival:

Looking for Welsh festivals in 2023? Check out our 2023 guide here. 

Written by Ed Maughan

Date: 01st December 2021

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