Tafwyl 2017 has been a huge success! According to Menter Caerdydd, the organisers of the festival, over 38,000 attended Tafwyl this year – including guests at the Tafwyl Fringe week and visitors to the main event, which took place over the weekend (1 and 2 July).

This year the festival moved to a temporary home in Llandaff Fields rather than Cardiff Castle and, at peak times, over 8,000 people were there at the same time. The event also attracted more young people than ever before.

Highlights included:

  • A session with Chris Coleman
  • Performances from Geraint Jarman, Yws Gwynedd, Candelas and Meic Stevens
  • Tafwyl’s schools stage welcoming non-Welsh medium schools from the area to perform
  • Tafwyl’s school bands project – with performances from bands created from workshops with Fitzalan, Whitchurch High, Glantaf, Plasmawr and Bro Edern schools
  • The biggest street food area ever held at Tafwyl
  • Yurt T – a dedicated stage for young people
  • The Big Fish Little Fish family rave
  • Trac and Cwpwrdd Nansi curating an afternoon of folk music

The organisers said: “Tafwyl continues to go from strength to strength – with over 38,000 people attending this year. We are thrilled that the festival has become such an important event – for Welsh speakers and non-Welsh speakers alike, from Cardiff and further afield.

“Tafwyl has become one of the main events in the city’s calendar and we are proud of how it helps raise the profile of Welsh music, arts and culture. This year’s Tafwyl festival has had a very positive impact on the local community – especially local business – and we would like to thank everyone for giving us such a warm welcome.

Geoff White-Park, owner of Café Castan said: “Being the owner of a local café, I have been extremely impressed with the quality and organisation of the event. Tafwyl is a great festival that we hope will return to our community next year”.

Tafwyl 2017 was funded by the Welsh Government, Cardiff Council, the Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff University, Arts & Business Cymru, the Big Lottery Fund and BBC Cymru.

The event was also sponsored by: New Directions, Capital Law, Equinox Communications, Clwb Ifor Bach, Green Giraffe Nursery, Academi Hywel Teifi and Cardiff and Vale College.