Tafwyl has proved to be another huge success for Menter Caeryddd, with nearly 40,000 people enjoying the festival in the Castle and the fringe events this year.

Cardiff Castle was jam packed Saturday afternoon and the event had to operate a one-in-one out policy – a definite sign of the popularity and success of the festival.

Tafwyl 2018 also attracted more young people than ever before, and attracted a large number of new visitors from across Wales and beyond.

Some highlights of Tafwyl 2018 were:

  • Performances by Eden, Bryn Fôn, Candelas, Lleden and Meic Stevens
  • The new Acoustic Stage Y ‘Sgubor
  • A folk afternoon on Sunday with Vrii, Nogood Boyo and Jamie Smith’s Mabon
  • Performances in Yurt T by brand new bands that have been created specifically for Tafwyl in the city’s Welsh & non-Welsh speaking schools
  • Tafwyl’s school marquee welcoming thousands of parents to enjoy the school’s and cylchoedd meithrin performances
  • More street food & bars than ever before
  • The fantastic bands of Llwyfan y Porth creating a carnival atmosphere along Castle Street and attracts visitors from the city centre into Tafwyl

Tafwyl organisers said:

“Between the fine weather and a fantastic line up, Tafwyl 2018 proved to be extremely popular. We’re very proud of how popular the event has become, not just for Welsh speakers in Cardiff, but to a national and international audience and a non-Welsh speaking crowd. It’s amazing to think that seven years ago, Tafwyl was still a small fair in a car park, and now even Cardiff Castle is becoming a capacity challenge for the event.

Huge thanks to Cardiff Castle, to all our sponsors for making this possible, to our partners for putting on an ace programme of events, to our lovely volunteers for looking after everyone, and to you for being a wonderful, fun, happy crowd!”