Gŵyl Fach y Fro Returns to Barry Island: A Celebration of Welsh Arts and Culture


Barry Island is once again abuzz with excitement as Gŵyl Fach y Fro, the beloved Welsh arts and culture festival, prepares to make its triumphant return on Saturday 18 May 2024. This vibrant event, organized by Menter Iaith Bro Morgannwg, promises a day filled with music, creativity, and community spirit—all in the beautiful Welsh language.

Live Performances

From a stage for primary schools including choirs to renowned bands like Fleur De Lys, Lowri Evans, Sage Todz & Parisa Fouladi, Wigwam and Gwcci. Also, a fantastic new stage showcasing folk artists such as Bethan Nia, Brigyn and Lo-Fi Jones, everyone gets a stage at Gŵyl Fach y Fro. The festival celebrates the rich tapestry of Welsh talent, ensuring that both emerging artists and established names shine.

Cultural Immersion

All entertainment is presented in Cymraeg, allowing festival-goers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Welsh language. Whether you’re a fluent speaker or just curious, this is an opportunity to celebrate Wales’ linguistic heritage with fantastic hula-hoop workshops with The Sparklettes and contemporary dance performances, with a new show Mari Ha! from dancer / choreographer Osian Meilir. This year’s festival will also showcase a newly commissioned anthem celebrating the best of the Vale of Glamorgan, with a very special performance by a massed choir and dance group.

Food, Crafts, and Fun

Explore craft stalls, savor delicious food, and engage in family-friendly activities. Gŵyl Fach y Fro is more than a music festival—it’s a celebration of Welsh culture in all its forms.

Event Details

Date: Saturday May 18, 2024   

Time: 11:00am to 8:00pm

Location: Barry Island Promenade