Featured • March 03, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
Between April and August, Anglesey comes alive with a vibrant array of music, art, and culture. Enjoy breathtaking views from the grounds of ancient castles, explore the magical island, or take in a spectacular festival performance – all while experiencing Anglesey’s unmatched beauty.
Using our local knowledge we’ve compiled a list of the best music festivals in Anglesey this summer. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during this particular time of year. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event or a wild night out, Anglesey’s has it all for picturesque outdoor entertainment.
Check out some of the most hotly-anticipated events and music festivals in Anglesey this summer.
Gŵyl Beaumaris Festival 2023
The Beaumaris Festival is a vibrant and exciting celebration of culture, music, and creativity in the beautiful town of Beaumaris. Held in May, the festival brings together a variety of local performers as well as some international acts for a series of concerts featuring genres ranging from classical and jazz, orchestral and solo, and instrumental and vocal. This is one music event on Anglesey that you don’t want to miss!
Canolfan Beaumaris, 24th-31st May
Gottwood Festival 2023
Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Gottwood Festival 2023, hidden in the Welsh woodlands near Holyhead. This annual celebration of music, art, and culture is an unmissable event. From the small but perfectly formed Gottwood site to some of the biggest international DJs playing out their latest tunes, there’s something for everyone at this year’s music festival.
Special events and activities are planned throughout the week-long festival, including interactive installations and workshops to enhance your experience. Expect a variety of genres ranging from techno, house, drum and bass to disco, funk, and hip hop – all played over a state-of-the-art sound system that delivers unbeatable audio quality. Whether you’re a seasoned raver or just starting out in the scene, Gottwood Festival 2023 promises a unique experience with plenty of surprises – don’t miss it!
This is an event for those 18+
Carreglwyd Estate, Holyhead, June 8-11, 2023
Folk on the Farm Festival
Folk On The Farm on Anglesey is the perfect summer music festival on Anglesey for those who want to get away from it all and bask in the beauty of the Welsh countryside. Held each year in July, this three-day event offers a wide variety of music from folk, blues, and world to indie, rock, and electronic. Along with music performances, there are also plenty of arts and crafts stalls as well as delicious food and drinks vendors. There are also activities such as camping, nature walks, swimming in cascading waterfalls and relaxing by lakeside hammocks. This tranquil festival offers an escape like no other; soak up the sun while enjoying some of Welsh’s finest contemporary sounds – you won’t be disappointed!
Tyddyn Môn, Brynrefai.13 – 16 July 2023
The National Eisteddfod of Wales is an annual celebration of Welsh culture and language. Held each summer, the National Eisteddfod features a wide range of events including singing competitions, literature readings, poetry recitals and theatrical performances, all in both Welsh and English. There are also art and photography exhibitions as well as lively debates on key issues concerning Wales.
In addition to these formal events, there’s also plenty of music, dancing and other activities to keep everyone entertained. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to come together to enjoy some traditional fun, as well as for visitors from abroad to discover more about Welsh culture. From the world-class performers that take part each year to the incredible atmosphere created by festivalgoers from all around the world – this is one event you won’t want to miss!
Boduan, Gwynedd, 05 – 12 August 2023
To find more things to do in Anglesey and the surrounding area, go to our “See and Do Anglesey” page and discover the best that Anglesey has to offer.