Tafwyl timetable 2022

18 – 19 June 2022

Cardiff Castle

Tafwyl is pleased to announce today a full schedule for the Tafwyl weekend which is being held at Cardiff Castle on 18 and 19 June 2022. The timetable for all of the stages is available to view and to make plans for a packed weekend of music, talks, discussions and more!

The stages during the festival include Y Prif Lwyfan, Y Sgubor, Yurt T, Llais, Y Llwyfan, Llwyfan y Porth. As well as these venues there will also be a Street Theatre in the Tafwyl festival, a sports area, the popular Tafwyl market will return again this year, a large food and drink area, Bwrlwm play area, the University of South Wales stall and the Mudiad Meithrin stand. All the information can be found at www.tafwyl.cymru

The music is co-ordinated by Clwb Ifor Bach and the stages include;

Y Prif Lwyfan (The Main Stage) – sponsored by BBC Radio Cymru

For the first time this year, BBC Radio Cymru will be broadcasting live from the Main Stage at Tafwyl during the weekend. Bands playing here include Sŵnami, Yws Gwynedd, Adwaith, Gwilym, Tara Bandito, Breichiau Hir, Mei Gwynedd, N’Famady Kouyaté, Lloyd + Dom James, Ciwb, Eädyth + Asha Jane, Glain Rhys, Hana Lili, Morgan Elwy and Y Gerddorfa Ukulele. Cyw will be opening the events on the Saturday morning for young Tafwyl fans.

Y Sgubor – sponsored by Clwb Ifor Bach

Y Sgubor (The Barn) is an acoustic and folk tent with a variety of artists performing over the weekend, including Bwncath, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Blodau Papur, Meinir Gwilym, Burum, Gareth Bonello, Thallo, Kizzy Crawford, Avanc, Lily Beau, Parisa Fouladi and Mari Mathias. The timetable also features artists from the Kann an Tan project, which combines artists from Wales and Brittany and are Gwilym Bowen Rhys and Nolwenn Korbell, Cerys Hafana and Léa, and Sam Humphreys and Krismenn.

Yurt T – Supported by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Bangor University: College of Arts, Humanities and Business.

Yurt T is primarily a tent for young people and includes music, comedy, discussion and a yoga session. The music will be performed by Los Blancos, Hyll, Tiger Bay, Mali Haf, Lloyd + Dom James, Stafell Fyw, Ysgol Roc Soar. The ‘Yn Cyflwyno… / Introducing…’ bands will also be playing here during the weekend, which are Sws, Badger Beat, Ble? and Dadleoli. There will be an Asiant i’r Sêr (Agent for the Stars) comedy event with Steffan Alun as MC, a Going to University session with students studying through the medium of Welsh, a singing workshop with Aloud Choir and Laura Karadog running a ‘Llawenydd’ (‘Joy’) morning yoga session on Sunday morning.

Llais – sponsored by S4C

Llais (Voice) is a new tent for Tafwyl 2022. This is where discussions, talks and comedy can be heard over the weekend. On Saturday night there will be Tafwyl’s first comedy night – TAHAHAHAFWYL! with Elis James, Al Parr, Chris Rio, Leila Navabi, Josh Pennar and Esyllt Sears (MC).

There’ll also be talks with authors Llwyd Owen and Ffion Dafis, actors from Pobol y Cwm, Gwrachod Cymru (Welsh Witches) with Efa Lois, a session with Lowri Roberts and her father, Alun Wyn Bevan, Gwrachod Heddiw podcast, talk about Khasi Cymru Collective with Gareth Bonello, Meithrin y Fflam by Avanc’s crew, Ar Blât with Daniel Glyn and Beca Lyne-Pirkis, talk on creating Welsh language theatre in collaboration with the Wales Millennium Center, Tonfedd Heddiw poets with Barddas and the learners’ panel. Many of these sessions will include simultaneous translation.

Llwyfan y Porth  – sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Llwyfan y Porth (The Gateway Stage) will be located outside the Castle walls at the entrance and will feature fun music throughout the weekend to enjoy, including 3D Brass Band, Jack Mac’s Funk Pack. Wonderbrass, Barracwda, Welsh Academy of Voice and Dramatic Arts, Clera (Arad Goch Theatre Company) and Qwerin (Bach).

Y Llwyfan – sponsored by Portal Training

Y Llwyfan (The Stage) is where pupils from primary and secondary schools across Cardiff will be performing. Cardiff Performing Academy, Menter Caerdydd Drama and Dance Clubs will be here and the secondary schools will be performing at the end of each afternoon.  Come to see a special performance from Cyw presenters on the Saturday afternoon, and pop over on the Sunday afternoon to enjoy a performance by Martyn Geraint too.

Caryl McQuilling, Tafwyl’s Chief Officer, said;


“We’re delighted with the variety of events and venues on offer at Tafwyl this year. Releasing the full schedule and range of events is great after months of organising. Working with so many sponsors is special and we are very grateful to them all for their willingness to sponsor this year’s festival. We hope Tafwyl’s old and new attendees have a weekend to remember! ”

The Tafwyl Fringe begins on the 12th of June with a full week of events across Cardiff, including Dragwyl; Behind the Lens; Self Confidence, Self Love and Cocktails!; Storytime for children; Bwrlwm workshops; University of South Wales events and more. Full details can be found at tafwyl.wales/ffrinj

Tafwyl’s sponsors include; Welsh Government, Cardiff Council, Arts Council of Wales, Arts & Business Cymru, British Council Wales, University of South Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, Cardiff Fund, Cardiff and Vale College, Thatchers, Glamorgan Brewery, Clwb Ifor Bach, Portal Training, Mudiad Meithrin, Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Cadw, Bangor University, S4C.

The content and media partner are Orchard.

Tafwyl’s partners include; SportFit Wales / DanceFit Wales, Cwlwm Cyhoeddwyr Cymru, Learn Welsh, AM, Y Lolfa, Cardiff Rugby, Glamorgan Cricket, Barddas, Equinox Communications, Cardiff University, Dirty Protest, The Other Room, Tramshed Tech, Cant a Mil, Arad Goch Theatre Compan , Carnahuanawc Club, Literature Wales, The Woodland Trust, Menter Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bardd Blant Cymru, Tomos and Lilford Brewery, St John’s Ambulance, Aloud, Wales Millennium Centre.


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