The countdown is on ahead of Gŵyl Cefni 2018.
The Llangefni festival is marking its 18th anniversary with three days of live music, entertainment and activities around town.
This year’s Gig Fawr on Saturday 9th June – at the Bull Hotel – features Celt, Fleur de Lys and Omaloma as part of a nine-strong line-up including acoustic duos Tagardr and Bwncath, Hogia Llanbobman, Bwncath, Welsh Whisperer, Patagonian singer Alejandro Jones and the samba band from Canolfan Addysg y Bont.
Entry for the eight-hour gig is free, thanks to funding from the Arts Council of Wales. There’ll also be live coverage on MônFM on 102.5 FM across Anglesey and the North West, online at monfm.net and via our free mobile app.
Saturday also sees a family fun morning in the quad behind the Bull with a live show featuring S4C Cyw characters Seren and Lobs, Sali Mali and Superted, along with Selog, Magi Ann and Peppa Pig.
There’ll also be a lively Owain Glyndŵr show – free tickets available in advance from Cwpwrdd Cornel – along with funfair rides and free Urdd sports activities in the Town Hall car park.
At lunchtime, Bocsŵn will be offering ukelele workshops while Theatr Ieuenctid Môn present a flashmob performance at the Town Clock.
The big day comes to an end with more music from Gwilym Bowen Rhys performing a late evening set at the Railway and karaoke at the Foundry.
In the run up to Gŵyl Cefni itself, Dilwyn Griffiths kicks off the warm-up with a quiz night at the Railway on Wednesday (6th June) at 8pm – entry is just £1 per head.
The following night, North Walian artist Lisa Eurgain Taylor hosts a wine and art evening at Oriel Mon, including a special workshop where you can have a go at creating your own masterpiece. Tickets are £10 and available from Menter Iaith Môn on 01248 725 700.
Nia Thomas from Menter Iaith Môn said as one of the oldest Welsh music festivals in the calendar, Gŵyl Cefni will once again have ”something for everyone, from families, for young people, for the long-time rockers.”
She added: ”Of course, this is a tribute to the labour of love by organising volunteers as well as the financial support of our sponsors…this is a long-time favourite event with locals but I’d also like to make a special appeal for people to promote this festival to those who are not so familiar with Welsh events and to learners, since through music, in a buzzing atmosphere of celebration, is one of the best ways to enjoy the Welsh scene.”
The annual festival is organised by the Gŵyl Cefni committee, which receives support in funding or in kind from Menter Iaith Môn, the Arts Council of Wales, Oriel Môn, Anglesey Council, Llangefni Social Enterprise and MônFM.