There are a lot of large outdoor events scheduled into the 2017 calendar in and around the country. The following is a summary of some of the larger and more polular ones. While dates for many are still not confirmed, you can be sure that small armies of people are beavering away behind the scenes, confirming venues, booking acts, arranging security, hiring marquees, toilets and other on-site facilities, organising routes, the list goes on!
25th May – 4th June, the Hay Festival of Literature is already confirmed, and in case you’ve never heard of it, yes it’s in Hay on Wye.
“For 29 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders.” you can find out plenty more about it here
1st – 15th July, The Gower Festival. A music based event, with acts from around the globe, what makes this event unique is that all the acts play inside churches.
“Opening concert 2017 with the wonderful Wihan Quartet in a “Czech evening” at Newton Church.”
Date TBC – Monmouth Festival. From open air venues, marquees, churches and pubs, the Monmouth Festival aims to provide a huge range of local musical talent.
“The Festival prides itself on being extremely friendly, relaxed and an opportunity for families and all generations of people to come together and enjoy themselves.”
Date TBC Pride Cymru. Most likely to remain in Coopers Field again for 2017, this pride event is, well, all you’d expect from a vibrant Madi Gras held in Wales, with it’s parade and party in the park to follow.
“The organisation meets its charitable aims and objectives via a committed team of volunteers, employees and sponsors who tirelessly raise funds for the organisation to support the main event and the project work.” find out about it here
There are plenty more events, however time is marching on and this list will be completed once more dates venues and acts are available.