2017 Welcome Page

Hey Hey. Happy birthday to us. Welcome to Cwmfest’s 10th anniversary.

What started as an idea for a musical get together back in 2008 has grown into an annual highlight of the Cynon valley live music calendar and over the last 10 years has hosted anyone and everyone who’s anybody within the local scene.

Far too many acts to name but trawl through this site and you’ll find a page dedicated to previous festival line ups. Check them out and see how many you remember

But what of this year I hear you ask?? Well this year very nearly didn’t happen in all honesty. After ten years of exhausted grant hunting, slowly declining sponsorship and the general effects of austerity we found ourselves in dire straits financially. Down but not out and certainly not defeated we put in place a programme of fundraising and the fact that you’re reading this is proof that we’ve succeeded in securing another festival for 2017.

Well, we couldn’t give up on a ten year anniversary now could we?


And so, here we are again. The usual mix of genres split between original and cover bands and artists over 5 venues over 3 days. We decided the theme for our 10th year would be ‘looking back’ and this culminated in us asking certain bands from the past to reform for special one off sets. A number of artists stepped up and agreed to do so and we are thrilled to be hosting them this year. Alongside this we have looked back over previous festival listings and asked certain artists back for this special celebration.

In addition to the returning artists there are also newbies on the bill possibly visiting Cwmaman for the first time. We welcome all these to our musical family. We ask you to do the same.

Welcoming back our dedicated regular venues namely The Globe Inn, The Falcon Inn, The Shepherds Arms, The Top Club and The Plough who have all played a major part in the last 10 years. Also for the second year running we are hosting a special choir night at St Joseph’s Church after the success of 2016.

Be sure to check out our 10th year celebration T shirts also. On sale throughout the festival at selected venues