For over twenty years the Gower Folk Festival has been held at the Greyhound Inn, Oldwalls, Llanrhidian. However, this year the festival has moved to a new home, just a mile or so down the road to Weobley Castle Farm.
It is organised by the Halfpenny Folk club that meets on the first Sunday of every month at The Greyhound Inn.
The festival is unique in that both performers and audiences become members of an exclusive musical party. Ticket sales are limited (350 – 400) so each and every music lover attending is certain to feel the close atmosphere generated throughout the 3-day event. Camping facilities are available on site making for an easy transition from sleeping bag to festival activities, be they workshops or live performances from top folk artists.
The artist’s performance area is in a marquee that can accommodate all ticket holders and the folk music workshops are held in separate tents.
The wonderful, fourteenth century, ruined Weobley Castle stands proudly in the middle of the fully-working sheep farm on the edge of the tidal salt marshes of North Gower.
The catering and full bar will, as always, be provided by Chris, lately of the Greyhound Inn and now the proud proprietor of The Rake & Riddle, Penclawdd. The welcoming and friendly staff will be serving a selection of real ales from its very own award-winning Gower Brewery including the famous Gower Gold as well as a well-stocked bar. There will be hot food available all day including two festival specials every evening. The food is home cooked and locally sourced whenever possible. Don’t forget to try our Gower salt marsh lamb!
The Gower Folk festival & Weobley together offer on-site camping, good food and drink and of course the excellent music!
The festival also can’t happen without a wide variety of people helping out, so if you have been to the festival before, know the area and fancy volunteering, please get in touch