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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Glam camping coming to Llanfest

Glamping is comings to Llanfest for the first time. 

In partnership with the Red Sky Tent Company, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is offering weekend festival-goers deluxe camping for Llanfest - its one-day music festival taking place on Sunday 7th July.

The Llanfest Boutique Camping Village will be offering deluxe glamping just a short distance from all the action on the festival’s Pavilion site.

Festival Chairman Dr Rhys Davies said: “We’re excited to introduce this new accommodation for visitors that is conveniently located close to the heart of the festival. 

"This is about the offering a whole experience. Llanfest visitors can stay and appreciate our unique event and immerse themselves even more into the beauty and atmosphere of the International Eisteddfod.”

Red Sky Tent Company owner Brendan Fitzpatrick said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first ever boutique glamping village at Llanfest. 

"All of our sumptuous five-metre bell tents are fully furnished with carpets, beds, bedding and village facilities include hot showers, a bar and a cafĂ©. We want guests to come a day early, relax and spend their evening with us.”

On Saturday July 6, from 2pm, Llanfest Glampers can get in the festival spirit as the Glamping Village hosts a free BBQ party for guests checking-in ahead of Sunday’s music festival. 

Then on Sunday at 2pm, the daytime programme of live music starts before the headliners take to the main stage that evening.

The Llanfest daytime programme presents bands and musicians from across Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales on the six outside stages: The Globe Stage, The World Stage, The Amphitheatre Stage, Acoustic Sessions in The Food Court, The Llan Jam and Rewind DJ Area.

An outside stage highlight sees the The Cavern Club takeover The Amphitheatre Stage

 Liverpool’s world-famous music club was a real hit with festival-goers at last year’s Llanfest, The Tony Skeggs band will take a musical journey from The Beatles to the Arctic Monkeys and much more in between. 

Richard Batty returns with his acoustic show and the day will be held together by Jonny Parry who will also perform an acoustic set.

The Globe Stage features rock, vocal-harmony-infused indie-pop, the ultimate brit pop experience and classic ska and ska’d up classics like you’ve never heard from artists including Sawbones (Liverpool/Manchester), Kidsmoke (Wrexham), Marblehead Johnson (Llangollen) and Skaburst (Telford).

The World Stage includes melodic riff based alternative rock, rock, pop, indie whilst introducing a lot of classics but also throwing a few surprises and hidden gems into the sets from The Montagues (North Wales), Seprona (Liverpool), Before the Storm (Wrexham) and The Droogs (Wrexham)

Llan Jam acoustic sessions presents 50’s 60’s and 70’s classic covers of soul, rock and pop including background love songs, classic covers, to party tunes from Misschief (Cheshire) Fay and Deon, Inkonsoulable, Gareth Heesom (all North West). Including a super mash up of all artists singing together.

Acoustic Sessions in The Food Court presents rock and pop, indie blues, country, folk roots, covers and self-penned songs from Lucy Mayhew (Wirral), The GOGS (Wrexham), Dave Grasshopper (Llangollen) and Jude Lane (North Wales). Then, in the Rewind DJ Area, Dave Boss will be playing indie pop, Ska, and rock classics throughout the day.

The festival ends with this year’s already announced Llanfest headliners - British rock bands The Fratellis and The Coral, who are joined on the bill by Platinum selling, indie-rockers, Pigeon Detectives, and 90s power pop rock trio, Dodgy.

For the opportunity to sleep in style at Llanfest’s first glamping village, guests can book at  (tent prices start from £80).

For the full Llanfest music festival programme or to book tickets visit (Festival Tickets from £39).

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