Thursday, 15 March 2012

Fire in the Mountain Festival 2012 Wales

Fire in the Mountain - Tan Yn Y Mynydd 2012

Full Details and Tickets can be found on

The Fire in the Mountain is rekindled and its warm glow casts light over the valley of change – Cwmnewidion. Red kites soar above lush green ravines, with oak grove and wild meadow below. Located between the fringe of the magnificent Cambrian mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, where hare and horse graze, natures spirits ebbing and flowing.
Join us in bringing this ancient kingdom alive once again in another magical gathering of hearts, minds, and music.  
We invite you to the Fire in the Mountain, International Folk Festival of Cwnch Coch at Cwmnewidion Isaf.
A coming together of hearts, minds and collectives from across the country. We present bands and musicians from the USA, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England and of course Wales.
This year we are pleased to welcome a host of bands from Bristol, Liverpool and London. We have loosely themed each day around our headliners. Saturday is Celtic Day and we host the BEST young Scottish pipers Ross Ainslee and Jarlath Henderson. Sunday our headliners hail from the Appalachian Mountains: Adam Hurt and Stephanie Coleman. Monday is Welsh Culture day, with headliners Calan.
Bands So Far Confirmed:


Calan + The Gentle Good + The Mordekkers + Under the Driftwood Tree + Finikity Chaos + DnA


Ross Ainslee Trio + Jarlath Henderson Trio + Ross and Jarlath Big Band + Alasdair Roberts


Adam Hurt and Stephanie Coleman (USA) + This is the Kit


Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell + Kidnap Alice + BARD + Cut A Shine +  Tim Chipping +  Stompin' Dave + Ruby and the Ribcage + The Barker Band + Ana Silvera + yoB + Boat to Row (Birmingham) + The Wagon Tales + Serious Sam Barret + David Broad + Nick Mulvey + Simon Panrucker


Kazimier Krunk Band + Sidney Bailey's No Good Punching Clowns + The Loose Moose String Band + Pete Bentham + Dinner Ladies + Mamadou + Long Finger Bandits + The Cubical + Automatic Sam + Flamin' Mamies + King Twit + Married to the Sea + Dave Owen + Nick Ellis + Jeff Jepson and the Angry Wasps


The Long Notes + Fitty Gomash


Nuala Honan + Jamie Harrison + Beth Porter + Waitress for the Beas + Toby Norman + Ben Sayer + The Triangulators.


HoneyFeet + Alabaster de Plume + Noon + Rik Warren + Ríoghnach Connolly


  • Wood Fired Cob Ovens, providing fresh pizzas and fresh bread.
  • Communal Central Kitchen with Sunday Banquet
  • Healing Area, Sauna, cold river plunge pool and bathing, and contemporary therapies
  • Local Ales and Ciders from our Barn Bar
  • Tons of Workshops in the workshop tent: singing, flat foot, dance, etc
  • Kids Activities: Face painting, treasure hunts, circus skills
  • Jam Sessions galore!
  • Camp Fire Sing Songs.
  • Acoustic Marquee with hot drinks and chai + open stage for bands and jams

Welsh Culture Day

Bank Holiday Monday features a farmers and local crafts market. We also feature a host of Welsh folk bands on the main stage, with Headliners Calan.


There are two camping areas: Quiet and Family camping in the main paddock, near to car park, and Adventure Camping (short walk from main gate).


We are pioneering the latest designs in Composting Loos.


The farm is in remote mid-Wales, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. We highly recommend bringing good solid footwear and good quality rain clothes, in addition to sun cream.

Travel and Parking

It will cost £5 per car to park, and £10 per Camper Van. This is because space is limited and we want to encourage people to car share and take alternative public transport. Car Share via FaceBook page.
Shuttles will meet EVERY train coming to Aberystwyth Friday and Saturday, and again , shuttles will run to meet every train Monday and Tuesday at no cost.