Beautiful music and a good old laugh in the woods
AFTER last year’s award winning debut, the Gorjys Secrets Music Festival returns to the beautiful manicured grounds of Caer Rhun Hall in the splendour of the Conwy Valley, North Wales on Saturday, September 16.
Bringing together an international line up of artists and bands alongside showcasing some of the finest singer/ songwriters from around Wales, Gorjys Secrets is a beautiful day of music and festivities but as 2016 showed it is so much more than just another music festival.
Amidst the finely landscaped gardens and woodland atmosphere, festival organisers promise a truly family friendly, unique and special day and as the darkness falls and through the breathtaking lighting displays and decorations, the grounds and trees are transformed into a magical wonderland bringing to life the legends of Caer Rhun to immerse you further into the Gorjys bubble.
Throughout the day at the festival’s marketplace and bars you can sample some of the finest local craft ales, gins and wine and feast at the sumptuous and locally sourced independent food vendors - you will never go hungry or be in need of a fine drink.
The festival is produced and run by Llandudno-based Gorjys Events, with the support of partnerships including CCBC, ZIP World, Worldspan and EKULT plus a wonderful team of local volunteers.
Festival Director Gavin Mart said: “Alongside some wonderful performers this gorgeous family garden party is also a celebration of everything that North Wales has to offer in an absolutely stunning setting. North Wales really feels on the cusp of something very special in the arts, adventure tourism, local business and entrepreneurship, it’s our privilege to be able to showcase that to the wider world.”
As with last year’s festival there will also be a stage for up-and-coming, young and local artistes to perform and any singers and bands should follow the festival’s social media for details of how to apply.
Camping is available and for festival goers who wish to arrive early to camp on the Friday evening they have free entry to the grounds and bars for popular night of comedy “Giggles under the Tree”.
The line-up of artistes and bands includes the superb Lewis Watson, BBC R2 Horizon winner Blair Dunlop, Katey Brooks with her full band, international guitarist Jon Gomm, Ian Prowse and his band Amsterdam, Wrexham band Heal the Last Stand and ‘Festival Stormers’ Merry Hell.
For more information about this year’s festival, and a gallery of photos from last year, and also see the full line-up of events and to book all your camping and tickets online, visit www.gorjys.com.
Liverpool’s Ian Prowse is playing the festival with his band Amsterdam. Inset: last year’s event was a tremendous success