Enjoy an evening of music and food at the Spring Festival

8 May 2017

An evening of music and food, what more could you ask for?

In less than two weeks the Royal Welsh Spring Festival (20 & 21 May 2017) will be in full swing with thousands of happy visitors here at the showground in Llanelwedd, eager to explore everything the weekend-long event has to offer.

This year, the family friendly festival, celebration of smallholding and rural life is even more appealing with the expanded street food and music area.

Usually full to the brim with speedy shearers from around the world and their cheering supporters, for the upcoming Spring Festival, the Meirion Shearing Centre, in the heart of the festival site, will be transformed into a busy street food and music area.

The large undercover area will be packed with local producers offering an array of tasty treats and gourmet bites, and rather than for sheep, the stage will become a platform for live bands to perform and entertain throughout the weekend.

Making the most of the time of year, the spring like weather (fingers crossed!) and the longer days, the festival will again be open later into the evening, until 8pm, on Saturday 20 May. Once all the hustle and bustle of the busy livestock competitions, action-packed programme of displays and performances, demonstrations and workshops has died down a little, the street food area will burst into life.

So whilst enjoy feasting on the very best artisan food and drink sourced and produced from within Wales and the border counties, you will be able to relax and listen (or get up and dance!) to local bands, including Lucky Pierre, The Sam-Antonio Freeway, Cold Flame, Gruig, The Poor Boys of Worcester, The Troup and McCarthyism.

Kay Spencer, Director of the Spring Festival, is looking forward to the weekend; “Of all our society events, the Spring Festival is the most family orientated and relaxed. It offers the perfect day out and we delighted to be able to stay open later on Saturday meaning our visitors don’t have to rush home before they are ready.”

“At a time of year when we are enjoying the longer, lighter evenings and the prospect of fine weather, we wanted to continue the celebration of rural life into the evening. We very much look forward to inviting you all to stay longer, or coming over to join us, and enjoy a spring evening of music and food with friends.”

The festival will remain open until 8pm on Saturday (5pm on Sunday) with free entry into the showground after 5pm. For more information, or to get your e-ticket in advance, visit www.rwas.wales Remember, all children aged 16 and under can come to the Spring Festival all day for free.