Welcome to the Welshpool Country Music Festival website!
The Festival is a fund raising event brought to you by the Heulwen Trust which is a Charity dedicated to providing boat trips for those who are less abled than most. Look at the About us page for further details of our charitable activities and a link to the charity's web site heulwen trust
If you have been with us before you will know that the Festival takes place over a lazy music filled weekend on the Powis Castle Showground which is a truly stunning location enjoying spectacular views across the Severn Valley. It is within walking distance of Welshpool, a charming and traditional old market town which is known as The Gateway To Wales We are privileged that the Earl of Powis allows us to use this facility.
The festival is going from strength to strength. So many of you return year after year to enjoy the Show. Have a look at the Facebook page to catch up on the postings about past events and future developments. Here you will find what people think about the event. Please like us on Facebook and join our group here (or use the link at the bottom of each page or the link to the right of this page).
The show starts on Friday evening in the Beer Tent and continues through to Sunday evening. Do have a look at our line up where you will see details of the acts we have booked. We have included links to the artistes web pages so you can find out more about them.
On Saturday and Sunday the festivities begin with the Welshpool Westerners charge down the bank in traditional costume with guns* blazing, to the tune of "the South will rise again". (*replica pistols only please!)
The 2017 line up is already booked and full details will be available on our line up page (select at top of page) or to see a copy of this years poster click here
On Saturday (10.45) and Sunday (9.45) the festivities begin with the Welshpool Westerners charge down the bank in traditional costume with guns* blazing, to the tune of "the South will rise again". (*replica pistols only please!)
And each year our Westerners do us proud by closing the event with the Trilogy. We have a clip of the Trilogy on our facebook page or you click the link. This year we have asked Pedro to lead sing the Trilogy. Worth staying for ... even our volunteers stop to watch!!
Rain or shine we have it covered with a 150 x 50 marquee (7,500 square foot). Perfect for party time!
Western bar is open from Friday evening ....... and local bar prices! Food stalls on site from a light snack to a tasty meal!
Coming for the day or weekend, there is plenty to see and do. Free boat trip from the festival site along the local canal. Enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake in Rosie's tea tent for only £2.50.
You can even have your memories captured on camera with our very own on site photographer. Look at these two ladies who came to help us out. Their photo is taken on site and the background added (and you can choose where you want to be; the Street, the OK Corral, The Western Store, ..... the choice is vast
You can find out what to expect at the Showground by clicking on our Facilities page
If you want to know how to get to the show please see our Directions page but note that the google map is on "Contact" page.
If you want to find local ACCOMMODATION and other local sites please see the links bottom of the Directions page. If you want to find out what else goes on in and around Welshpool please try the Welshpool Tourist Information page
As with any event there are a number of people behind the scenes all doing their bit, far too many to mention individually but you know who you are....thank you!!! Also special thanks go to our sponsors: (if the link is coloured below please feel free to have a look at their web site) ... they have given us invaluable and excellent service and we are happy to recommend them
- T Alun Jones for providing the staging
- The Earl of Powis for providing the field
- RDM LTD
- Pat and Ryta Ward
- Morris Lubricants
- Boys and Bodens for providing the mini skips
- Welshpool Town Council
- Cadwallader & Co LLP
- Williams Plant Hire
- Alan Thomas Electrical
- Ian Ainslie Car Sales
- Mr Hugh Tilsley
- Dave Gore Tyres
Some rules of the Festival
1. Be considerate of others on the site and treat others as you would hope to be treated by them.
2. Be quiet on the camping fields after 10pm and in particular do not run a generator after that time.
3. Please comply with a request from a member of our team to do something or not to do something,
4. Wear your wrist band at all times. Wrist bands that are not attached to you (e.g. in your pocket or purse or left in your car) are not valid. If your wrist band becomes detached please take it to the Secretary’s tent for a duplicate to be issued.
5. NO BARBECUES OR FIRES in the arena or car park areas
6. When sitting in the arena do not have a Gazebo or other obstruction of the view of others.
7. Shooting practices must be away from the main arena
8. All dogs must be on a lead and under control at all times
9. Please do think if you can recycle (blue bins) any of your rubbish (black bins)
10. If you are on the BOBB list do not enter our site. If you have no idea what BOBB means, then you are not on that list. We have a note of people on the BOBB list.
Please note that the Showfield is private. As organisers we reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the field without giving a reason. We will ask you to leave if you do not comply with the rules of the site. We reserve the right not to refund your entry fee.
If you are asked to leave you will not be permitted to come to future events. Thereafter, if you seek to enter a future event and are recognised then you will be asked to leave and your entry fee will be forfeit and will not be refunded.
Booking for 2017 now open
Following the success last year, we will feature our Showcase Stage for up and coming New Country performers who are looking for exposure at our Festival
Please be aware our main stage line up is booked for 2017
If you were at our first festival in 1988 please contact us, we want to hear from you and to welcome you to our 30th Festival
Don't forget you can get a free boat ride on the very boats we are raising money for.
If you are in Western dress, you are entitled to half price admission to Powis Castle just up the road from the festival site
Two of our volunteers whose photo was taken on site by our festival photographer.
Recognise the background from the festival site?
NO??? Looks realitic?
If you visit our very own festival photographer, you too can select your background