44 Big Events in Wales for Summer 2018 that Must Go in Your Diary – Part 2

If you’re looking for big events in Wales this summer, we have you covered. Here’s part two of our three-part list.

  1. Monmouth Festival

A free nine-day festival that includes Monmouth Festival Unplugged comes to Monmouth from Friday, July 27 to Saturday, August 4.

  1. Pete Tong

Dance DJ Pete Tong will be performing a massive open-air gig alongside a 65-piece orchestra and a spectacular visual show at Cardiff Castle on Saturday, July 28.

  1. Big Wild Sleepout

See stars, planets, satellites, planes, and possibly shooting stars as you camp out at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve on Saturday, July 28.

  1. Electric Wave Festival

Featuring Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays, and more, the Electric Wave Festival comes to Surf Snowdonia on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29.

  1. Party in the Parc

Enjoy live music, street food, and craft stalls at Parc Pantry, Belle Vue Park, Newport on Sunday, July 29.

  1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

50 years since first performing, the Festival Arts Theatre Company returns with a Shakespearean favourite at Bishops Palace in St Davids from Tuesday, July 31 to Thursday, August 16.

  1. The Gruffalo’s Child

Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler comes to New Theatre, Cardiff from Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 5.

  1. North Wales Blues and Soul Festival

Enjoy the laid-back crowds at this three-day festival at Kendrick’s Field, Mold from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5.

  1. National Eisteddfod

Held in Cardiff for the first time in a decade, this fantastic annual celebration of Welsh arts and culture features a whole host of entertainment at Cardiff Bay from Friday, August 3 to Saturday, August 11.

  1. Llangollen Motorcycle Festival

LlanBikeFest presents an all bikes, family-friendly festival at the Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.

  1. Big Welsh Bite

Embrace the culinary creations of Wales at this annual two-day food festival. Visit Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.

  1. Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall

Simple Minds are coming to Wales to premiere the new studio album, Walk Between Worlds. Find them and their guests at Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday, August 5.

  1. The Gower Show

This great traditional agricultural show comes to Penrice Castle Park, Reynoldston, Gower, Swansea on Sunday, August 5.

  1. The Reluctant Dragon

This new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre is on at Oystermouth Castle on Thursday, August 9.

  1. Brecon Jazz

This huge annual event brings jazz musicians from across the globe to venues throughout Brecon from Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12.