2019 Machynlleth Festival Dates: 18 – 25 August

For more information about being a Festival Benefactor please click here (pdf).

All events take place at
The Tabernacle
Heol Penrallt
Powys SY20 8AJ

Box Office: 01654 703355 (Mon – Sat  10am – 4pm) or send us an email.

Reserved Seat Season Tickets: £195
Friends Season Ticket: £165
Please contact the Box Office for Reserved Seat Season Tickets
All other seats are unreserved


Welcome to the Machynlleth Festival 2018!

My aim each year is simple: to bring to Machynlleth the world’s finest musicians to play the world’s most inspiring, life-enhancing music.

Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine – this year we host superb musicians from all these countries, as well as from our own native Wales, Scotland and England.

The first three days of the Festival, curated by Dennis Jones, present a feast of the very best of Welsh music. The concerts that come after include Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, Dvorak’s Dumky Trio, Poulenc’s heart-wrenching drama La Voix Humaine, Brahms’ second String Sextet, Schumann’s Piano Quartet and lunchtime programmes devoted to two of my favourite composers, Beethoven and Rachmaninov.

The Masterclass this year will be led by one of the superb singers of our time, the Irish mezzo Ann Murray, DBE, whose wit and passion for music will inspire the talented young singers who take part. Other highlights include a concert featuring the legendary percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas celebrating the composer Dilys Elwyn-Edwards’ centenary, a late night ‘Cabaret to end all Wars’ from the brilliant Jess Walker and the return by popular demand of the dazzling string players, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Maxim Rysanov.

A free family concert, pre-concert talks, interviews and exhibitions – you are warmly welcomed to the Machynlleth Festival 2018, a week to remember.

Julius Drake
Artistic Director

We are very grateful to the following:
Rydym yn ddiolchgariawn i'r canlynol:

Ashley Family Foundation
Friends of The Tabernacle
Garthgwynion Charities
Lambert Family Foundation
Ann and Humphrey LLoyd
Major and Evans
Mr News, Machynlleth
David H. O. Owen
Plas Dolguog Hotel
Powys County Council
J. B. Roberts & Son Ltd
Peter Saunders Trust
Welshpool Printing Group
William Lloyd Williams & Son Ltd
Bob and Gwyn Winter
The Wynnstay Hotel & Pizzeria