2018 Festival Dates : 19-26 August 2018
The 2018 Festival programme will be announced in April, below is the 2017 programme

Artistic Director: Julius Drake

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.

Please contact the Box Office for Reserved Seat Season Tickets
All other seats are unreserved


As Artistic Director I am delighted and honoured once again this year to welcome you to the Machynlleth Festival.

We start our Festival week with the very best in Welsh traditional music, from artists especially chosen by Dennis Jones. Then some of the finest classical musicians from all over the world visit this lovely town to make music together, drawn by the unique Machynlleth hospitality and the superb acoustics of the Tabernacle.

Highlights this year abound. They include a programme of Baroque classics from the violinist Rachel Podger; Schubert’s sublime String Quintet from the Doric Quartet and cellist Natalie Clein;
Beethoven’s Archduke Trio with the superb Vienna Piano Trio; the UK debut of the Dutch recorder wunderkind Lucie Horsch; the return by public demand of the brilliant Budapest Café Orchestra; Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet for strings from the combined forces of the Ruisi and Solem quartets; and Roderick Williams singing the eternal song cycle of love and loss, Die Schöne Müllerin.

All this plus a masterclass for young cellists, interviews, pre concert talks by the brilliant Christopher Cook, late night candlelit concerts and a free Family Concert introduced by CBeebies presenter, Chris Jarvis.

So please help yourselves and enjoy this musical feast!

Julius Drake

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