Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival Announcement, April 2020

It is with deep sadness that due to COVID-19 we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival for one year.

The reality is that no one really knows where we will be by August and there is vast uncertainty around when large gatherings of people will be possible once again. To try to deliver a festival this year would nevertheless require us to commit to significant expenditure now, a financial risk that could unfortunately jeopardise the entire future of the festival if it is unable to go ahead. We also do not feel confident that we could fulfil our responsibility to ensuring the safety and well-being of our audiences, artists, supporters and staff, along with the people of Machynlleth, something that is of paramount importance to us in the realisation of the festival each year.

In light of this, we hope that you appreciate that the decision to postpone is the only decision that we could take, and the decision that will best ensure that we can enjoy the festival together into the future for many years to come.

The nature of planning a festival is that we have already incurred a range of costs to reach the point where tickets were due to go on sale this month and as a small independent charity, we face difficult times ahead in the forthcoming weeks and months.  If you were planning on buying tickets or a season ticket for the festival this year, and you can support and help us by donating now, we will be incredibly grateful for all donations, large or small. Such support will assist us in remaining confident that despite the challenges of this year, the festival can survive and return in 2021 and beyond. We stand strong in our conviction of the power of the arts to enrich people’s lives, something that will be more critical than ever for both the festival and for the wider arts sector, in helping us to respond once this crisis is over.

Thank you.

You can support us by:

Donating on-line though CAF

You can donate any amount to the Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival here at any time via our ‘Support Us’ page

Send a cheque donation

You can post a cheque to us at ‘The Tabernacle, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, SY20 8AJ’ at any time. Please make your cheque payable to ‘Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust’.

Set up a Standing Order

To set up a standing order, either for a one off or for a regular payment, please email us at info@moma.machynlleth.org.uk, or write to us at the address above, to request the relevant details.

Thank you


2021 Machynlleth Festival Dates: 22 – 29 August 2021

For more information about being a Festival 2020 Benefactor please click here (pdf).

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