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Music festivals in Pembrokeshire

If you love music you will love Pembrokeshire.

Every year Pembrokeshire plays host to several major music festivals, covering classical, folk, jazz and blues.

The year kicks off with the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival and finishes with the Blues in Tenby. Fishguard plays host to Folk, International Music, Jazz and Blues, while St Davids offers the Cathedral Festival and Celtic Folk.

Of course, we also have music happening all year round. Check out our listing of the very best music, and dance, venues Pembrokeshire has to offer.

February

Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival

This unique Voice Festival raised its curtains in 2008 and is the only festival of its type to take place in Wales. Celebrating the diversity of unaccompanied singing, this friendly and welcoming festival, organised by Span Arts, offers a packed weekend of performances, workshops and a unique scratch choir. Everyone can sing – tune in and find your voice!

©Span Arts
Narberth A Capella Voice Festival

May

Fishguard Folk Festival

“From the colourful opening ceremony in Fishguard’s town square to the fun of the finale, the Fishguard Folk Festival was a joyous and vibrant celebration of folk music set against the backcloth of an historical and picturesque town. Joining in when I could added to my enjoyment. It’s in my diary for next year. Make sure you put it in yours – it’s well worth a visit.”  Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s festival Elizabeth!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

The St Davids Cathedral Festival has been responsible for bringing classical music to the heart of West Wales since 1979. For ten days the Cathedral is host to a feast of classical and contemporary music concerts under the artistic direction of Oliver Waterer, the Organist and Master of the Choristers.

©St Davids Cathedral Festival
St Davids Cathedral Festival

June

Unearthed Festival

Unearthed is a community event which began in 2012. Just outside st Davids, Unearthed has a great selection of British artists with a roots, folk, reggae vibe as well as some worldly rhythms facilitated by performers from across the world.

July

Fishguard International Music Festival

Fishguard International Music Festival is the oldest and most established festival in Pembrokeshire, having set stage first in 1969. This 12-day celebration of classical music brings some of the finest musical talents from Wales, the UK and internationally to this beautiful corner of Pembrokeshire.

Highlights include orchestral concerts, live opera, chamber music and a young musicians day, at venues across North Pembrokeshire.

©Unearthed Festival

August

Fishguard Jazz & Blues Festival, AberJazz

Fishguard has been coming alive to the sound of music every August bank holiday weekend since 2011. Venues all over town host 5-days of dance and music workshops, with performances from an extraordinary range of swing, jazz and blues artists night and day. Will you be attending?

The Edge Festival

A relatively new festival to the Pembrokeshire scene, The Edge festival was developed during the summer of 2014 after Hollywood came to town to film Kevin Allen’s Under Milk Wood. The Edge is the result of the magic and enthusiasm generated in Solva community that summer and the festival continues to grow and grow. Long may it continue.

©The Edge Festival

November

Tenby Blues Festival

Tenby have been shaking off the winter blues with this annual Blues festival since 2006. Three days of fantastic live music, in one of the UK’s finest seaside towns, awaits you, including the free 2-day the Blues Trail around the bars, clubs and restaurants of the town. What a treat!

What a toe-tapping year.