Welcome to the Welshpool Country Music Festival website!
We were so pleased to see so many come to enjoy our long weekend of Country and Western music.
Details of the 2017 show will appear here as soon as decisions have been made
The Festival is a fund raising event brought to you by the Heulwen Trust which is a Charity dedicated to providing boat trips for those who are less abled than most. Look at the About us page for further details of our charitable activities and a link to the charity's web site heulwen trust
We hope you will join us again in 2017.
The 2017 line up is already booked and full details will be available on our line up page (select at top of page) or to see a copy of this years poster click here
If you have been with us before you will know that the Festival takes place over a lazy music filled weekend on the Powis Castle Showground which is a truly stunning location enjoying spectacular views across the Severn Valley. It is within walking distance of Welshpool, a charming and traditional old market town which is known as The Gateway To Wales We are privileged that the Earl of Powis allows us to use this facility.
The festival is going from strength to strength. So many of you return year after year to enjoy the Show. Have a look at the Facebook page to catch up on the postings about past events and future developments. Here you will find what people think about the event. Please like us on Facebook and join our group here (or use the link at the bottom of each page or the link to the right of this page).
The show starts on Friday evening in the Beer Tent and continues through to Sunday evening. Do have a look at our line up where you will see details of the acts we have booked. We have included links to the artistes web pages so you can find out more about them.
On Saturday and Sunday the festivities begin with the Welshpool Westerners charge down the bank in traditional costume with guns* blazing, to the tune of "the South will rise again". (*replica pistols only please!)
And each year our Westerners do us proud by closing the event with the trilogy. We have a clip of the Trilogy on our facebook page or you click the link
Rain or shine we have it covered with a 150 x 50 marquee (7,500 square foot). Perfect for party time!
Western bar is open from Friday evening ....... and local bar prices! Food stalls on site from a light snack to a tasty meal!
Coming for the day or weekend, there is plenty to see and do. Free boat trip from the festival site along the local canal. Enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake in Rosie's tea tent for only £2.50.
You can even have your memories captured on camera with our very own on site photographer. Look at these two ladies who came to help us out. Their photo is taken on site and the background added (and you can choose where you want to be; the Street, the OK Corral, The Western Store, ..... the choice is vast
You can find out what to expect at the Showground by clicking on our Facilities page
If you want to know how to get to the show please see our Directions page but note that the google map is on "Contact" page.
If you want to find local ACCOMMODATION and other local sites please see the links bottom of the Directions page. If you want to find out what else goes on in and around Welshpool please try the Welshpool Tourist Information page
As with any event there are a number of people behind the scenes all doing their bit, far too many to mention individually but you know who you are....thank you!!! Also special thanks go to our sponsors: (if the link is coloured below please feel free to have a look at their web site) ... they have given us invaluable and excellent service and we are happy to recommend them
- T Alun Jones for providing the staging
- The Earl of Powis for providing the field
- RDM LTD
- Pat and Ryta Ward
- Morris Lubricants
- Boys and Bodens for providing the mini skips
- Welshpool Town Council
- Cadwallader & Co LLP
- Williams Plant Hire
- Alan Thomas Electrical
- Ian Ainslie Car Sales
- Mr Hugh Tilsley
- Dave Gore Tyres
PLEASE NOTE ON LINE BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2016. We will open the booking for 2017 later in the year. come back here to check when
In 2016, we had a music tent for up and coming New Country performers. Whilst the audience was not large those who came enjoyed themselves. One family whose motorhome had a grandstand view spent most of the weekend enjoying that stage (spread the word!). If you enjoyed that stage please let us know.
Please be aware our main stage line up is booked for 2017
Don't forget you can get a free boat ride on the very boats we are raising money for.
If you are in Western dress, you are entitled to half price admission to Powis Castle just up the road from the festival site
Two of our volunteers whose photo was taken on site by our festival photographer.
Recognise the background from the festival site?
NO??? Looks realitic?
If you visit our very own festival photographer, you too can select your background