Gruff Rhys to headline new Welsh language festival
60s legend Meic Stevens also confirmed to play this July at the event in Pontrhydfendigaid. Photo: Kane Howie
Gruff Rhys will headline a new music festival in Pontrhydfendigaid, mid-Wales, this summer titled Hanner Cant.
The festival, which takes place between 13-14 July, is being dubbed "the biggest Welsh-language gig ever", and will celebrate the 50th birthday of Cymdeithas yr Iaith, The Welsh Language Society.
Other acts set to feature include Y Niwl, Colorama, The Gentle Good and 60s legend Meic Stevens.
Radio Cymru and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens commented:
"The first gigs I ever attended were organised by Cymdeithas yr Iaith… that’s where the music bug bit me. The Welsh Language Society’s gigs over the years have been forward-thinking, inclusive and culturally important to the music scene in Wales, and something the Society should be proud of. Penblwydd hapus i’r Gymdeithas – happy birthday Cymdeithas.”
More info at Hannercant.com.