Four Welsh festivals Festival of Voice, FOCUS Wales, Other Voices Cardigan and Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, have joined forces in to create Gŵyl 2021, a free online festival of music, spoken word and poetry for early March.
Gŵyl 2021 early next month celebrate new and emerging names alongside established stars.
The line-up includes contributions from Cate Le Bon in collaboration with Gruff Rhys, Welsh Music Prize winners Adwaith, Irish spoken word artist Sinead O’Brien, Welsh Language Album of the Year winner Ani Glass the award-winning Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tim Burgess’ Listening Party, and Catrin Finch.
There’s an exclusive, one-off performance by Suede’s Brett Anderson, Charles Hazlewood and Paraorchestra, featuring special guests Nadine Shah, Adrian Utley & Seb Rochford, plus special episodes of the comedy podcasts.
The festival also makes international links as FOCUS Wales hosts artists from across Canada as well as exclusive, interactive performances, and free to air Welsh tv station S4C broadcasts exclusive highlights from Other Voices Cardigan.
Gŵyl 2021 Takes place 6-7 March 2021. The full line up and schedule will be confirmed, and the festival itself will be broadcast across the weekend, on www.bbc.co.uk/gwyl2021 and on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.
Content from the festival will be available to view on catch-up for seven days on the BBC platform.