TICKET PRICES

While we try to maintain prices as far as we can we have had to make increases this year. The Early Bird ticket still represents the best value ticket and has not been increased for a full weekend ticket. While we still offer concession tickets we are putting this event on with no external funding and we need to maximise our income while still providing the event at an affordable price. We would therefore ask that you only request a concession if you really need it.

 

To book your tickets for the festival, download the booking form, fill it in and return it to us. You must download the form to use the electronic version - you cannot just open it in a browser such as Firefox or Chrome. There is then  no need to print out the form - just  fill in the boxes with the required information (using Adobe Reader v8 or later). Save a copy ( we suggest using "Save As" and changing the file name to inlcude your initals or name) and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download a PDF file of the  Booking Form here.

Pentreffest will send you an email to confirm the total ticket price and deposit required.

Please make cheques payable to Pentreffest , and send to: Pentreffest Rudry Festival, 13 Egerton Street, Cardiff, CF5 1RF. Alternativley you may pay by debit / credit card or direct transfer. See the form for details.

Last date for reduced price booking is Monday 18th September, with deposit cheque to arrive by 25th September. In all cases to guarantee availability of food cheques should arrive by 9th October.

If you have no email address then please telephone Pentreffest on 029 2023 2970 or 07804 700 417.

If you are unable to fill out the form electronically then please print the form, fill it in by hand and email an image (use your phone's camera) or send a copy with your cheque to: Pentreffest Rudry Festival, 13 Egerton Street, Cardiff, CF5 1RF.

Festival Tickets

Note that festival tickets do not include meals.

Ticket Prices Early Bird Normal
Full Price Children Full Price Concession Children
Full Weekend £55 £27.50  £77 £61.50 £38.50
Friday Evening £12 £6  £17 £13.50 £8.50
Saturday Day & Evening £37 £18.50 £52  £41.50  £26
Saturday Day £25 £12.50 £35  £28 £17.50
Saturday Evening £15 £7.50 £21  £17 £10.50
Sunday £18 £9 £25  £20 £12.50
Individual workshops £7 £3.50 £10  £8 £5

 

Meal Tickets

Meal tickets must be booked in advance. If you turn up on the day without booking we may not be able to feed you.

Meal Prices Adults Children
Full weekend £30.00 £15.00
Lunch £6.50 £3.00
Evening Meal £8.50 £4.00

Full weekend meal tickets include Supper on Friday night and Saturday night, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is included in the full weekend festival ticket price only. We will be providing breakfast for those staying at the hall after the concert on Thursday, but no lunch will be provided on Friday

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2017

Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry, CF83 3DF

A weekend of bals, dance and music workshops and other events.

Artists inlcude Varsågod (Swedish music) and duo Jenny Demaret & Sylvain Guehl (French music), with dance tutors Sylvian Sahli & Sonia Almeida (Bal Folk).

Weekend Tickets from £55 available from rThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Outline Program:

  • Friday Evening: Bal
  • Saturday Morning & Afternoon: Dance and Music Workshops
  • Saturday Evening: Grand Bal
  • Sunday Morning: Dance and Music Workshops
  • Sunday Afternoon: Dance with music from workshop participants, local artists and foreign guests.

Camping (indoor & outdoor) and food on site.

Rudry Parish Hall

rudryparishhall.org

Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry, CF83 3DF (see on Google Maps)

Note that the postcode is centred close to the village school - the hall is about 0.2 miles north-west of the school.


 

Directions

With the completion of the motorway widening and variable speed limit works, the M4 is now much improved. However, the bottleneck at the Brynglas Tunnels can still be a problem and Friday evening rush hour can be very busy from the Magor services westbound to after Newport. We have therefore included alternative routes to approach Rudry.

For those travelling from the north it is possible to avoid the M4 altogether and we suggest that you do this if possible.

There will be signposts to Pentreffest placed at the J30 Motorway roundabout, the Draethen Junction, the Rudry turn by the Pizza Hut roundabout in Caerphilly, and at other junctions to avoid problems in the dark.

M4 travelling from the East

Leave the M4 at junction 28 and turn north under the motorway on the A4072, Forge Road, towards Bassaleg, Rogerstone and Risca.

At the first roundabout bear left on the A468 for Bassaleg, Rhiwderin and Caerphilly.

After about 3 miles, heading for Caerphilly, at the end of a long slightly downhill stretch there is a turn for Lower Machen to the right, and at a sharp right hand bend in the road, a turn for Dreathen to the left.

Follow the Draethen road over a narrow railway bridge, through Draethen village and continue climbing the hill until, at the brow of the hill you will see the Maen LLwyd pub on your right.

Pass the pub and take the next right turn. Follow the road down towards Rudry. The Parish Hall is on your right, shortly after passing the village school.

M4 travelling from the South

Leave the Motorway at Junction 30, heading north away from Cardiff, signposted Rudry.

Follow the lane, ignoring turns to the left, until you reach a T-junction. Turn right at this junction (it is further than you think). Continue down this road, round several tight bends, down a steep hill and up the other side to another T-junction opposite the Maen Llwyd pub.

Turn left, then right immediately past the pub. Follow the road down towards Rudry. The Parish Hall is on your right, shortly after passing the village school.

M4 travelling from the West

Leave the M4 at junction 32 and turn north under the motorway on to the A470, towards Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

At the second junction bear right, under the dual carriageway, onto the A468 for Caerphilly. Watch out for the speed camera on the hill.

Follow the A468 around the back of Caerphilly passing over 4 roundabouts. Signposting will change to Bedwas and Newport.

At the fifth roundabout (Pizza Hut on your right) take the second exit, leaving the main road, and then turn left into a small lane signposted Rudry. (The sign is on the right hand side pointing into the lane).

Follow the lane past a Cattery and up into Rudry village. Pass through the village - the road rises through some trees and the hall is to the left and set back from the road, and is quite hidden. The car park should be easily seen.

Avoiding M4 travelling from the North

Leave the M5 at Strensham services and take the M50. Proceed towards Ross. From the roundabout at Ross follow the A40 south (dual carriageway), taking the junction at Raglan and heading towards Abergavenny. At Abergavenny take the A465 Heads of the Valleys road to Merthyr Tydfil, where you turn south onto the A470 following signs for Cardiff.

After passing Pontypridd take the junction onto the A468 for Caerphilly. Watch out for the speed camera on the hill.

Follow the A468 around the back of Caerphilly passing over 4 roundabouts. Signposting will change to Bedwas and Newport.

At the fifth roundabout (Pizza Hut on your right) take the second exit, leaving the main road, and then turn left into a small lane signposted Rudry. (The sign is on the right hand side pointing into the lane).

Follow the lane past a Cattery and up into Rudry village. Pass through the village - the road rises through some trees and the hall is to the left and set back from the road, and is quite hidden. The car park should be easily seen.

As usual camping will be available in the hall and on the field.  The car park also has plenty of room for camper vans.  For those of you who would prefer something a little easier there is also local B&B and hotel accommodation:

The Coach House (website)

2 Twyn Sych
Rudry
Caerphilly
CF83 3EF

The Cottage Guest House

Pwll y Pant
Caerphilly
CF83 3HW

Lugano Guest House

Hillside
Mountain Road
Caerphilly
CF83 1HN

Ty Castell (website)

48 St Martins Road
Caerphilly

Premier Inn (website)

Corbetts Lane 
Caerphilly 
CF83 3HX

Premier Inn (website)

Crossways Hotel
Caerphilly 
CF83 3NL

Travelodge (website)

1 Beddau Way
Caerphilly
CF83 2AX

Best Western Plus (website)

New House Country Hotel
Thornhill Road
CF83 1LY

 

Note that we have collated a selection of local B&Bs and hotels for information only and do not endorse any of the listed businesses in any way.
For other local accommodation check websites such as Visit Caerphilly or Wales.Info.

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October

Note that this program is flexible and evolving. Music workshop times and order may be changed to fit in with other events. If you are coming to attend a particular workshop please check with us beforehand to confirm the times.

Friday 20th

October

Afternoon Evening
13:30 19:00 20:00 til late

Hall open for sound checks and set up.

Anyone arriving early who wishes to volunteer to help with the set up will be very welcome.

Supper

Bal

 

Varsågod

Chapeus de Palha

Mara

 

Village Hall

All workhops take place at the hall.

Saturday

21st

October

Morning   Afternoon   Evening
10:00-11:15 11:30-12:45 13:00 14:00-15:15 15:30-16:45 17:00-18:00 18:15 19:30 til late

Swedish Dance Workshop

Sylvian & Sonia

Parish Hall

French Dance Workshop

Sylvian & Sonia

Parish Hall

Lunch

Swedish Dance  Workshop

Sylvian & Sonia

Parish Hall

Breton Dance & Song Workshop

Brigitte & Katell

Parish Hall

Music Session Bal Basics on the Hoof


A chance for all to play together in a Eurosession

Dance along
[if you want some help with any dance technique this is also a chance to get some 1-2-1 tuition with Pentreffest]

Parish Hall

Supper

Grand Bal

 

Varsågod

Chapeus de Palha

Mara

plus special guests

 

Village Hall

Music Workshop

Nyckelharpa

Jenny

Hall - back room

Music Workshop

Fiddle

Yuna

Hall - back room

Music Workshop

Cello

Sylvain

Hall - back room

Music Workshop

Nyckelharpa

Jenny

Hall - back room

Music Workshop

Breton Song

Brigitte & Katell

Marquee

Music Workshop

 Accordeon

Elisabet

Marquee

Music Workshop


Marquee

 Music Workshop

 Accordeon

Elisabet

Marquee

 

Music Workshop

Hurdy Gurdy

Chris Allen

The Gurdy Tent

Music Workshop

Hurdy Gurdy

Chris Allen

The Gurdy Tent

 

Sunday

22nd

October

 

 

Swedish Dance Workshop

Sylvian & Sonia

Parish Hall

French Dance Workshop

Sylvian & Sonia

Parish Hall

Lunch

 

 

Grand Finale

led by visiting musicians
with spots for music workshop participants

Village Hall

Music Workshop

Nyclharpa

Jenny

Hall - back room 

Music Workshop

Breton Song

Brigitte & Katell

Hall - back room

Music Workshop

Harmonica, Cello + Other Instruments

Music from Auvergne & Limousin

Sylvain

Marquee

Music Workshop

Fiddle

Yuna

Marquee

 

Music Workshop

Hurdy Gurdy

Chris Allen

The Gurdy Tent

 

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