Fire in the Mountain III

Fire in the Mountain III
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 12:00 - Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:00

Fire in the Mountain III
Friday 31st May – 2nd June 2013
Cwmnewidion Isaf, Cnwch Coch, Aberystwyth, SY23 4LL

Coach Information
Departing London Kings Cross, 10am Friday 31th May, Arr. Approx 3pm
Leaving Site 10am Monday 3rd June, arriving Kings Cross approx. 3pm.

£30 Single Trip
£50 Return Trip

Tickets Available Here:

Ticketing Information:
We are selling tickets direct through this website via PayPal (all payment details are securely handled by PayPal and we don't see these). The advantage here is you pay face value and we absorb the costs. Disadvantage is that it's a slightly clunky system and you have to carefully follow all the steps to complete the checkout.

Authorised Online 3rd Party Ticket Seller: WEGOTTICKETS.COM
We are selling full price tickets through for those that prefer


1st 100 tickets are priced at £60 
2nd 100 tickets released at £70 
Remainder of tickets @ £80

Day Tickets (No Camping) available here:
Car Parking is £5 payable on arrival (share those cars!)
Camper Vans £10 payable on arrival.

Day Tickets are priced at £15 per adult. Under 13 year olds are free. (you are not allowed to camp with day tickets).

Day tickets can be purchased in advance from Y Farmers, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, and at Andy's Records, Aberystwyth (01970 624 581). They are also available to purchase on the day at our festival box office. We have reserved 100 per day, so arrive by 1pm to guarantee entry (and opportunity to watch all the great bands!)

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Fire in the Mountain regroups for our Third Year at Cwmnewidion Isaf, where Red kites soar above lush green ravines, with oak grove and wild meadow below. Located between the fringe of the magnificent Cambrian mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, where hare and horse graze, natures spirits ebbing and flowing.

Join us in bringing this ancient kingdom alive once again in another magical gathering of hearts, minds, and music.
We invite you to the Fire in the Mountain, International Folk Festival of Cnwch Coch at Cwmnewidion Isaf.
A coming together of hearts, minds and collectives from across the country. We present bands and musicians from the USA, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England and of course Wales.
Friday Night Headliners are Sheelanagig from Bristol
Saturday Headline act is Bruce Molsky, premier Fiddle and Old Time Master from the USA
Sunday Headliners are The Turbans – Middle Eastern Music with a Hackney Twist

Wood Fired Cob Ovens, providing fresh pizzas and fresh bread.
Communal Central Kitchen; all day food and large communal banquets every evening.
Healing Area, Sauna, cold river plunge pool and bathing, and contemporary therapies
Local Ales and Ciders from our Barn Bar
Tons of Workshops in the workshop tent: singing, flat foot, dance, etc
Kids Activities: Face painting, treasure hunts, circus skills
Jam Sessions galore!
Camp Fire Sing Songs.
Acoustic Marquee with hot drinks and chai + open stage for bands and jams

Bands, Bands, Bands, this bit is all about Bands.....

We have hand picked the finest selection of bands from across the country and the world to entertain us all at the festival... we've aimed for a breadth of different styles and types of everything that could be considered part of the Folk and Acoustic Idiom. We hope you enjoy...

Also, apologies for all the bands who've emailed in and not got a show. There are limited slots available across the weekend, and as much as we'd like everyone to have a show, it is simply not practical. However, please do come to the festival, especially if you've not been before and have asked for a gig. We also need your support as musicians, so we can support the community of musicians we are playing this year.

So, here we go, Alphabetically....

A&E Old Time Stringband
Ali Anwar
Allan Yn Y Fan
Barker Band
Bruce Molsky
Christine Cooper
Cut A Shine 
Dan Korn
Dave Owen
Finikity Chaos
Fitty Gomash
Flamin' Mamies
Harlequin Dynamite
Jimmy Lions
John Langan Band
JS Mabon
Kidnap Alice
Medince Creek
Old Dance School
Orchard Twnpath (Corelw)
Quercus Burlesque
Ramshackle Union
Richard James
Santa Mozarella 
Sidney Baileys No Good Punchin' Clowns
Stompin' Dave and his Bluegrass Band
The Gentle Good
The Harrison Brothers
The Loose Moose Stringband
The Turbans
Tir Eolas
Vera van Heeringen Trio
White Blacula

Welsh Culture Day
Sunday 2nd June is Welsh Culture Day. A celebration of Welsh Music and Arts, Food and Heritage.

Our FREE programme of workshops take place in a beautiful 20 foot round yurt in the Dell. Workshops are hosted and organised by The Trad Academy, and feature Music workshops on a host of different instruments, Dance, Song, Slow Jammin' sessions, Yoga, amongst many others. Many of the workshop leaders are musicians performing at the festival. See

Volunteers – Get Involved!
Fire in the Mountain is a registered Not For Profit organisation, run by a collective of volunteers. Our aims are to create a sustainable annual festival event, to raise money for and finance repairs to the glorious Farm, Cwmnewidion Isaf. Volunteers have food and drink supplied during their work days.

We are seeking volunteers to get involved and join one of our many teams: Production, Site, Catering, Bar Tending, Stewarding, Decor, etc. Some roles involve work at the event, and some work before and after (but not during). If you would like to get involved, or indeed, have any particular skills to offer, please email

In addition to helping for the weekend itself, volunteering roles exist for our working week (April 6th – 13th), set up week before the festival and during the take down of the festival. Our work week involves a mix of hands on activities on the farm, but also afternoon skill sharing activities. Email for more info.

Food & Drink
There will be plenty. We are providing the best in locally sourced food at the festival. There will be a campsite kitchen in the main field serving food non-stop from Breakfast to dinner. Join us in the central Kitchen for communal feasts and then late night pie and mash shop. There will be fresh pizza, bread and pastries available from our newly built traditional cob ovens around the clock. All food is reasonably priced and ethically sourced, with minimal packaging. We implore you to eat food served on site to help cut down on food brought on site, waste and food miles.
Our Bars are stocked with the finest of local ales and cider - and the selection improves every year as we seek out the best brews. Cider comes custom brewed from We are also stocking a selection of homemade Ginger Beer, Elderflower Fizz and Mead.

We welcome our furry friends but dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Poop must be scooped straight away and disposed of responsibly. There are lots of animals, children and other dogs at the festival and we want everyone to feel safe. There are plenty of great walking areas bordering the site. Please be aware that you will be asked to leave the festival if you don't comply with this and we don't really want to have to do that.

Disabled Access
Please let us know if you have any special requirements and we'll be glad to help out. Most of the main site is on flat ground with some uneven surfaces which are slippy when muddy. We try our best to improve the ground under these circumstances. The courtyard by the main stage is quite stoney but wheelchair accessible. The Dingly Dell, Healing Area and Workshop Tent are down a slopey track which is best avoided when muddy.
Stewards will be patrolling regularly and can provide information and assistance.

There are two camping areas: Quiet and Family camping in the main paddock, near to car park, and Adventure Camping (short walk from main gate). The camping field opens to the public at noon on Thursday 30th May, and closes to the public on Monday 3rd June at noon. Access to the main courtyard site is from Friday 5pm until noon on Monday 3rd June.

Hire A Tent!
Traditional Canvas Bell Tents available for hire (4 person). Bell tents will be pitched ready for your arrival in one of the sites beautiful meadows on the banks of a stream, with ample shade and access to facilities. Your tent will have a fully fitted ground sheet with additional rugs and matting. No bedding or mattresses included. A wood burning stove will be fitted in each tent along with kettle and tea making supplies as well as enough fuel for your stay. The tents are available from 12noon Thursday 30th May to 12noon Monday 3rd June.

For further information and booking email

If campers who are hiring one of our tents would like to hire for an additional period immediately after the festival then please email in for further details.

Fire in the Mountain is a child friendly event - with a dedicated Kids and Family Tent offering workshops and activities (it is NOT a creche mind you)

Twelve and under get free entry to the festival. 13 and over pay full adult price. In order for 12 and under to be admitted to festival, please email to reserve your child ticket - we need to know how many kids are on site for our license. There are plenty of activities arranged for children and adults can join in too. Please note, there is no creche facility.

This is not a pop up tent and can of Tuborg festival: the farm is in remote mid-Wales, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. We recommend you bring a good quality tent, something warm to sleep on and in, sturdy boots with ankle support, waterproof bottoms and tops, a torch, sun cream, your swimwear, and an instrument.
Travel and Parking
It will cost £5 per car to park, and £10 per Camper Van/Caravan. This is because space is limited and we want to encourage people to car share and take alternative public transport. Car Share via FaceBook page.
Please email to reserve your campervan ticket - space is limited and we need to keep tabs on live in vehicles coming.

Shuttles will leave every couple of hours from and to Aberystwyth Train station.