Fire in the Mountain 2017


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if you don't have a pass already, please please don't bring a camper, there is actually no space left whatsoever... thanks... x

ROUND OF APPLAUSE PLEASE: We are a VOLUNTEER run organisation, and due to all the efforts of the many wonderful people involved in running this event, we have managed to REDUCE ticket prices for 2017... an unprecented step for any festival we hope you'll agree!!  Our Mantra: Provide Less And People DO More - It's Your Festival. Sign up to be a volunteer here

FULL PRICE Adult Weekend Ticket = £100 inc. Booking Fees AND £5 Recycling Deposit

Early Bird Weekend Adult Tickets are now off sale...sorry!

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ONLINE TICKETS: We are offering limited "Friends"or "Early Bird" tickets until some point in the New Year. These are advertised only to people who have been before by email, or on the Facebook group - and of course anyone who has heard about the festival and really wants to come. We'd like to sell out of tickets before taking advertising to keep the event small and intimate.

LOCALS TICKETS: Available IN PERSON ONLY from Andy's Records, Aberystwyth - available from 21st November. In 2017 we are only having day tickets for the Sunday of the event, available in advance IN PERSON from Andy's Records in Aberystwyth or from the box office during the event. Day Tickets can sell out so we advise purchasing in advance. Kids are free with Sunday Day Tickets.

NEIGHBOUR TICKETS: For those living in our immediate locality within 2 miles (Aber Magwr, Cnwch Coch, Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn, Trawsgoed), please sign up for tickets with Caitlin. Please email Caitlin Once on the list, you will be able to pick up your wristbands at the box office when you arrive. DO NOT DO THIS IN THE PUB WHERE SHE WORKS - ONLY VIA EMAIL.

This is a ticket only event. Due to high demand, we will not be selling weekend tickets at the festival. Please ensure you have purchased your ticket in advance before making the journey. Wristband checks will be made.

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.


Refund policy

We have revised our refund policy in line with our trusting and loving philosophy and therefore offer refunds on tickets purchased through the website only.  We will deduct our costs (on average 4% of ticket price) and refund you through paypal. We understand that circumstances can change between ticket purchase and the event however please bear in mind that we need to spend the majority of the ticket income in advance in order to put on this wonderful event so there could be a delay of up to 14 days in processing your request for cancellation. Final date for cancellations is Friday 26th May.



We invite you to the Fire in the Mountain Tân yn y Mynydd.

Located on an ancient farm between the foothills of the magnificent Cambrian Mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, at the end of the Mountain Road from Aberystwyth to Rhayader.

Join us in bringing this ancient kingdom alive once again in another magical gathering of hearts, minds, and music in the Valley of the Chagelings.
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This year is the hottest year on record. Neoliberalism is failing the people and The Right are on the ascendency across the world. This is our chance to get together - the traditional purpose and definition of a "festival" - and be the change we want to see. We must connect, support, nurture, expand and invigorate our networks and make a positive impact locally, nationally and internationally. We must communicate and celebrate all that we hold dear in the world; Tolerance, Respect, Low Impact Living, Compassion, Understanding and COMMUNITY - and last but not least, all this in some proper beautiful Welsh countryside!

100% Renewable: We want to move towards 100% renewable power and ditch the fossil fuel generator. We might have less power and shiney things, but we're growing.

Zero Waste: We will invest in Reusable Cups, Plates and Cutlery and stop disposable one use items. You must work with us - please respect the deposit system and help with the washing up!

Recycling: We ask everyone to partake in our "Recycling Disco". You Bring It, You Bin It... but whilst we do, we are entitled to be entertained by bands and DJs... We're not hiding WASTE behind the scenes.... Your ticket includes £5 deposit for 30mins in the Recycling Disco - refundable after your shift. You can be hedonist and forgo your go in the Recycling Disco, and your deposit will pay for others to tidy up.

Music For Everyone: We are a festival put on by musicians for musicians. Bring instruments. Our focus in 2017 is YOU and US playing music... We will have plenty of Jam Spaces.

TRANSPARENCY: Our accounts are published online. We don't do this festival to get rich to buy shiney things we don't need. We do this to help the farm and help each other - we support local businesses, small independent businesses, startups, artists, musicians and traders. We are registered Not-For-Profit - we can not be bought or sold to any hedge fund or venture capitalist.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: As E.F. Schumacher teaches, we will not grow the event. Our measure is our well being and not our "profit".

PLEASE GET THE COACH!!!!!   We are subsidising it even more... Personal Vehicle Travel in the most polluting aspect of ANY event.

The COACH will be leaving London Paddington (outside the Hilton Hotel) @ 10am on Friday 2nd, with a stop off/ collection at Bristol en rout to Wales at 1pm (depart 1.15pm), outside the Hippodrome Theatre.

It'll do the reverse on the return on Monday.


A Fist Full of Spookies
Flatville Aces
Me and My Friends
Eli West (USA)
Evie Ladin and Keith Terry (USA)
Climbing Trees
Dila V and The Oddbeats
Brighde Chaimbeul
Ewan McLennan
The Nightjar
Holy Moly and the Crackers
The Gentle Good
Forest of Fools
The Horsenecks
Abdoulaye Samb
Rheged - Twmpath
Mobius Loop
Fran and Flora
Bare Hunter
The Wanton String Band
The Vanguards
Indian Man
Hot Rock Pilgrims
Faith I Branko
Emma and Martin Reid
Double Bass Dan and Friends
Don Kipper
Cut A Shine
Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap ya Mamma Big Band
Apple of my Eye
Andy Twyman
Ali Anwar and Dave Owen
The Ragged Out Stringband
Ben McManus and Clara Delfina (Wales & USA)
Tom Blackwell
Toby Hay
Three Legg'd Mare
Nine Blind Ravens
Hedge Gods
Dylan Owen
Bonnie Pilgrim
The Old Time Wasters
The Odd Folk
The Carry Nations
Rye 'n Clover
Ruth Gordon
Rosie Sleightholme
Pandoras diary
Nine Tree Stumblers
Leon Gormley
Jo Carly and the Old Dry Skulls
Fierce Flowers
Bourgeois Robbery
The Night Caps
Riverboat Ramblers
Mikey Kenny and Charlie McKeown
Jez Wing

Wood Fired Cob Ovens, providing fresh pizzas and fresh bread.
Delicious Food locally sourced
Healing Area, Sauna, cold river plunge pool and bathing, and contemporary therapies.
Local Ales and Ciders from our Barn Bar
Music and Dance Workshops
Children’s Activities: Storytelling, crafts, treasure hunts and much more at the Family Tent
Jam Sessions galore!
Acoustic Marquee with hot drinks and chai + open stage for bands and jams
Festival Forum for debates and talks.

Book a Market Stall for Sunday4th June
We are seeking local crafts people and food producers to have stalls at our festival market on Sunday between 10am-2pm. Also, if you are a traditional crafts person, please get in touch, we'd love to have demonstrations. Email

Our FREE programme of workshops take place in a beautiful 20 foot round yurt in the Dell. Workshops, 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.

Volunteers – We Need you! Get Involved!

Fire in the Mountain is a registered Not For Profit organisation, run by a collective of volunteers. PLEASE SIG N UP HERE 

Food & Drink
We are providing the best in locally sourced food at the festival – any ingredients we are able to source locally we will.  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. Currently Purple Moose and Cader Ales are favourites!

Cider comes custom brewed from

Keep a keen eye out for the Sipping the Velvet Speakeasy serving infusions and cocktails.

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 in the area provided. 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. Lastly, due to the presence of livestock in adjoining fields, we recommend you remain vigilant at all times, as farmers do not take kindly to distress to their livestock.
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 sloped track which is best avoided when muddy. Stewards will be patrolling regularly and can provide information and assistance. We provide accessible washing and toilet facilities.

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 2nd June, and closes to the public on Monday 6th June at noon.
Hire A Tent and Luxury Cottages!

Traditional Canvas Bell Tents available for hire either Furnished (4 person) or unfurnished. 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. No bedding or mattresses included. The tents are available from 12noon Thursday 2nd June to 12noon Monday 6th June. 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.

Please contact your host David Winterflood

Luxury Cottage.
Sited in the Valley adjacent to the Fire in the Mountain Festival is a glorious converted traditional Welsh Felin (Mill) available to hire. It has Double and Twin Rooms, and a glorious open plan living space with wonderful kitchen and huge woodburner. It can be hired from 28th May – 11th June for a proper holiday. Contact

Families & Children

We've upgraded the Family Area to now include 2 tents – one for babies and one for children!

This is not a pop up tent and can of Carling festival: the farm is in remote mid-Wales, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. We recommend you bring a good quality waterproof tent (you will probably get cold and wet and have a shit time in one of those crap tents from a supermarket), 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.


The bus will be leaving London Paddington (outside the Hilton Hotel) @ 10am on Friday 2nd, with a stop off/ collection at Bristol en rout to Wales at 1pm (depart 1.15pm), outside the Hippodrome Theatre.

It'll do the reverse on the return on Monday.

Shuttles will leave every couple of hours from and to Aberystwyth Train station and cost £2 per journey (Cost Price).


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Legacy Projects and Other Activities from the Fire in the Mountain Family
Over the 6 years the festival has been hosted on the Farm, Fire in the Mountain has raised enough money and enabled enough volunteers to come to have completely repaired ALL of the old stone outbuildings. This is a tremendous success made possible by all of you who have bought tickets, volunteered or supported the festival. Well Done!


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Long Promo Video here: