This weekend in Builth Wells, Powys, at Penmaenau Farm & Camping is a little known and quite fabulous music festival. Coupled with astronomy and located in a designated Dark Skies area this little event has a timetable of great music, largely from unsigned bands , and knowledgeable, entertaining speakers from the astronomy arena. It’s Solarsphere. I went last year. It was brilliant. I’m going again this year.
The atmosphere was easy-going and friendly. There was absolutely no trouble at all. The shower and toilet facilities are fantastic. There’s a bar but campers are also welcome to bring their own just not into the event section. Loads of people bring along really really large telescopes. It’s really family friendly; workshops for adults and kids, stalls (I’ll have a range of cards and skyscape art with me), great and inspiring FREE talks to attend, loads of varied music and children’s entertainment. Kids under 13 get in free with accompanying adults and a 3 day/night pass is only £45 (£20 for 13-16 year olds) Bargain.