30 June 2010





30 June 2010

Bryn Terfel today announced yet another new element to this year’s Faenol Festival –a four day Food and Craft Festival that will showcase local produce, craftwork and all things delicious from around Wales.

The Faenol Food and Craft Festival will be open to visitors and festival goers from the 27 – 30 August. This new event showcasing local and Welsh food and crafts is presented in association with Welsh Country Magazine. It will include food and craft stalls and demonstrations throughout the weekend, so whether visitors are looking to just enjoy browsing and sampling the finest Welsh produce in addition to a wealth of music and stunning Snowdonia scenery, it will be the perfect accompaniment to the Faenol bank holiday weekend!

Bryn is also delighted to announce that Waitrose will be supporting a food demonstration theatre at the Food and Craft Festival running three sessions each day of the festival. Each of these sessions will include cookery demonstrations featuring local food.

Explaining the thinking behind the new dimension that will form a part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations for the Festival Bryn said:

“I love good music and I enjoy great food and wine – it’s a fantastic combination! What better way to enjoy the August Bank holiday weekend than by sampling some of Wales’s gastronomic delights alongside the opportunity to listen to some of the world’s finest artists in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

I’m very grateful to Welsh Country Magazine for working with the Festival to develop this element and of course to Waitrose for supporting the Food Demonstration Theatre. I hope that people will come early, enjoy talks and demonstrations at the Faenol Food and Craft Festival, sample some exquisite produce, buy some wonderful Welsh food and craft and stay with us to enjoy some great entertainment later that afternoon or evening. It’s a way of making the Festival an all day event and ensuring that we keep Wales at the heart of this event.”

Waitrose Menai Bridge Manager, Gareth Hind comments “We’re delighted to be able to support this year’s food festival It’s a fantastic event and a wonderful opportunity for us to show our commitment to sourcing local food and for foodies to sample our Essential Waitrose range.”

The Faenol Food and Craft Festival will be situated by the lake to the side of the Faenol Manor House. Gates to the Food and Craft Festival site will open daily throughout the Festival weekend at 11.00am and close at 7.00pm.

Those with tickets for one of the Festivals’ performances will have free entry to the Food and Craft Festival, whilst visitors wishing to just visit the food and craft village will be charged £5 (free for under 16 year olds) inclusive of all talks and entertainment on the Food and Craft Festival site.

Tickets for the Food and Craft Festival will go on sale through Venue Cymru Box Office on 01492 872000 from July 1.

Anyone interested in exhibiting at the Faenol Food and Craft Festival should contact Ian Mole on 01559 371986.

Tickets for the concerts are available by calling the Venue Cymru box office on 01492 872000, Galeri Caernarfon on 01286 685222, Silver Star Holidays on 01286 672333 or Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay on 02920 636464.

Timetable and ticket prices are:

Friday 27th August 2010 – Westlife

Doors – 17.30
Show Starts – 20.00

Seats – £42.50
Grass - £35.00

Saturday 28th August 2010 – Opera Gala

Bryn Terfel and Rolando Villazon with the Orchestra of WNO

Doors – 17.30
Show Starts 20.00

Seats - £42.50
Grass - £35.00

Sunday 29th August 2010 – Tan y Ddraig 10

The Feeling, Athlete, Shed Seven, Masters in France, Racehorses, Pete Lawrie, Yr Ods

Doors 15.00

Seats - £35.00
Grass - £28.50

Monday 30th August 2010 – Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary Show

Hayley Westenra and Rhydian with a stunning spitfire display

Doors – 12.00
Show – 13.00

Seats - £25
Grass - £20
Kids Grass under 16 - £15

Monday 30th August 2010 – Al Murray The Pub Landlord and friends!

Ed Byrne, Lloyd Langford, Milton Jones, Tudur Owen

Doors – 17.30
Show star – 19.30

Seats - £32.50
Grass - £25.00

A 10% discount is available for bookings of 10 or more. All box office, telephone and internet bookings will be subject to booking fees, however, no booking fees will be charged for personal callers to these box offices paying by cash or cheque.

Further announcements about line up will be made over the coming weeks and months.



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