Machynlleth Comedy Festival is happening this weekend. Now in its seventh year, this unique festival was created to allow people to just get away from it all and boasts not only a top notch comedy line-up but quality music, children’s events and festival food and drink too.
1. Top Notch Comedy (Of course).
Festival goers will be able to attend the shows of some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy including Sarah Millican, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Lycett, Isy Suttie and Arthur Smith, so be ready to laugh till your stomach hurts!
2. Celebrate Wales
Celebrating everything Welsh, the shows are spread across different venues in the small market town of Machynlleth, bringing much tourist and local focus to the town (which, fun fact, was briefly the capital of Wales in 1404).
3. Food, Food, Food & Drink.
What festival wouldn't be complete without some proper festival food and drink? From home-made ice-cream and the event’s whopping Festiv-ale to the aptly named Grazing Shed that serves super tidy burgers!
4. A Festival that has a Signature Dish!
Ok, so maybe this is food, but what festival has a signature dish?
The festival’s signature dish, Welsh Lamb Mach Wrap, will be cooked up in the Welsh Lamb pop-up kitchen where chefs will be distributing delicious free samples to hungry festival-goers.
Does comedy and cooking go together? You can find out when, at teatime on Saturday and Sunday, top comics will be creating culinary comedic chaos as they try and whip up a feast alongside a professional chef.
5. Painting Classes with Bonus Cream Teas!
In addition to all the laughing you will be doing, you can also try your hand at portrait painting. Your painting tutor will be none other than Wales based artist Carl Chapple. What will you be painting you ask? Your models for the class will be some of the comedians performing at the festival, so expect some interesting looking scenes for you to paint. And as a bonus, cream teas will be served at elevense.
Fast becoming a great Welsh institute in the cultural events department, it’s the place to be this May Day bank holiday weekend.
For more info on the festival and to book tickets, visit the festival’s website now.
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