Fire in the Mountain Festival: Everything You Need to Know
Nourish your body, soul and spirit at Fire in the Mountain – an intimate festival sparked from a passion for friends, family and folk music. Held every summer between the rugged Cambrian Mountains and picturesque Cardigan Bay, it brings likeminded festivalgoers together to celebrate music, creativity and folk culture. Expect fiddles, banjos and lots of quirky costumes.
What is Fire in the Mountain?
Event organisers describe Fire in the Mountain as “a festival, a party, a camp, a group of friends and a shared dream”.
“We explore new and old folk culture, we celebrate creativity of all kinds and we seek the friendly spirits of mischief and joy,” write Fire in the Mountain organisers. “This is a festival where the land holds the heart – and we, the people, craft a kaleidoscope of beautiful experiences around it.”
Here’s a little taste of what to expect:
- Delicious food
- Cold beer
- Singing workshops
- Dance parties
- Live music concerts
- Artisan workshops
- Barn dances
- Healing experiences
The Fire in the Mountain story
Fire in the Mountain made its debut in 2009, when local farm owner Marianne and a group of friends devised a plan to wrangle volunteers to help with maintenance. They offered beer, folk music and festival vibes in exchange for hard work. It soon evolved into one of the most beloved music festivals in Wales.
When is Fire in the Mountain 2023?
In 2023 the Fire in the Mountain Festival will unfold from Thursday, June 1st to Monday, June 5th.
Key times and dates
June 1st, 12pm – Campsites open
June 1st, 8pm – Music kicks off
June 2nd, morning – Activities begin
June 4th, evening – Festival winds up
June 5th, 12pm – Campsites close
Is Fire in the Mountain family-friendly?
Yes! Fire in the Mountain is a family-friendly event. Expect a dedicated family area with engaging activities for kids. There will also be a dedicated baby tent where parents can relax and catch their breath.
Children’s tickets are limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment. The festival only has the space and facilities to host up to 300 children. This accounts for 15% of the festival’s total capacity. 150 children’s tickets are issued to festival crew and the remaining 150 are available to the public.
Looking for more family-friendly fun? Festival organisers also host Campfire in the Mountain, an amazing event designed specifically with families in mind. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get away with the family, sleep under the stars, reconnect with nature and enjoy wholesome activities and lots of music.
What about dogs?
Fire in the Mountain is a dog-friendly festival, as long as your four-legged friend is kept on a leash at all times.
Tiered ticket pricing explained
Like previous years, Fire in the Mountain has adopted a tiered ticket system. It’s designed to help make the event accessible to people from all walks of life. You can purchase tickets in the following self-assessed brackets:
- Low Income – £160
- Standard – £180
- High Income – £200
- Benefactor – £220
Getting to Fire in the Mountain
Event organisers have made getting to Fire in the Mountain easy with prepaid transport options. This includes return coach transfers from London and Bristol. Find out more on the website.
Planning to drive to Fire in the Mountain? The festival charges £20 for a weekend car parking charge. This covers the cost of parking officers, security and other expenses.
Camping at Fire in the Mountain
Fire in the Mountain has capacity for 100 camper cans. At the bottom of the hill is a dedicated family zone for large tents. You’ll need to have at least one child under 13 to pitch a tent here. Dingly Dell is reserved for ‘adventure camping’ and offers a rustic experience.