Wales’ main bands will perform on the Maes B stage this year as Wales’ most important rock and pop festival celebrates its 20th birthday.
Since its beginning in 1997, Maes B has been the main band for Welsh bands in Wales, and it’s fair to day that every band and artist has dreamed of headlining Saturday night at Maes B during their careers.
With the big birthday in Anglesey this year, this slot is more important than ever. And with the scene so strong at the moment, organisers were spoilt for choice when choosing the line-up.
Yws Gwynedd and his band have been given the coveted slot this year. With a brand new album out within the week, he’ll have plenty of new material to perform on the night – a mere two days after headlining this year’s Pavilion Gig with Yr Eira, Alys Williams, Mr Phormula, Welsh Pops Orchestra, presented by Huw Stephens.
Maes B organiser, Guto Brychan said, “The scene is very strong at the moment, and lots of the bands have large followings. All these bands will be performing at Maes B this year.
“It was very important for us to make sure we’ve got strong line-ups this year as we’ll be celebrating #MaesB20. And I think we’ve managed to organise a programme which shows the scene at its best, combining well known names with a few newer bands. It’s great to be able to do this and give some of the younger bands who are proving themselves gigging around Wales a chance to appear on the scene’s biggest stage.
“We’ll definitely be looking back over the past twenty years over the next few months, but tonight is a chance to look forward and celebrate the fact we have so many strong bands and artists in Wales at the moment as we announce the 2017 Maes B line-up.”
Wednesday 9 August: Candelas, Ffug, Cpt Smith, Chroma;
Thursday 10 August: Bryn Fôn a’r Band, Fleur de Lys, Calfari, Ffracas;
Friday 11 August: Sŵnami, Yr Eira, Ysgol Sul, Hyll;
Saturday 12 August: Yws Gwynedd, Y Reu, HMS Morris, Brwydr y Bandiau winners.
Maes B tickets on sale from 10:00 Monday 3 April. Go to www.maesb.com for more information or ring 0845 4090 800. Early bird bargain tickets available until 30 June. For more information on the Eisteddfod go to www.eisteddfod.wales.