Alffa wins the Battle of the Bands competition

10 August 2017

Alffa has won this year’s Brwydr y Bandiau (Battle of the Bands) competition, following a competition held on the Open Air Stage last night, when six artists and groups performed for the prize.

Alffa came out on top following four highly successful regional rounds, in co-operation with gig organisers including Clwb 4 a 6 and the Parrot Club in Carmarthen and last night’s final.

The judges were Ifan Davies (Swnami), DJ Elan Evans and Steffan Dafydd, who organises gigs in Clwb Ifor Bach and the presenter was Lisa Gwilym.

The prize is £1,000,sponsored by Land and Lakes, a chance to perform at Maes B on Saturday night, a session with a photographer and a feature article in music magazine, Y Selar.  Over the past few weeks, all bands or performers on the shortlist have had a mentoring session with Mei Gwynedd, Osian Williams, Candelas or Heledd Watkins, HMS Morris, to learn more about how to work within the Welsh pop scene.

Brwydr y Bandiau is organised by Maes B and BBC Radio Cymru.


Rock blues band from Llanrug.  Dion Jones and Siôn Land are both sixth formers in Ysgol Brynrefail, and have just released two songs on the Sesiynau Stiwdio Sain compilation album.  The band played at Gwobrau Selar in March, and they are both looking forward to playing in Maes B.  This competition was the natural next step for the band.