Ogof 360 Maes B - a new experience on the Eisteddfod Maes

8 August 2017

Come over to Ogof 360 Maes B on the Maes for a brand new experience during the week.

The aim of the VR (Virtual Reality) dome, located close to Caffi Maes B, is to show short films and Welsh music sessions, all filmed in glorious 360 degree.

The Eisteddfod team will be filming throughout the week, and the films will be shown in the Ogof during the week.  Films will include Maes B gigs, the Pavilion gig, sessions in Caffi Maes B, the Crowning and much more.  Plenty of variety and a chance to experience the Eisteddfod in a new and exciting way.

Griff Lynch is leading the project on behalf of the Eisteddfod and he says, “We’re looking forward to offering something a little bit different on the Maes this year.  Around 20 people can be in the Ogof at any one time, and the aim is that they can relive an event in a different way, or that they get to experience an event for the first time

“We hope the sessions from Maes will be a chance for those who haven’t been there to experience the unique atmosphere in the festival and that this will make them want to come next time.  People who went to Maes B, the Pavilion or some of the sessions in the Caffi can relive the experience.  So remember to call in to see what’s going on in Ogof 360 Maes B.

This is the first time for the Eisteddfod to experience with 360 degree technology, but being innovative with technology is nothing new, according to Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts, “This is an exciting development, it’s not only a chance for us to push technological boundaries in relation to the language, but rather in the context of fetivals generally.

“We are always looking for opportunities to be innovative and to experiment, and this definitely strengthens the offer on the Maes, especially for young people, creating a new and unique experience for visitors, a chance to immerse yourself in the experience and imagine you were there.

“I am delighted that the Eisteddfod has ventured this year, and it’s great that it’s Welsh music and culture that’s being showcased here.  Our thanks to everyone involved and to the Government for supporting the project.