The Maes

Here are the FAQs regarding the Maes.  Use this information when planning your visit to the Eisteddfod.

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  1. I’d like to receive information on renting a stall at the Eisteddfod, how do I book?

    The Tradestands are almost full, so you'll need to book very quickly to guarantee a space on the Maes. If you’d like to discuss the possibility of renting a stall. Contact Eira Bowen or ring 0845 4090 300 to speak to Eira directly.

  2. How can I find out about jobs available on the Maes during the week of the Eisteddfod?

    We ask all our stallholders to provide us with details of any job opportunities available during the festival, and these details are then posted on our website.

    We do not get involved in the application process, and we do not pass on any individual requests for work or CVs to our stallholders. 

  3. I’d like to volunteer, how do I find out more?

    The National Eisteddfod is very dependant on the support and the invaluable contribution of volunteers, both during the months prior to the event and during the festival itself.

    If you would like to volunteer with us, click here to complete the application form. You can then choose your shifts closer to the festival. Training will be provided for new stewards. 

  4. When are the Gorsedd Ceremonies?

    Gorsedd ceremonies begin at 16.30

    - Monday – Crowning Ceremony

    - Wednesday – Prose Medal Ceremony

    - Friday – Chairing Ceremony

  5. Are there refreshments available on the Maes?

    Yes. There is plenty of food on offer on the Maes. The food village specialises in all kinds of street food, catering for a wide range of tastes, from traditional home-cooked Welsh meals, to Mexican, vegan food, Indian food, pizzas and much more. A list of caterers will be available online soon.

    Coffee bars and ice cream stands are also situated across the Maes.

    There are also plenty of picnic tables around the Maes if you wish to bring your own food.

    There is also a licenced restaurant onsite and you may reserve a table (for reservations of 6 or more) by ringing Capital Cuisine 0845 643 4673. 

  6. Can I buy alcohol on the Maes?

    The Syched bar serves Welsh beer, ciders and wines, and the two main bars are located in the food village near the Open Air Stage. There is also a bar in the Literature Village.

    Bringing alcohol onto the Maes is prohibited and the Eisteddfod reserves the right to search bags and to confiscate any alcohol recovered.

  7. What happens in the evening at the Eisteddfod?

    There are a wide range of activities available in the evening at the Eisteddfod. The Pavilion itself becomes a concert hall in the evening, with a wide range of high quality concerts.

    Maes B is Wales’ largest Welsh language pop and rock festival, attracting over 20 bands every year. 

    Music continues on the Open Air Stage close to the food village until late into the evening, to which entry is free of charge with a valid day Maes ticket.

  8. Can I bring my dog to the Eisteddfod?

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the Eisteddfod Maes. However, only guide dogs are permitted to enter the Pavilion and our other buildings.

    Dogs must be kept under control and on a short lead throughout your visit to the Maes.

Did this information help?   Do you need more information?  If so email gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk or ring the information line on 0845 4090 900.