40,000-seat ‘Welsh Glastonbury’ festival due in Wales next summer

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In It Together Festival 2022

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A new three-day music festival with a capacity of 40,000, described as ‘Wales’ biggest multi-genre music and entertainment experience’ is to be staged at a farm in Margam next summer.

The ‘In It Together Festival’ promises to bring something Wales has never seen before according to event organisers: ‘40,000 people, eight stages of world-class multi-genre music and three days of rich entertainment and cultural enlightenment that will go down in history’.

Held from 3-5 June 2022 at Newlands Farm, Margam, the family festival is courtesy of Swansea-based Escape Records, the team behind ‘Inside Out’, ‘Colour Clash’, ‘Escape’ and ‘Party’. At the park’.

The bill will feature a host of international stars as well as a platform for Welsh artists.

A spokesperson for In It Together said: “The festival will provide over 50 carefully selected Welsh artists with the biggest platforms for their careers, with a specially curated stage especially for top local talent.

“They will share the bill with a host of international superstars through a diverse and inclusive program of music and entertainment that also includes drag, comedy and circus, all with a focus on wellness and mental health. “

The biggest dance tent

The Escape team have already launched three hugely successful festivals Inside Out, Color Clash and Party At The Park – each with capacities ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 people.

But now they say this multi-stage Glastonbury-style festival is “the biggest and boldest of them all”.

“In It Together Festival will focus on local talent as the team have worked hard to unearth the next Welsh superstars with their Welsh Artist Spotlight Scheme,” a festival spokesperson said. “Over 50 talent nurtured by the program will all perform on the carefully curated Forgotten Garden stage, showcasing their skills on a fantastic platform that will truly establish them as next-generation leaders.

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The In It Together festival will host eight stages, all with different themes and unique offerings, promising the biggest dance tent Wales has ever seen.

“You can experience the wide array of international talent on the main stage at Le Parc who will bring rock, pop, indie and urban,” the spokesperson said. “Panchaia is dance music with a mix of disco, techno and house throughout the weekend.

“The Paddock stage is the perfect place to discover emerging artists from the indie and rock world, while the Escape Records stage will showcase the various sounds and artists featured across the label, spanning house, bass and grime.

“Or you can immerse yourself in a world of quirky colors and unique characters on The Wonky Lizard Stage, featuring Haus Of Fabulous covers, where infectious personalities from across the LGBTQ+ world will provide full programs of drag, comedy and comedy. DJ sets.”

Location of Newlands Farm, Margam

Mental health and wellness will also be an important component of the festival. The retreat will offer a variety of lectures, demonstrations and talks from experts and insiders.

Plus for younger partygoers, Tic Tac Toe is a family activity zone hosted by Junior Jungle offering 10 hours of family activities each day.

Finally, the Miami Club will offer a VIP experience, with its own separate campsite.

Camping options will include a deluxe site with bell tents, teepees and yurts, with a separate, quieter campsite for those who want to relax and bring their own tents, and a dedicated campsite for 16-17 year olds and a noisier, more party-ready campsite for those who want to stay up later.

Other line-up announcements will be made soon.

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