To celebrate G?yl Cefni coming of age, organisers of the festival in Llangefni have put together a top line-up for the afternoon and evening of Saturday June 9.

Together with the big name bands such as Celt, Fleur de Lys and Bwncath, and Hogia Llanbobman to mark the 18th year of the event, there are other well-loved favourites such as the Welsh Whisperer and Tagaradr.

On stage will be both young local talent, such as the crowd-pleasing Band Samba Canolfan Addysg y Bont samba band, as well as musicians from afar, such as Alejandro Jones from Patagonia.

Thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of Wales, co-ordination by Menter Iaith Môn, and the dedication of local volunteers, the 18th Party Gig, located in the Bull Hotel car park, will be free entry.

There will be a free family fun morning, featuring popular S4C show characters Lobs and Seren, as well as Super Ted, Sali Mali, Peppa and Selog.

Tickets are available from Cwpwrdd Cornel, shop in Llangefni (01248 750218) and are being snapped up quickly.

Older children can enjoy a show by Owain Glynd?r, playing ukuleles with Bocs?n, plus fairground attractions.

Festival warm-up activities for the adults include a Welsh quiz might at the Railway tavern 8pm with quizmaster Dilwyn Griffiths, plus an evening or art and wine with the artist Lisa Eurgain Taylor at Oriel Môn, where participants produce their own art.

Demand for this workshop, through the medium of Welsh, is expected to be high with booking in advance essential. Call 01248 725700.

Nia Thomas, who leads Menter Iaith Môn said: “It’s amazing that G?yl Cefni, one of the oldest Welsh music gig festivals, has already reached 18 years of supporting and celebrating our amazing bands. Of course, this is a tribute to the labour of love by organising volunteers as well as the financial support of our sponsors.

“This year again we have something for everyone, from families, for young people, for the long-time rockers of the Welsh music scene.” With a fantastic line-up, a party buzz to the festival, and a fun Welsh atmosphere, we hope that people from near and far will join in the celebrations at Llangefni. This is a long-time favourite event with locals but I’d also like to make a special appeal for people to promote this festival to those who are not so familiar with Welsh events and to learners, since through music, in a buzzing atmosphere of celebration, is one of the best ways to enjoy the Welsh scene. There’s plenty

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The annual festival is organised by the G?yl Cefni committee, which receives support in funding or in kind from Menter Iaith Môn, Arts Council of Wales, Oriel Môn, Isle of Anglesey County Council and Llangefni Social Enterprise.