At Vale of Glamorgan Festival, we bring the best contemporary and new classical music by living composers to you here in the heart of South Wales. After the challenges of 2020, the team were delighted to programme and present a free 2021 Festival in response to the latest COVID regulations, including online concerts and radio broadcasts.


Moved from its regular May date to September 11 to 16 2021, we shared the joy of exploring music by living composers. We celebrated legendary Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, whose music channels the sublime allure of nature’s voices. Meanwhile, we commissioned new music from young Welsh composers Sarah Jenkins and David Roche and supported the next generation through our Peter Reynolds Composer Studios.

You can look back and browse the programme for the 2021 festival and please keep checking this page for details of the 2022 Festival coming soon.

Featured composers – Festival 2021

Judith Weir, Peteris Vasks, John Metcalf, Guto Puw and Sarah Jenkins.

Featured artists

Solem Quartet, Magnard Ensemble and Siwan Rhys.


    Hinrichsen Foundation  Vale of Glamorgan           The Fidelio Charitable Trust

Vale of Glamorgan Festival is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations