RAFT: “The Big Weekend”

We’re really sorry, but unfortunately we are going to have to cancel the 2021 August Bank Holiday “RAFT Big Weekend” event in Treorchy

With the lifting of coronavirus related restrictions last month, we were determined to try and put together a great festival this summer, if we possibly could. Unfortunately, with the very limited lead time to the event, advance ticket sales just haven’t been at the level we’d hoped for and, regrettably, we are now forced to cancel

All advance ticket sales will be refunded in full, and ticket holders should now have received notification of that refund via email *Any ticket holders with any queries on this, please contact us direct at*

We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who had purchased advance tickets and was planning to attend the event. We’re also indebted to all our fantastic artists and suppliers for their support and understanding in these challenging circumstances, together with the festival’s many principal supporters, which include Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Arts Council Wales, Welsh Government, Colwinston Trust, Pen Y Cymoedd and the Moondance Foundation. Without their support and yours, we simply wouldn’t have been able to sustain the festival through the past very challenging two years

RAFT will be back in 2022! The festival will be returning to its usual June / July slot, with the Big Weekend planned for June 24-26, and the wider arts festival running around that in smaller venues throughout the Rhondda from June 3 to July 3

We’ll keep everyone fully informed of our plans and will be holding a series of public consultations across the Rhondda and online, supported by the Arts Council of Wales, in the early autumn

Diolch yn fawr iawn i bawb am eich dealltwriaeth a’ch cefnogaeth

Thank you all for your understanding and support. We’ll see you soon!

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