FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Day One

Friday 24th July 2020

5:00pm – Festival Opens

We open at 5pm the bar and food stalls will be ready to get you fed and in the mood


6:00pm – Music until late

We will publish details of the performers as soon as possible. Watch this space


Headline act is The Mumford & Sons Experience

Chasing Mumford are the most authentic tribute to Mumford & Sons on the planet. An awesome fully live band of multi-instrumentalists with spine-tingling live vocal harmonies, fronted by the charismatic Chase Williams. With attention to musical detail and the perfect image to match, this ultimate party band effortlessly capture the energy of the incredibly popular folk-pop festival sound like no other.


Day Two

Saturday 25th July 2020

10:30pm – Literature and lectures

In the morning we hold talks, poetry and storytelling and writing workshop in the Solva Memorial Hall.


13:00pm – Music starts until late

We will publish details of the performers as soon as possible. Watch this space



Day Three

Sunday 26th July 2020

Programme coming soon….

Literature, poetry and more

The Edge Festival hosts a full programme of literature, talks, poetry, storytelling and more.

Saturday 25th July – Memorial Hall, Solva

Ian McDonald – Architecture

Before settling in Solva, Ian’s work as an architect took him all over the UK as well as to Central Europe and South Asia – including working on social housing in Germany and documenting medieval Hindu temples in southern India. In his slideshow talks, he has drawn on this experience to give a global perspective on the built environment and how it interacts with – among other topics – art, literature and identity. 

Peter Stevenson – Folk takes from Welsh America

Peter Stevenson is a storyteller, children’s writer, book illustrator, folklorist, film maker, crankie maker, purveyor of Magical Lantern Shows, concertina and banjo player, organiser of the annual 3-day Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival and Y Mabinogi Project in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, and runs Stories@Medina, a storytelling club that encourages collaborations with visual artists, musicians, dancers and puppeteers. He has illustrated, compiled and written many children’s books, travelled the country with storytelling shows for adults that use hundreds of projected illustrations, crankies, and live music, has written two books for the History Press, Ceredigion Folk Tales and Welsh Folk Tales, and tramps the roads with mud on his boots and his head in the clouds.

Kate PottsBloodaxe poet

Kate Potts’ second collection, Feral (Bloodaxe Books), which sets out to explore and trouble the boundary between animal and human, was a Poetry Book Society recommendation and a Telegraph poetry book of the month. She teaches poetry and creative writing for Middlesex University, Royal Holloway and The Poetry School; freelances as a mentor, editor and events producer; and works for an independent publisher.

Abigail Parry, Bloodaxe-published author

Abigail Parry’s first collection, Jinx, is published by Bloodaxe, and deals in trickery, gameplay, masks and costume. The poems in Jinx have won a number of awards – including the Ballymaloe Prize, the Troubadour Prize and an Eric Gregory Award – and the book itself was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney and Felix Dennis Prizes. It has been described as ‘vaudevillian sleaze’ (Stephanie Sy-Quia) and ‘a risky, dangerous collection’ (Bidisha).

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