Where and how you can celebrate Dydd Miwsig Cymru
  • Free gigs are happening all across Wales with Sŵn, BBC Horizons, Forté Project and Clwb Ifor Bach organising shows in Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor, Caernarforn, Blackwood, Pwllheli and events as far and wide as Brooklyn and Budapest 
  • And wherever you are in the world, there’s six playlists- curated by DJ legend Gareth Potter with artwork by Phil Morgan- including Acoustic, Electronica, Campfire Sing Song, Chill Out, Workout and Legends- that you can play on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer through a Shazam code, whatever mood you’re in 
  • Films released from ambassadors Huw Stephens, Rhys Ifans sharing their favourite tracks from the playlists.
  • A decade-by-decade animated History of Welsh language Music from the 1960s to the current day tells the story of how Welsh language music over the past 60 years taking in protest, rebellion, hedonism and hit albums.   
  • Shazam is releasing a list of the top 20 most Shazammed artists of 2017 
  • The Gentle Good releases ‘Y Gwyfyn’, a new EP entirely in the Welsh language on containing brand new tracks and an album track from recent Welsh Music Prize winner ‘Ruins/Adfeilion’.   
  • To mark 10 years of championing Welsh music, indie label Cae Gwyn Records release the ‘Casgliad Cae Gwyn’, a free mix of space-pop, alt-folk, classic guitar & grunge.  BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe have already played Cysawd yr Haul (Solar System in English) by A(n)naerol, a band still in school on Anglesey on his show.  
  • Big Fish Little Fish are hosting a dance party for the post-rave generation of parents and kids in Llanelli (Sunday 11th)
  • BBC Horizons- whose Launchpad 2017 has seen 34 artists and bands from across Wales receive music bursaries worth £35,000- are taking a showcase gig including Marged, Eädyth, Hana and DJ sets from Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Roughion- to Gower College, Swansea 
  • Sŵn is co-ordinating a show in Bangor for university students 
  • Clwb Ifor Bach and Twrw are organising a free all-dayer festival at Castle Emporium on Cardiff’s famous Womanby Street with bands including Los Blancos, The Gentle Good and Pys Melyn before Alys Williams headlines at St. John’s Church 
  • Female fronted bands Chroma, Adwaith- whose single ‘Lipstick Coch’ (Red Lipstick) was named number one on legendary punk rocker Rhys Mwyn’s 2017 alternative chart- and Serol Serol play a gig and take part in a panel discussion on their experiences of the music industry at Galeri, Caernarfon  
  • Libertino Records are releasing singles by Adwaith ‘Fel I Fod’ and a double A side by Los Blancos as free digital downloads on the day via Soundcloud and other digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes etc)   
  • 400 school children from across North Wales will take to the floor at Venue Cymru for a giant school disco with Siarter Iaith
  • Live studio films of six artists on the I KA CHING label- including Candelas, Alys Williams and more- are being released in the run up to the day 
  • Valleys arts development scheme Forte Project is taking its alumni, Jack Ellis, to perform a series of impromptu performances across the Valleys region. All through the morning,  Jack will be crooning to swooning office workers and shoppers in Merthyr, presenting his repertoire and discussing the story of the song to young pupils in Lewis Pengam Boys school and then culminating in an exclusive Forte Project showcase in Blackwood Miners Institute in the evening. 
  • The Voice star Ragsy is taking on a tour of the Valleys.
  • Menter iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf will be taking radio workshops to schools in the area.
  • Cardiff Council will be playing Welsh language music as hold music in the week leading up the big day.

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