Festival 2021 – last updated 18th April 2021

Dear El Sueño supporters

You may be wondering about festival plans for the summer. As you all know the continued lockdown restrictions and uncertainty make it very difficult to plan. To give you all an idea, we would normally have booked the venues and marquees etc. and be well on the way to a full programme of artists and speakers by now. Of course we have not been able to do any of this.

SO for the moment the committee has decided to pause and see what develops. We are determined not to risk any financial outgoings until we are sure any kind of event can happen. We‘ll also need Public Liability Insurance , which isn‘t possible yet.

We are looking creatively at a number of options, so we are confident we will be able to do something to celebrate the Spirit of Victor Jara later in the year.  We’ll keep you in the loop!

We are hoping to organise a one day festival, provisionally on Saturday 21st August, with a last minute “pop up” programme, centred on “El Derecho de Vivir en Paz – The Right to Live in Peace”. IF the situation allows, we hope to welcome lots of you to Machynlleth for that weekend, 20th 21st 22nd August – with an array of festival favourites to entertain you. There are 3 local campsites which should be open by then. 

Meanwhile if you haven’t already enjoyed it, this is the link to our wonderful winter El Sueño Existe online peña (concert) with a whole host of musicians contributing a track, for your entertainment at home! 

El Sueño Existe Latin American festival in memory of Chilean musician Victor Jara in Machynlleth,Wales,UK