Welcome to El Sueño Existe! Croeso!


We are a group of people based around the town of Machynlleth situated in the Dyfi Valley of Mid Wales. The roots of our inspiration come from the life music and example of Victor Jara. This visionary musician and theatre director was part of the New Song movement in Salvador Allende’s Chile.

Following the success of the 3-day El Sueño Existe politics and arts festivals dedicated to Victor Jara which have been taking place in Machynlleth every two years since 2005, we are continuing to develop opportunities and ideas for cultural expression, social justice and human rights.

The last festival took place in Machynlleth, 28, 29 and 30 July 2017.

Click here to see photos by Kevin Hayes of Festival El Sueño Existe 2017

Click here to see a film by Malcolm Boorer of El Sueño Existe Festival 2017

Upcoming Events

Festival Nicaragua Presente. 21st July 2018

Nicaragua Presente. Logos below

See details Festival Nicaragua Presente here

Y Plas, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER. Wales

Friday (movie TBC): £5/£3 concession
Saturday day and night: £15/£10
Saturday day only: £5/£3
Saturday night only: £10/£7

See acommodation list here

(Ignore ‘sold out’ message on some accommodation listings – this relates to a previous festival)

Sueño Festival Organising committee



Thank you to our funders

We gratefully acknowledge generous funding from Unite the UnionVictorina Press and our anonymous donors. Diolch yn fawr iawn. Muchas gracias.



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