Info and facilities

Info and facilities

Everything you need to know about the El Sueño Existe festival 2013…

Location & directions

The festival takes place in Machynlleth, Powys. Machynlleth is a small market town in beautiful Mid Wales, less than 20 miles from Aberystwyth (‘Aber’).


Our venues are: the Leisure Centre (Canolfan Hamdden) on Friday; and the house and grounds of the historic building Y Plas on Saturday and Sunday, complete with our big yellow and white marquee, the new Woodland Pavilion and gardens.

The buildings are next to each other, set back from the main Aberystwyth Road on the left on the way out of town (as you go towards Aber) – the leisure centre is signposted on the mini roundabout. There are pay and display car parks at the front of the venues and a free car park at the back (carry on to the big roundabout and turn left there). There is also a pay car park on the high street.

If you arrive by train, come out of the station and down the drive and turn left onto the main road. When you get into town, carry on, passing the clock tower on your right, and on past the Dragon petrol station to the mini roundabout where you will see the venues on your left. It’s about 15 minutes’ walk.

Our temporary campsite is nearby. See below.


Y Plas


We are setting up a pop-up campsite on the nearby school field for your tents and campervans. Please book your place in advance when you book your tickets. There will be toilets and basic showers. Camping is for Friday and Saturday nights. We are not able to offer camping on other nights but there are many other campsites in the area in beautiful surroundings.

You can see the school, Ysgol Bro Ddyfi, opposite the turning for the venue but you can’t get to the campsite that way. To get there, turn down the side of the Dragon petrol station (Bank Street).


For information about local B&B, hotel and hostel accommodation contact Marian: 01654703369, email

You are advised to book accommodation well in advance as there is limited availability in the Machynlleth area.


Food and drink is available from the cafes and bars at the Leisure Centre and Y Plas. On Friday evening, concert-goers can buy a Latin American meal at the Leisure Centre. This year we also have delicious freshly cooked Latin American dishes on sale from specialist food stalls run by Green Goat Cafe and Ura Street Food on Saturday and Sunday. Vegetarians will be well catered for.


There are also lots of eateries in the town and those which particularly welcome festival-goers will be marked on the map in the festival programme.


Children are welcome at the festival. As well as enjoying the concerts and taking part in the dancing, they will have their own programmed activities. There is a playground in the grounds of Y Plas.


Discounts on swimming and showers

The Leisure Centre is offering cheap showers for campers and cheap swimming for all festival-goers. Just show your wristband at reception.


There will be a range of stalls selling fair trade goods and handmade gifts, and publicising campaigns. If you would like to run a stall in our marketplace, please fill in this form:

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