A Weekend of Stand-Up Comedy in the heart of Wales

About Machynlleth Comedy Festival

"One of the best festivals in the World"
Rhod Gilbert

“A welcome break from the norm... it boasts the kind of top-quality lineup that's beyond many of its rivals.”
The Guardian

“A small but perfectly formed antidote to some of the more sprawling comedy festivals”
The Independent

When we first talked about starting Machynlleth Comedy Festival above of all we wanted to create somewhere where people came to have fun, and get away from it all, whether this be the attendees, the comedians or the festival team. It was all about taking a different approach with an aim of creating a spirit of experimentation and intimacy. We’re passionate about the thrill of seeing live comedy in intimate places, and the glorious, picturesque and enchanting town of Machynlleth gave us a wealth of interesting and unique performance spaces in which to do this.

Most of all we want people to laugh, have a great time and find a warm welcome in the heart of Wales.

If you want to contact the festival you can do so on hello@machcomedyfest.co.uk

Our Supporters

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Food and Drink

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Details on the free live music programme on the Plas lawn at the 2018 festival coming soon!

Mary Bijou Cabaret


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Children's Programme

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Portrait Drawing with Carl Chapple and Selected Models/Comedians

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Festival Super Camping


***Campsite open from 10am on Friday 4th May 2018.***



Looking for accommodation in the centre of town? Then look no further! Our official festival campsite is located behind the Co-Op is just a few minutes walk from all the venues, the Plas lawns and the box office.

As well as nice flat field with spectacular scenery, we also provide the added extras to make your stay as comfortable as we can.


Facilities include:

24 hour security / reception

Private hot showers

Executive flushing toilet units

Drinking water

Complimentary phone/tablet charging facilities

Campsite Coffee and snack stall

Free on-site parking

Waste/recycling points

Central location just a few minutes from every venue

Great vibes


All this for just £35 per adult for the whole weekend. There are no restriction on tent sizes - you only pay per person.

Under 18s are also welcome on the site but must be camping with a responsible adult at a discounted price of £15. Under 5s are free.




Campervans, Caravans and Trailer Tents

Pitches for live in vehicles are available on the campsite. They cost £90 per vehicle and INCLUDE 2 campsite wristbands (worth £70).

(Any additional people staying in the vehicle need to buy additional campsite tickets at £35pp.)

There is no electic or water hook up available but pitches do include space for an awning/gazebo - you make yourselves comfortable!





Need even more luxury in your festival weekend? Fred’s Yurts are the answer!

His collection of classic bell tents, yurts and large canvas family tents come in a range of shapes and sizes, all set up ready and waiting for you to arrive on site with a private car parking area next to them.

Have a look through the fantastic list of optional extras including bed frames & mattresses, duvets, cushions, heaters, kettle & gas hob tea stations, wood burners and more!

Click here for the full list of options and prices.

Get in touch with Fred's yurts by email - info@yurtevents.co.uk or call 07974 139 078 

Fancy Camping


Book yourself a luxury yurt or classic bell tent and have a home from home awaiting your arrival at the festival.

Fred’s yurts return for their 5th year bringing their pre-pitched village to the Comedy Festival, nestled in their own corner of the campsite with parking and facilities close by.

Arrive, check in at the reception tent and enjoy 3 nights under canvas.

The campsite is located just a short walk from all of the festival venues (just behind the co-op supermarket). There is 24hr security, flushing event toilets and hot showers provided

New for 2017 there will be a cafe serving hot drinks, festoon lights in the boutique camping area, somewhere to charge your phone and luxury compost toilets located behind the luxury camping

With accommodation from as little as £62 + vat per person for the whole weekend, check out what Fred’s Yurts have to offer HERE



£50 discount for all festival staff and artists


2018 Theatre Programme details coming soon...