Cerys Matthews’ The Good Life Experience festival hailed as ‘massive success’
The Good Life Experience, the festival that celebrates culture, food and the great outdoors, took place this weekend, selling over 2,000 tickets in its first year. The festival, launched by singer and broadcaster, Cerys Matthews, is the ultimate antidote to busy urban lives and offers guests an eclectic range of music, food and al fresco activities.
Cerys told local newspaper, The Daily Post: “I think that the general reaction has been utterly positive, we’ve had kids playing with fire and running wild which has been really educational and nurturing and they’ve had the chance to try out some new skills.
“We’ve been at capacity all day and hope to bring back The Good Life next year, it’s got a very personal touch as there is no VIP section.”
Part music festival and part food festival, the weekend is a weird and wonderful mix of bands, artists, chefs, outdoor activities, and talks for all to enjoy. Festival-goers enjoyed axe-throwing, archery, abseiling, campfire cooking, yoga, crafts, culinary workshops from Aussie celebrity chef Bill Granger and the Baker Brothers and a much praised line up of music which included the former Catatonia singer herself, the London Bulgarian Choir and winner of the Welsh Music Prize 2013, Georgia Ruth.
To promote the festival, Cerys was a guest on ITV’s Lorraine show on Wednesday 17th September and appeared in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends on the previous Monday. These two appearances follow some fantastic online and print coverage including features and interviews highlighting the festival in publications such as The Sunday Times, BBC News Online, The Guardian Online, Metro and The Independent’s Radar Magazine.
For any further information on The Good Life Experience, please contact Sam Layton on [email protected] or 02073617860