Maes B is the official afterdark little brother of the Eisteddfod and features late night performances by over 20 of the main Welsh language bands. Winner of best Live Event and Best promoter at the recent Selar music awards this year’s Maes B promises to be bigger and bolder than ever before. This year it will be held on the outskirts of Bodedern between Wednesday, August 9th and Saturday, August 12th 2017.
Maes B 2017 will be located on the outskirts of Bodedern village and walking distance away from the main Eisteddfod site.
Are there any age limits?
You have to be aged 16 or over to attend Maes B and the Maes Pebyll (campsite). We may ask for proof of age for tickets, therefore please ensure you have ID with you just in case. If you cannot show ID when asked you may be asked to leave the site. Any ages can attend the Eisteddfod itself. No child under the age of 16 will be allowed entry to the Maes B arena or campsite, even if accompanied by an adult.
We will be operating and enforcing a strict Challenge 25 policy at Maes B. If you can’t provide valid identification when asked, you will be asked to leave the site and come back with your ID. So if you are lucky enough to look 25 or younger, please make sure that you bring an acceptable form of identification. Please visit Validate UK to ensure you have the correct form of ID (https://validateuk.co.uk/)
Valid forms of ID include:
– An in date photographic driver’s license or provisional license.
– A valid passport (not a photocopy). Out of date passports will NOT be accepted.
– A Proof of Age Standards Scheme Card (showing the PASS hologram).
Is camping included with my ticket?
Yes camping is included in the Maes B season ticket price. Please note Maes B gig tickets only allow entry to the gig.
Where can I get a Site Map?
The site map of the Eisteddfod will be published around 1 week before the festival and will be available for free once you get to the site.
When can I get a timetable/line-up/program?
Stage times will be available on the Maes B website over the coming months and will be included in the pack you will receive when you arrive on site.
The Official Eisteddfod program will also be available to buy from July.
Cars: Please follow the directions which will be posted on line closer to the event.
Please ensure you follow the signage to Maes B .
Taxi: You will be dropped off at the marked Taxi drop off point
How much is the car park?
Car Parking is free.
When will the camp site open?
The campsite will open from 16.00 Friday, August 4th and close at 15.00 on Sunday, August 13th. All vehicles will also need to leave the site by 3pm on August 13th
How do I get access to the campsite?
All campers will need to register on arrival at the site office where they will be give a wrist band. Campers without a valid wrist band may be asked to leave.
Can I bring a campervan or caravan?
No we only allow tents to pitch on the Maes B camp site.
When I arrive, can I set up camp anywhere?
You will be directed by the stewards at the main office regarding where you can camp.
Do I need to arrive before a certain time to set up my tent?
Yes you will need to arrive before 10pm – no tents can be placed after 10pm.
Where can I park my car?
You won’t be able to bring your car on to the camping site itself but there will be an official car park next to the camping field.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
You are allowed to bring in your own alcohol (for personal consumption in the camping fields) but only up to a reasonable amount per person eg. one case of beer per person. You will be asked to leave excess quantities outside the event or risk them being confiscated. Confiscated alcohol will not be returned. Alcohol will be confiscated from those that are not 18+.
Any confiscated alcohol will not be returned.
You will NOT be allowed to take alcohol in o the Maes B arena or main Eisteddfod site. There are fully licensed bars available for you.
Please remember that glass is not allowed on the campsite so please make sure to decant anything you are planning to bring into the campsites into plastic containers before you arrive.
Drugs and legal Highs
Maes B have a robust zero tolerance approach across the festival site to illegal drugs and legal highs alike. No illegal or legal highs of any sort are permitted to be brought into the event or to be sold within the festival grounds and should any person be found to be doing so they would be liable to our formal ejection process and reported to the police.
Are Chinese lanterns, flares, fireworks, generators or campfires allowed?
No, Fires, flares, fireworks etc will be extinguished. HOWEVER, there will be an official campfire which will be set up and monitored by Maes B stewards.
Can I bring a small BBQs or stove to cook food
No BBQs or open flames
Will there be food for sale at Maes B?
Yes – there will be food outlets on site which will be open from Saturday 5th – Sunday 13th . There will be brekfast and coffee available.
Are there showers on site?
Yes there are showers available to use for campers at Maes B.
If security confiscates something from me, what should I do?
If it’s not illegal (this is a whole different ballgame), make sure you get the ID and name of the security guard and perhaps go with them to the lost property point where you can collect your item at the end of the festival or pay for it to be returned to you. Any confiscated alcohol will not be returned.
Are there lockers on site?
Yes there will be a limited number of small lockers available
Will there be somewhere for me to charge my phone in Maes B?
Yes – there will be designated points in the reception office
Can I bring my dog/cat/rabbit/dragon?
No pets or animals are allowed on site with the exception of registered guide dogs.
It is the Maes B and the Eisteddfod’s policy to be an inclusive event and everyone is welcome. We make every effort to accommodate a diverse range of needs and to make the event as accessible as possible. It should be noted that Maes b and the Eisteddfod is an open-air field event and as a result the terrain in some parts of the site may be difficult for wheelchair users to navigate. If you need further information about access arrangements for disabled people please let us know.
We work in partnership with Living Life (Byw Bywyd) to enable visitors with mobility issues to enjoy their visit to the festival. The Byw Bywyd stand is always as close as possible to the main entrance to the Maes, and you can hire wheelchairs and scooters for your visit here. We do advise visitors who require this service to book ahead and this can be done by ringing 01286 830 101.
Guide dogs are permitted.
There will be a disabled toilet on site with a ramp for ease of access.
There should be a ramp in order to gain entrance to any buildings.
There is no designated viewing platform in Maes b however should you have any problems please notify the Maes B staff who will be happy to help you find a suitable and safe viewing area.
If you require the help of a personal assistant, we offer tickets free of charge. Before issuing Personal Assistant tickets, we require one of the following forms of copied evidence
– Front page of DLA / PIP (no specific rate)
– Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate)
– Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
– Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
– Credability’s Access Card
We will take every reasonable step to make everyone’s visit to the Maes a pleasurable one. However, if you experience any difficulties please contact a member of the Maes B staff. Your concerns will be dealt with and a member of the Eisteddfod’s Management Team will contact as soon as possible to discuss.
The Eisteddfod Office telephone number is 0845 4090 900 or e-mail email@example.com.
For details of accessibility for disabled visitors for the main site please go to the main Eisteddfod web site www.eisteddfod.org.uk
What are the dates for Maes B 2018 and where will it be held?
Next year’s Festival will be held in Cardiff between the 8th and 11th of August 2018. The site will be confirmed very soon.