Tinariwen with support / gyda chefnogaeth gan Kizzy Crawford



DOORS: 18:30


Tinariwen are the kings and queens of ‘assouf’ (guitar poetry) who have become one of the most successful and exciting African musical exports. Their rolling, yearning grooves and uncompromising messages of simplicity and freedom, distilled over years of struggle, rebellion and exile, have earned them countless accolades and citations, and the attention of high-profile fans such as Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, The Edge and Thom Yorke, and the enduring respect of their own people. Massively influential, incredibly exciting, this is music from the beginning of time to move both your soul and your feet.

Kizzy Crawford 

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 20 year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just three years ago and in that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soulful voice that boasts both range and charisma.

Free pre-show talk with your ticket

We have a lovely opportunity for Tinariwen audience members to come along to a pre-show talk from Andy Morgan. Andy is a writer, journalist, the band’s former manager and is currently working on a book about Tinariwen and the making of the modern Sahara.  He is also a close friend of the band and it will be a nice opportunity to learn a little more about where this incredible music comes from before going on to enjoy it! 
We are offering this for free on a first come first served basis for ticket holders for the Tinariwen gig. Doors open at 6:30 and the talk will take place at 6.45 in the 
Pavilion. The show starts at 7.45.



No seating is provided at this event, however you are welcome to bring your own folding camping seats. NB – area to immediate front of stage will be kept clear for dancing.

Please note there is level wheelchair access to the castle site, but no public parking.

Access for this event is via the main castle entrance. The main act will finish by 11pm.

A seating area will be provided for wheelchair users and customers with limited mobility - please contact Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621 200 for details should you require this.

These are outdoor events, please dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear.

Only food and drink purchased on the premises will be permitted at this event. A bar and food will be available on the night.

Theatr Mwldan is the sole ticketing outlet for these events. Tickets may be bought on the door on the night, but this is strictly subject to availability. We advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets for Castle events are non-refundable. Events will continue in all but the VERY worst weather.

For general castle information please call 01239 615131.


Your ticket will be scanned at the entry point for these events:

• We accept physical tickets (bought in person from Mwldan)

• We can scan your booking on your mobile phone

• You can present your ‘print at home’ ticket (IMPORTANT - please ensure when you go to print your tickets that you use the 'Click Here To Print Your Tickets' link which contains the QR codes, and NOT the 'page summary')

• You can also collect your ticket on the door on the night

All tickets issued for these events will carry a QR code (like a barcode) that is unique to the individual, and can only be used once. This code will be scanned at the point of entry. Make sure you protect your print at home ticket/s like you would any other ticket.  If any copies are made of the ticket, only the first scan of the barcode will be allowed entry. If a unique barcode has already been scanned, the attendant will be alerted and entry will not be permitted.

these guitar players from Mali play these amazing riffs… so I copied their style and improvised.
Thom Yorke, Radiohead
Listening to Tinariwen is like dropping a bucket into a deep well.
Robert Plant
proper rebels, and what a wonderful way to advertise a problem to the world: through music… you don’t have to understand the words to hear something deeper in it. It’s the mood that says it all
Damon Albarn
when I hear them I hear the beginning of the music of the Mississippi and of Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, BB King... this is where it all comes from, they are the originators.
Carlos Santana

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