Organiser of the 2023 Newtown Food Festival are promising an “energetic” and “vibrant” celebration for locals and visitors.

Prior to the festival, a celebration of music and dance called Ceilidh will be held the night before the event arrives in Newtown.

Scheduled to be held at Hafan yr Afon on Friday, September 1, the evening promises to be a memorable display of music and dance, according to the organisers of the show.

The main attraction of the Ceilidh is a performance by local band, Ffonic, who will take centre stage on the night.

A spokesperson for the event said: “Ffonic will set the tone for an unforgettable night with an electrifying performance.

“Their fusion of traditional and contemporary music is sure to get everyone's feet tapping and bodies moving.”

Caller Claire Weston will also be present at the evening to guide the attendees through the Ceilidh dances, allowing everyone to participate regardless of whether they are an experienced dancer or a complete beginner.

Admission to the Ceilidh is £6 per person or £7 on the door, with organisers encouraging families to participate as children under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult can enjoy free entry.

Caffi Hafan will be serving refreshments throughout the evening, and a bar will also be available.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance at