Lawrenny’s big four-day festival is back in 2024 and the organisers say it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before.

Opening the gates on May 24, the Big Retreat Festival at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire will be delivering a packed four days of music, wellness and connection.

Voted one of the top wellbeing and adventure festivals in the UK, The Big Retreat is a celebration of positivity, curiosity, and self-care. 

With 300 carefully curated experiences across 10 different areas, led by hundreds of instructors and artists, the organisers are convinced that the festival really does have something for everyone.

Musical talent abounds, including celebrated artists like Lucy Spraggan, The Feeling, Deco, Adwaith and the Sunbirds. Adding to the feelgood atmosphere will be DJ sets from Gok Wan and ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, along with a nostalgic set of 80s, 90s and beyond from DJ Mother Pukka. 

The festival also promises a feast for the mind and body, with fitness and well-being sessions led by the likes of Madeleine Shaw, Mr Motivator, Kate Rowe-Ham, Keris Louise and Ravi Dixit.

The Talk Tent will be buzzing with inspiring conversation and stories from authors, speakers, and adventurers. Among them are Dr Alex George and Simon Ong, TV personality Gail Porter, author Anna Whitehouse, Adventurers Fell Foodie and the outdoors fix host Liv Bolton and Baroness Susan Greenfield author of Mind Change. 

In addition, you can join Mel Owen and Lelia Navabi for a night of comedy.

Food enthusiasts also have a treat in store with culinary talks and demos from Gaz Oakley, Kim Joy, and Kwoklyn Wan. 

For those looking for adventure, there’ll be wild swimming and paddleboarding on the beautiful Cleddau estuary,

Those who prefer a slower pace will be booking a relaxing massage in the Woodland Spa or hiring out a private hot tub.

The festival is also family-friendly, with plenty of activities for little ones to enjoy.

 For more details, visit the festival website.