A FESTIVAL where art meets adventure and a carnival atmosphere collides with culture is returning for its sixth year.

Cerys Matthews' The Good Life Experience will take place at the Hawarden Estate in Wales, against the the backdrop of two castles, between September 12 and 15.

The founding member of multi-million selling band Catatonia and BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music DJ joined forces with Steven Abbott, arts consultant and manager, and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, founders of online store, Pedlars, and award winning pub The Glynne Arms to set up the family friendly event.

The festival, which attracts more than 40 expert craftspeople and has live music curated by Cerys, is truly unique with the likes of axe throwing, foraging, campfire cooking, mass singalongs, tutored beer tastings, talks by explorers, abseiling from Hawarden Castle, a 1930s fairground, wild swimming and poetry.

The 2019 line-up includes iconic DJ Norman Jay, songwriting royalty Guy Chambers, Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers, The Great British Sewing Bee’s Patrick Grant and first British cosmonaut Helen Sharman.

Cerys said “It was an ongoing discussion about the search for the 'good life' that led the four of us to create a festival with a difference. Our focus is on music, art, food, culture and nature. It’s a festival for every generation with an emphasis on discovery, exploration and adventure – a combination of The Great British Bake Off, meets Bear Grylls meets The Tube. It’s about passion, making memories and getting back to nature.