The Boars Head The Boars Head

Address: The Boars Head , Watergate, Brecon , Powys, LD3 9AD

Telephone: 01874 622856

The Boar's Head  has a huge lineup of bands from Friday to Sunday, playing in the beer garden overlooking the River Usk. It's the Breconshire Brewery Tap.

Programme details may change and Entry Fees may apply. Please check with venue

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Thursday 10th August

  • Copyright 2


    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Covers band. Playing a wide variety of numbers. First time at the Fringe.

Friday 11th August

  • Reece


    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Originally started as a solo acoustic project by Rob Reece, Reece the band have now turned into a four piece rocking machine from South Wales, blending together elements of hard rock, pop and prog, harmony-rich vocals and big anthem style choruses that scream melody from start to finish. Rob Reece: Bass/Lead Vocals, Jon Davies: Guitars/ Backing Vocals and Russ Rogers: Drums & Percussion.
  • Luke Doherty

    Luke Doherty Band

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Luke Doherty was born on 29th March 1994, in Newport, Gwent. He had an interest in music at a very young age. Although no one in his family play an instrument, he was determined to learn to play something, and at the age of five he started playing piano, but didn’t like it. He then asked to play the drums but was told by a drum teacher he was way too young and to wait a couple of years. He then settled on a half size acoustic guitar which he had to give up after three months due to medical reasons. At seven and a half he was nagging his parents again to learn guitar, so they bought him a second hand half size electric guitar and a second hand amp and he has never looked back. He instantly became hooked on blues, intently watching any blues musicians he could find on TV or DVD.

Saturday 12th August

  • Running On Empty 2017

    Running On Empty

    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: Clevedon based outfit Running on Empty return to the Fringe once more with their eclectic mix of covers from the 60s up to today (almost!). Despite being fairly rooted in Blues and Rock, their set extends to Reggae, Motown, Pop, Soul, Rock n Roll and even Jazz (if you ask nicely!). “We love coming over to play the Fringe. We get to play some beautiful venues and to some of the best, most welcoming crowds we’ve ever encountered”.
  • The Acoustix

    The Acoustix

    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music which will end the festival with a bang!
  • breakfast club 2

    The Breakfast Club

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: 80s tribute band. Playing all the hits of the 80s with a couple of Oasis numbers to keep the landlord happy!!
  • kas ska 2017

    Ka's Ska Souls

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Ka's Ska Souls are a ten piece band playing a mix of Ska and Soul. This year will be their third year playing at the Fringe Festival and are looking forward to renewing friendships from previous years.  

Sunday 13th August

  • Jazzy Image

    Omega Two

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Jane Williams, originally from Cardigan in West Wales but now residing in Cardiff, has been singing since she was 15 and performing on stage, radio and with bands in Welsh and English. In the last few years Jane has concentrated on the quieter side of music performing wowing the audiences with her renditions of some of the jazz classics such as Cry Me A River and Loverman.

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Brecon Fringe Festival 2017

Brecon Fringe Festival 2017 will take place from Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13. There are 30+ venues again in 2017 with live music and other events taking place all over town and in nearby villages.

The 2017 programme will be updated shortly  but visit us our Facebook Page  and follow @BreconFringe for up to date news and comments in the meantime.


Band info

Want to play at The Fringe this year? Simply click 'Venues' on this website and a list of all the Fringe venues will appear.

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