Venues

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 9th August

  • Black Aurora

    Black Aurora

    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Black Aurora are a South Wales based acoustic duo featuring vocalist Rebecca Citric and guitarist Lee Owen.

Friday 10th August

  • DJ Gaz and Soul Devotion Collective

    DJ Mycal

    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  DJ Mycal from 12noon until 5pm
  • Krukke Band

    De Krukke Band

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: De Krukke Carnival band from Holland. Part of the original Brecon Jazz festival line up since 1984! For more info please contact: nikolai@constantinescu.co
  • Cold Heart Revue

    Cold Heart Revue

    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info:  Cold Heart Revue
  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Hang Eleven

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info:  Possibly related to hang ten. 
  • The Breakfast Club

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: 80s tribute band. Playing all the hits of the 80s with a couple of Oasis numbers to keep the landlord happy!!
  • Everyday Heroes

    Everyday Heroes

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info:  “Everyday Heroes is a band that has all the 'package' to become the next big thing in the heavy rock scene! They have the songs, the right attitude, the riffs, the freshness but, most of all, they play their hearts out and that reflects on every single moment here.” From Newport.
  • kas ska 2017

    Ka's Ska Souls

    • Time: 10:00pm
    • 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.  

Saturday 11th August

  • DJ Gaz and Soul Devotion Collective

    DJ Mycal

    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  DJ Mycal from 12noon until 5pm
  • Steph james 2018

    Steph James

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Steph James is a Brecon- based singer and guitarist who has performed all over South Wales and England as an acoustic covers pop artist. .
  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Sicknote Steve

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:  I'm assuming here that Sicknote Steve could be a bit like Seasick Steve.  Do you like your blues played on rudimentary instruments and hollered as if your life depended on it? Do you long for the days when Seasick Steve played small clubs and didn’t command such a hefty entrance fee, well if you answered yes to the following couple of questions salvation could be in hand. Whilst stumbling around at Upton Blues Festival, we chanced upon Mr Sicknote Steve, a man who know’s a think about feral howling blues and recreating that authentic Seasick sound.
    • www.sicknotesteve.co.uk
  • Chris King

    Chris King & Bryony Sier

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Pentrebach singer-songwriter Chris King's new project.
  • ria plays 2

    Ria Plays

    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Quirky/Indie/Guitar/Banshee/Band
  • The Stangs

    The Stangs

    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info:  The Stangs are a three-piece rhythm and blues band from Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Formed in 2015, and now with a debut EP under their belt, The Stangs have been described as one of the UK’s most exciting rhythm and blues bands. The Stangs’ sound has been described as a 21st-century iteration of the early rhythm and blues artists that inspired the likes of The Kinks, The Who, and The Rolling Stones. BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton favourably compared The Stangs’ sound to Dr. Feelgood’s early recordings.
  • Raptor

    Raptor and Top Topham

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: 70’s revival rock'n'roll band of brothers; Kurt and Adam from Hereford.
  • The Bakestones

    The Bakestones

    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Harmonica sucking, guitar plucking, foot stomping band. With an eclectic mix of original music, ranging from a raw bluesy sound to funky rock.
  • The Acoustix

    The Acoustix

    • Time: 9:45pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music.

Sunday 12th August

  • Black Aurora

    Black Aurora

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Black Aurora are a South Wales based acoustic duo featuring vocalist Rebecca Citric and guitarist Lee Owen.
  • Ian Shimmin

    Ian Shimmin

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:  Ian Shimmin plays guitar, sings.
  • Brecon Fringe Book

    The Rite of Strings

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: (TROY & Sonia Hammond) Fusing the raw elements of blues guitar with the stylish sophistication of classical cello, The Rite of Strings conjure up a heady mix of traditional roots, fiery improvisations and visceral originality. https://www.facebook.com/troy.redfern.3 http://troyredfern.com/
  • Deaf Monkeys

    Deaf Monkeys

    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info:  Rock/ Pop cover band. A variety of favourites from Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, The Ramones, Kasabian, Blink 182, ZZ top, The cult, Bryan Adams and more
  • San Antonio Freeway

    San Antonio Freeway

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info:  San Antonio Freeway
  • sssnakes

    Sssnakes

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  Sssnakes are a five piece band consisting of acoustic, lead & rhythm guitar, bass and drums. We’re situated across the South Wales Valleys and have a focus on chord driven riffs complimented by distinctly exuberant lead lines. Our routes are firmly set in British rock ‘n roll with a definitive nod to the indie bands of the 80’s & 90’s. We recently achieved 1st place in Bangor’s Popular Music Competition and have since developed a considerable amount of commendation in the local area. Expect anthemic choruses, abrasive vocals and a charming demeanour.
  • The Dole Age

    The Dole Age

    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  These 5 Merthyr boys put nothing but energy and passion into their live performances, they've been compared to the likes of The Libertines, The Housemartens and The Bluetones but you could never define their diverse sound. After a few line up changes, the boys are starting to conquer the local and national music scene, playing gigs all over the UK and gaining prime time radio play on BBC Radio Wales and various other radio stations building on their ever-growing fan base.
    • www.facebook.com/thedoleage/?fref=ts
  • the moonbirds

    The Moonbirds

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Moon Birds are a 5 piece funk, soul and blues band from Merthyr Tydfil. Widely-renowned for their exceptionally mesmerising live performances, The Moon Birds are a fearsome force in the Welsh music scene, recently winning the highly acclaimed Big Gig 2016 competition and also being voted Cardiff's best live band at the 2017 Cardiff Music Awards.

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