The Sarah Siddons The Sarah Siddons

Address: The Sarah Siddons, 47 High Street 01874 610 666, Brecon 01874 610 666, LD3 7AP

Telephone: 01874 610 666

One of Brecon's several pubs, the Sarah Siddons has an an entrance on Church Lane, in the shadow of St Mary's Church tower. It is named after the tragic 18th century actress who was born in Brecon in 1755.

Friday 11th August

  • Toriah Fontaine

    Toriah Fontaine

    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  "Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine delights audiences with her beautifully classic and soulful voice".  Toriah Fontaine first exploded on to the blues scene accompanied by only a pianist stripping everything back to bare bones, it was a brave move and she quickly became a household name amongst blues promoters and aficionados alike. She has now started making new waves with a full band line up, and guest appearances and collaborations with other artists. She has just recorded a Live album and has been interviewed for Blues Matters magazine.  
  • DJ Jez

    Disco at The Siddons

    • Time: 11:00pm
    • Info:  Does what it says on the tin.

Saturday 12th August

  • Stokers Live

    The Stokers

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: The Stokers are a good time rocking Rhythm and Blues band that take their influences from Dr.Feelgood, early Fleetwood Mac, and B.B. King. They also incorporate songs from The Blues Brothers and The Commitments soundtracks within their set list. Formed in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales in 2003 the Band were originally called “The Mean-Eyed Cats”, the band comprised of Allan ‘Lefty’ Jones (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocal) Andy Thomas (Bass Guitar) Steve ‘Shippy’ Shipman (Harmonica and Backing Vocals) GJ Williams (Saxophone, Lead and Backing Vocals) and Paul Williams (Drums). In March of 2009 they recruited Gavin James (keyboards) and in 2010 bolstered the sound further by recruiting Peter Walker (Guitar and Backing Vocals).    
  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Lar Hughes

    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Ex-Judy Speedway (Kerrang!!! / NME / Melody Maker / Radio 1 and appearances with the Stranglers, members of the Clash and Feeder). Playing original songs plus covers Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, The Waterboys, Neil Young, The Specials and many more...

Sunday 13th August

  • calling card 2016

    Paul Keddle's Calling Card

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:   'It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, when the blues comes calling with it's calling card'. Oh yes, it's the one and only Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men with an evening of foot-tapping, hip-swinging, heart-stopping, sassy, smooth Rhythm & Blues to give you a Fringe weekend closer to remember... Oh yeah.  

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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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