The Wellington Hotel The Wellington Hotel

Address: The Wellington Hotel, The Bulwark, Brecon, LD3 7AD

Telephone: 01874 625225

The Wellington is one of Brecon's oldest buildings and has its original Georgian facade. It overlooks the Statue of General Picton, often referred to as the statue of Wellington! The Wellington has live music over the Fringe and is a spacious, welcoming venue.

Programme details may change. Please check with venue

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Friday 11th August

  • Peepshow


    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  4 Blokes, 1 Female, 3 villages, 1 band = PEEPSHOW. Rock covers at their best. With Class and Attitude this is the Hottest Live Cover band in the South Wales Area. 

Saturday 12th August

  • paradise


    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: This is what they say: 'Paradise' are a 5 piece band. We play the music of Coldplay. We are pleased to say that our debut gig will be at The Clarence on Thursday, August 10th. We then play at The Wellington Hotel on Saturday, August 12th. We are; Mark McCarthy, Bass and Lead Vocals; John Eyre, Keyboards, Guitar and Backing Vocals; Phil O'Sullivan, Drums; Simon Newcombe, Guitar; Molly McCarthy, Keyboards and Backing Vocals. Join us for what might be the adventure of a lifetime.
  • Universal Translators

    Universal Translators

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Veterans of the Fringe, the Universal Translators feature one of the best bass players in Brecon town Mark McCarthy.
  • The Semantics

    The Semantics

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Semantics are back with a new lineup (again), a new greatest hits CD (?), and even some new songs. Once again a selection of class songs from Johnny Cash to Johnny Nash via Stones, Script, Daft Punk and just Daft. The only thing that’s predictable is the unpredictability of the set. From rock to reggae and maybe a little bit of gospel, just in case your soul needs saving. Playing two sets at the Workmans’ Club, Andy and de boyz are joined by the female voice that is Louise Gaw, so if you like harmonies, twin guitars and surprises, come on down
  • Running On Empty 2017

    Running On Empty

    • Time: 9:30pm
    • 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”.

Sunday 13th August

  • Ragsy


    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Taking inspiration from his own life experiences and finding catharsis in pouring his emotions into song, Ragsy’s heartfelt lyrics perfectly align with his raw, classic rock-inspired vocals. Crafted over a two-year period following his time on BBC’s The Voice in 2013, mentored by Sir Tom Jones; ‘Ouch!!!’ is a record of the highs and lows, where Ragsy’s distinctive voice tells an honest and impassioned tale of life’s unpredictability.

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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.

Click on a venue and you'll be able to get details like their phone number or in some cases, their email. Contact the venue direct and tell them you'd like to play at this year's Fringe Fest.

Some may be already fully booked - so persevere! If you've been to the Fringe before, you might know what a certain venue is like. Some are large, some are small. All will pay a fee!












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