Artists

 

Friday 2 June 2017 – *Evening Fringe Event, TOM LORD STAGE, MAIN FESTIVAL FIELD*  7pm – 10:30pm

What’s the Festival Fringe…?
The Friday Fringe will warm you up for Saturday’s event in true Redbrook style…intimate and perfectly formed, there will be hand made pizza, full bar set-up with real ales, three outstanding bands and a DJ. Even better, it’s free to enter and the fringe is completely under cover, so you will find us dancing whatever the weather! The party will continue with live music over at The Bell Inn from 10:30pm till late.

The quality of music on offer has established the Friday Night Fringe as a must attend event for all festival goers – already confirmed for the Friday Fringe:

9pm – The Broadcasts – “Heart on your sleeve gritty rock”, BBC Radio Wales

8pm – She, Robot – “Feather light and fathoms deep”, Venue Magazine

7pm – Olion Byw – “Intoxicating, hypnotic traditional Welsh folk songs, beguiling simplicity yet deeply soulful” fRoots Magazine


Saturday 3 June 2017  Main Festival Field – Gates open at 1pm, approx 10:30pm finish

The Valley Stage

Guns of Navarone

Scorching classic ska from this 10 piece outfit. Their big brass sounds and skanking rhythms are guaranteed to make you dance and smile!

We are over the moon to have ‘The Guns’ headlining for us this year, bringing the festival to an almighty explosive skaclusion!

 Fingertrap

For those new to FINGERTRAP, think rock hoops with pop sassiness, a band who’s stage presence has even more ruckus energy than The Hives and The Frattelis combined.  Just one listen to infectiously catchy ‘Return If Found’ and you’ll be up, throwing shapes to the raucous groove of ‘Until We Get There’ and ‘Body Popping’. Sure to rock the Wye!

Maelog

Maelog’s music is a well-balanced brew blending the contagious effervescence of Galician music with the melodic charm by which Welsh folk has always been renowned.

Traditional Galician drums drive the rhythms; guitar and bouzouki nimbly paint the harmonies, allowing the Welsh fiddlesto soar in melody and counterpoint.

Through it all, the effortless energy and purity of the gaita, the Galician bagpipes, will have you throwing your arms in the air and your feet won’t stop. Stomping gorgeous folk from two Celtic shores!

 Albino Frogs

Simply known as ‘The Frogs’ to their ever growing number of followers supporting their smiling, upbeat music. This five piece band from the South Wales Valleys appeals to all ages, as they deal out plenty of funky grooves, which will get your foot tapping and body swaying. A mix of latin, jazz and country combined with instantly hummable melodies and memorable hooks will have you singing to songs you thought you didn’t know!

So hop on over to the Valley stage for some funky tunes that have previously lit up the likes of the Brecon Jazz and MIDEM Cannes festivals.

 Joe Kelly

It’s easy to consign the idea of the itinerant blues singer to myth (Robert Johnson) or caricature (Seasick Steve) but in 2017, the Bastard Joe Kelly is as close as you’ll get to the real thing.

Following a stunning solo performance at last year’s festival, Joe is back having enlisted the services of a hand-picked troupe of the finest local guns for hire. Apocalyptic folk-blues and Americana from the heart of South Wales, what away to kick off the Valley Stage!

 Synergy Choir

Kicking off Live on the Wye 2017 are Synergy, a close-harmony male voice choir – the only such choir in South Wales. They differ from a traditional male voice choir in approach, choice of songs and sound, singing “a-capella” (unaccompanied), producing truly beautiful music.

Come along, grab your first drink, lay down your blanket and prepare to be charmed and delighted by Synergy’s amazing sound.

The Wye River Stage

 The Godseys

Emerging from the Forest of Dean, Americana and country rock from popular local band The Godseys.

Many people in The Forest of Dean and all down the Wye Valley will tell you that they can groove and give you songs you know with a wonderful rich country twist, their music will carry you down the Wye and into the Mississippi!

 

 The People the Poet

Back this year after blowing away our Fringe Festival in 2016, the People the Poet hail from South Wales and have played the likes of Latitude and SXSW in Austin Texas. The latter leading to a live acoustic session on Radio 2 at the request of BBC Radio 2 DJ Dermot O’ Leary.

Since releasing their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Narrator’ The People the Poet have gained a growing reputation as one of the most exciting Welsh bands today. They are sure to light up our Wye River stage with their fine and inspiring songs!

Earl

South West and Wales based 4 piece with original country tinged Americana from singer-songwriter Stuart Earl.

With blues slide guitar from Michael Messer and pedal steel ace BJ Cole, Earl draw you into their original blues and soul soaked world…have the bourbon ready.

Aeddan

Aeddan is a musician, songwriter and composer from the our sister Rhondda Valleys! With extensive experience as a live performer and producer, Aeddan is set to make a mark for himself as a musician to watch.

Aeddan’s multi-genre approach has seen him likened to musical explorers such as The Beach Boys, Talking Heads, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, and Peter Gabriel. Aeddan and his band will captivate The Live on the Wye audience and maybe you’ll be able to say you saw him here first!

 LILA J

LILA J are a vibrant, loveable four piece gypsy folk rock band with sincere and honest lyrics, beautiful and challenging tunes, delivered in a raw and uncompromising manner.

They make an epic sound that can hush a noisey crowd, encourage a reluctant toe to tap and leave you singng their infinitely catchy tunes, long after they have left The Wye River  stage!

Acts maybe subject to change – please check back regularly for new additions!