Friday 27th May 2022
Evening Fringe Event 6pm – 11pm
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 delicious curry, full bar set-up with real ales, three outstanding bands. 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 11pm till late.
The Godesys & Guests
The Godseys are a firm festival and Redbrook village favourite, and it’s even better on the Friday night as they bring along their closest and most talented friends to play with them, getting us all ready for the main event on the Saturday. The Godseys are from the Wye Valley area, but their sound is a fabulous blend of Americana and country rock. Guaranteed to carry you down the Wye and into the Mississippi with their wonderful rich country twist!
Saturday 28th May 2022
Gates open at 12:30pm
Year of the Dog
Year of the Dog is an entertaining Cardiff based six-piece brass-house soul band with high energy, enjoyable funky playing mixed with clever lyrics and gritty vocals. They have audiences on their feet, dancing to their catchy style. Great musicians with a delicious sense of rhythms of funk, ska, reggae and swing, this is a finely tuned outfit who certainly hit the spot with audiences wherever they play! Amazing to have them headlining LOTW.
Rough Chowder combine traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with their own original material, to produce a highly danceable and infectious sound guaranteed to transport you to the dancehall, on the back porch or in a field during Mardi Gras. Their beautiful melodies, the sound of the accordion and fiddle create a vibrant mix of the Cajun two step and waltz infused with the foot stomping sounds of the swamp blues and Zydeco. Not to be missed!
Crowned as Firestone UK Battle of the Bands Champions, Fire Fences is a versatile, energetic 4-piece band from South Wales. They’re one of Wales’ exciting young bands and are making big waves on the indie-rock scene. Fire Fences blur the lines between rock and indie-rock and pour their energy into creating vibrant and catchy melodic anthems.
Bronwen Lewis has been making waves since she took to the stage with her combination of unique style and a sensational voice. She stole the show in the award-winning film ‘Pride’ singing ‘Bread and Roses’ and moved the audience and the judges on ‘The Voice’ with her bilingual English / Welsh cover of Sting’s ‘Fields of Gold’. Live on the Wye is thrilled to have Bronwen on the programme!
Jonah’s Lift is a guaranteed crowd pleasure! Their music and style is energetic and engaging, with unusual musical arrangements, humour and ability to get any crowd, young or old, up and dancing. They play an eclectic mixture of original material, traditional folk tunes from various corners of the world and a few ‘well knowns’ that have been given the ‘Jonah’s Lift’ treatment.
Louis Stone Band
Bristol based singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Louis Stone has been writing and performing from an early age. He appears at Live on the Wye for the first time with talented local musician Joe Arnold on drums. Louis Stone has appeared on stage at Bristol Harbour Side Festival, also performed ‘Future’ for Rife Magazine. A new, innovative, and multi- talented band.
The Godseys are a firm festival and Redbrook village favourite. From the Wye valley area, but their sound is a fabulous blend of Americana and country rock . Guaranteed to carry you down the Wye and into the Mississippi with their wonderful rich country twist!
Monmouth Male Voice Choir
Monmouth Male Voice choir bring the sound of massed voices singing a blend of traditional and modern music. Great to welcome this choir back to Live on the Wye for a flavour of the sound created by a Welsh male voice choir – a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Redbrook School Choir
Redbrook School choir give a fantastic opening to this year’s festival. ‘Caring, sharing and learning together’ is evident in a choir of pupils old and new.