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29 Jun - 1 Jul

Llanfyllin Workhouse

Workhouse Festival

Workhouse Festival - one of the best smaller festival we have been to. Bands include The Baghdaddies, Transglobal Underground, The Destroyers, Los Albertos, Tarantism, Kava Kava, Baka Beyond (with the Gbine Tribe), Sicknote, Kid Harpoon, Cakehole Presley, Red Stripe, Staedler & Waldorf. 24-hour Chill-Out tent hosted by The Dragon Collective and Eclectic, with resident DJs Neil Eclectic and Les Earthdoctor and guests including Dewi Fflyffi Lyf Bybl, Chris Seriph (Radio Maldwyn), Dave Dove, Den (Funkenstein), Stevie G, Jackosaurus Dex. Dance tent hosted by Pablo Mangotrasher. Not to be missed! £40.

5 Jul

Hereford, The Courtyard Studio

Nightjar Folk Club

John Spiers & Jon Boden. 8pm, £5 / 4

6 Jul


Fancy Dress

The town's legendary annual street party.

13 July

Aberystwyth, Yoko's

Symbiosis - underground psychedelic trance, with DJs Psionic Entity, Lorraine, Disco Badger, Acidbearstrangler. 10 pm - 4am, £3 before 10 (it starts at 10,,,mmmm....!), 4 after.

13 July

Tregaron, Hafan Café garden (The Talbot if raining

Cambria Arts

Tia McGraff. pm, , £?

13 July

Swansea, Monkey Café

Mashed Up - a mash up of genres & music styles - Reggae, Hiphop, House, DnB, Old SKool, Breaks, Funk & magic. 9 pm - 4am, £5 / 4.

13 July

Cardiff, Barfly

Sal, Kyshera, Stray Borders. 7.30pm, £5

14 July

Swansea, Monkey Café

Marvel - DJ Active, DJ Noah, DJ Tonic, DJ South & Mr Spinx playing Hip-Hop, Drum + Bass, Funk, Rare Groove, Jazz, Soul and of course, those well needed guilty pleasures. Free before 10pm, £5 / 4 after.

13 - 14 Jul


Nozstock Festival (frustrating website!)

4 arenas with DJs and live bands, including Sonny Wharton, DJ Friction, John Powers, The Envy Corps, Fortune Drive and many more. £28

13 - 15 Jul

Cilycwm, nr. Llandovery

Small Nations Festival

Excellent community Festival, featuring Kanda Bongo Man, Ska CubanoJelitara Futa, Boys From The Hill, Subsource, Pwsi Meri Mew, Hummingbird / Amy Wadge and many more live acts and DJs. £16 - 50. Box Office 01558 650 127

17 July

Aberystwyth, The Angel

Punk, ska and stright-up rock'n'roll with Citizen Fish, Offbeat Heroes, 3 Minute Warning. from 7pm, £6

18 July

Caernarfon, Y Galeri

Tia McGraff - support will be an acoustic set from Moniars, Southern Sky from Bangor, and the return of The Blackhearts from Wigan, who will be touring with Tia throughout July. ?pm, £? Galeri Box Office 01286 685 222


Swansea, Singleton Park


Over 50 bands, including Keane, Manic Street Preachers, Placebo, Feeder, The Levellers and Enter Shikari.

20 July

Rhayader, Gro Parc

9 bands, including Last Chance For The Day, 1000 Tragic Words, The Hostages, The Kryptics plus bouncy castle, BBQ and a licensed Bar. 6pm - 10.30pm, £?

20 - 21 Jul


Sesiwn Fawr

Sesiwn Fawr Festival with Steve Earle, The Dubliners, Meic Stevens, Genod Droog, Davey Spillane & Paul Dooley, The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, Tia McGraff, Jeb Loy Nichols, Seth Lakeman, Amy Wadge, Goldie Lookin' Chain, The Poppies, Fflur Dafydd, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Los de Abajo, Hayseed Dixie, Euros Childs and many more. Weekend tickets £45, day tickets available.

20 - 21 Jul



Europe's largest wakeboard music festival featuring some of the country's leading DJs and bands, including The Bravery, The Enemy, Jack Penate, The Wombats, Hybrid & Goldierocks, Dirty Pretty Things, Mark Ronson, Just Jack, Ferry Corsten, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Scratch Perverts, Rodney P, Norman Jay, Brandon Block, Yousef. Weekend tickets from £55, day tickets available.

20 - 22 Jul


Sheep Music

Bands include Nizlopi, 3 Daft Monkeys, Kasai Masai, Sekou Keita, Dubrovnik, Dreadzone, Oojami, Ska Cubano, Cantaloop, New Town Kings, Joe Le Taxi, The Haggis Horns, and Dirty Ray. Weekend tickets from £60 + camping, day tickets available.

26 July

Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Attack Attack, Kick Box Riot, We Are The Deal. 7.30pm, £4

27 Jul - 4 Aug


Monmouth Festival

The festival offers a diverse range of musical genres ranging from folk, and ska, through jazz and blues, to rock and thrash metal, and classical music, with comedy and street entertainment thrown in for good measure. All the concerts are free.

28 July

Haverfordwest, Wilton House Hotel

TidyLike Records

Tidy Like Road Show, with Halflight, The Pennysows, Random Perception, Winch House Cutie - from 7pm, £7

4 Aug

near Llanfyrnach

Celtic Blue Rock Festival

Celtic Blue Rock now has 5 stages in the ents. zone, plus a craft zone, an expanding eco zone and a fantastic kids' zone with a family workshop area. Bands appearing include Freshold, Johnny Action Finger, Supergene, Persona B, Voodoo Snakes, Meinir Gwylim, Nik Turner, Powersteppers feat. Molara, Tootinskamoon, Kentucky AFC, Dogzuki, Love Rocket and many more.

17 - 19 Aug

Glanusk Park

The Green Man

Green Man Festival - including Joanna Newsome, Robert Plant with Strange Sensation, Vashti Bunyan, Stephen Malkmus &The Jicks, Devendra Banhart, Gruff Rhys, The Earlies, Tunng, Battles, Vetiver, Martin Stephenson, John Power and many more. £98

22 - 28 Aug

West Wales

Women In Tune

WIT's annual women-only Festival - their 10th. anniversary!

26 Aug

Hereford, The Courtyard Studio

Luke, Mills & Jackson. ?pm, £?

7-9 Sept

Baskerville Hall, Hay on Wye

Mindtours / Dragon Collective

Freerotation - a weekend of electronic music and visuals, with Mindtours presenting the lively room and Dragon Collective the chill-out. DJs / live acts include : Move D, Digital Mystikz, Shackleton, Dan Meteo, Steevio & Suzybee, Tom Ellis, Joe Ellis, Leif, Earthdoctor, Artman, Jackmate aka SoulPhiction, Portable aka Bodycode, Gaetano Parisio, Pheek, Lakuti, and Redshape. Full details on the Freerotation website

9 Sep

Hereford, The Courtyard Studio

Blake's III. ?pm, £?

24 Nov

Llandrindod Wells, venue t.b.c.


Blowzabella, a drone-based band that draw their inspirations from French and mediaeval music as well as our rich native sources. ?pm, £?

For events / festivals outside of Wales click here

Links to Welsh venues here

For details of East Powys / Herefordshire / Shropshire gigs, also check Broad Sheep, the excellent free listings magazine and website.

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