Hundreds of people are expected to turn out at the Live on The Wye music festival, which will be held on the banks of the river in Redbrook, for what promises to be a fantastic weekend. The festival is now in its seventh year and is known for showcasing high quality, original new music from Wales and the West.
Live on the Wye kicks off from 7pm on Friday, June 3rd with an evening fringe event, featuring a DJ set alongside critically acclaimed bands The Rosellys and The People The Poet. Entry to the fringe is free but donations are welcomed.
The main festival bursts into action from 1pm on Saturday, June 4th with performances by 12 brilliant bands across two stages.
Taking to the Main Stage are Gentleman Joe Kelly, Ofelia, Jack Ellis and Maddie Jones – all of whom are garnering acknowledgement from BBC Radio Wales and BBC Horizons. They support headliners RenattaJane – London-drenched rock ‘n’ rollers who are making a big buzz on the music scene – and the highly entertaining Ronaldos who are known throughout the county.
Meanwhile, the Wye River Stage will feature music by Idaho-born Jeff Crosby, Quiet Marauder, John Adams, and Sera.
Festival Chairman Sarah Sheasby, said: “We’re particularly excited by the music line-up this year – the festival is developing quite a reputation for being the place to see up-and-coming bands at a very reasonable price and in a glorious setting. Our visitors now come from throughout the Wye Valley, South Wales and beyond.”
There is an action-packed programme to keep youngsters entertained. ArtSpace Cinderford are hosting circus workshops throughout the day so people can try their hand at plate spinning, juggling, Diablo and stilts. And the Imaginarium marquee will also offer arts and crafts, storytelling, face painting, games and fancy dress. The inflatable combat, pictured above, and bouncy castle will also return for another year.
Tickets costing £10 are available online via www.liveonthewye.co.uk. Camping tickets are also available with all proceeds going to the Redbrook Village Trust. Children aged 12 and under can enter free when accompanied by a paying adult, however entry to the Imaginarium and inflatables will be via a wristband costing £3 for all day unlimited use.