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Doors 7.30pm Tickets £11
Islet is a Welsh quartet whose free-spirited invention and exuberant intensity is hypnotic, exhilarating and defiantly unique.Islet have released three studio albums and four EPs. They have been shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize twice: in 2012, for Illuminated People and in 2020, for Eyelet. Islet is all about being subsumed in sound, with a fierce urge to challenge, to embrace, communicate, excite and, ultimately, set their audience free. They are following their own course, awash with synthesisers with a rhythmic pulse creating a delicate balance between repetition, volume and the romance of time, an ecstatic experience through music.
‘Soft Fascination’ is released 29th September on Fire Records. They’ll be performing live shows across the UK around the album’s release this Autumn.
“They blew my mind. It was the perfect mix of experimentation and entertainment, brain and heart engaged simultaneously” Stewart Lee
“Islet are undoubtedly one of the best live bands playing in Britain” Loud & Quiet
"Islet have done the impossible: made avant-garde polystylist art music ludicrous amounts of fun" NME
With support from: Peiriant An experimental duo based in Mid Wales, consisting of Rose and Dan Linn-Pearl. They perform with electric guitar, violin and found objects. Peiriant pursue moods of minimalism, drone, post-rock, soundscape and spoken word. Their semi-improvised compositions summon mellifluous and somatic audio environments, characterised by the push/pull tonal relationship between the two instruments.
Honddu Alternative electronic pop duo Honddu (Holly Müller and David Neale) wrap their catchy melodies via a tape machine and create dark exhilarating atmospheres using synth, guitar, violin and vocals.
Records Retrieval Service DJ Before, in-between and after the live acts is a DJ set from The Records Retrieval Service. Usually, this is a radio show from Henry Widdicombe. The Records Retrieval Service supplies the best new music and just records that Henry wants to play based on his mood that particular day. Listen to the radio shows here: https://www.mixcloud.com/RecordsRetrievalService/
Buy tickets at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/592843
6.30pm Tickets £8.50 Members/General Admission £12.50
Learn more about the impact pesticides have on our health and our environment and how we can take small steps to reduce their negative impact. From Pet healthcare to chemical free gardening - how we can all take steps to protect nature. Talks from Iris Ege - AP Vet Ltd and James Hitchcock (CEO) of Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
More info at - www.rwtwales.org/events
8pm SOLD OUT
Tom Findlay from dance music legends Groove Armada will be headlining our next road-block party at The Globe, Hay. Over an illustrious career that began in the mid 90s GA have headlined club nights, sell-out worldwide tours and festivals across the globe, performing monster crossover hits including Superstylin', I See You Baby, My Friend and At The River to adoring fans , both as a live outfit and from behind the decks. They are house music royalty, and we cannot wait to party with Tom!
We’ll be running from 8pm until 1.30am with a stellar support line-up across two rooms, with resident DJs Max Galactic, Choppa, Kelli T and Mark Gaunt joined by local legends Han Solo and Claude Minkey. Come and get stuck into our incredible atmosphere from the start – expect nothing but hands-in-the-air housey bangers all night long!
We’ll be kicking things off with a pre-party at the Three Tuns from 7pm with DJ Danny Graham. Grab your tickets and hold on tight, this is gonna be our biggest knees up yet
7pm Tickets £16.50
"Beautifully produced agitprop reggae flavoured rap" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
8pm Tickets £15
Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens Keith James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years.
He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully crafted and memorable songs. Keith has performed 106 of these concerts since 2017, all of which have been incredibly well received, with many sold out. This concert will give you far more than just the music itself...There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of vision, truth and human fragility.
Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song; some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced; respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach. Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children’s appeal This Concert is performed as a gesture of belief in the possibility that harmony and understanding between us all may be interwoven into today’s world.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
‘Thank you for a fantastic concert last night. You sang so well and the way you told the stories about the songs and sang them so clearly made us see them in a whole new light, it was beautiful' Kenton Festival 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times Keith performing 'Where Do The Children Play' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5_qWcxpAI0&t=2s
7:30pm Tickets Earlybird £10/£13.00 Standard
“The sound of your soul soaring ... one of my new favourite bands”-Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales "A really special band”-Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Dynamic, magnificent and stunning”-From The Margins
Blending multi-instrumentalism with pin-point harmonies, Pontypridd’s Climbing Trees bring their distinctive Cymrucana sound to the Globe at Hay amongst a run of stripped-back shows throughout Wales this Autumn. Featuring Matthew Frederick, Colenso Jones and Martin Webb, the BBC Introducing favourites have made numerous television, radio and festival appearances across the UK, Europe and US, recorded at London's iconic Maida Vale Studios and performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, gaining airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson along the way. Marking a decade since the release of their debut album Hebron, the band’s first tour in six years will also feature songs from the Welsh Music Prize-shortlisted follow-up Borders alongside brand new material, with rumours of a long-awaited and much-anticipated third album on the horizon. Returning from hibernation with a first appearance in Hay since 2017, this is an evening not to be missed with one of Wales’ most endearing live acts.
"Homespun anthems, custom-built for careening along the Welsh coast at the height of summer with the window wound down and the volume zapped up”-Wales Arts Review“
“Marvellously expansive ... a wonderful spell they've cast over the entire nation”-Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
Climbing trees website http://www.ilikeclimbingtrees.com
Doors 8pm Tickets £12.50/£14.50 OTD
“Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene” - Andy O’Hare, BBC
Over ten years and evolving incarnations, award-winning Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre playing with passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, they are a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass.
“Really individual Celtic folk rock group” - Mike Harding, BBC
“The next folk super group in waiting” - Nancy Dunham, folking.co
Video of their latest single - https://youtu.be/Lt-IOn-HPY8
8pm Tickets £18
The Ultimate Celebration of Carlos Santana
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the most beautiful guitar melodies and the amazingly creative, unique, diverse, and very challenging songs of Carlos Santana. All of which are played skillfully by our band of top-quality and musically highly educated musicians.
As hundreds of independent reviews have confirmed: it is an absolute delight to witness these virtuoso, Very Santana musicians playing their hearts out!
Our band performs live concert versions of the songs with a lot of extra improvisation. This ensures that each one stays fresh and delivers surprises, gig after gig, to those who endeavour to return to our concerts every year, for more of the same. Many of our fans travel far and wide to follow our journey and enjoy our sensational shows. In return, we create wonderful memories of a unique "Santana Experience" for both our audience and ourselves.
This live experience spans the entire musical Carlos Santana legacy, including the EARLY ERA songs from the Abraxas album such as Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, and Samba Pa Ti, through the LATE 70s hits such as Europa and She's Not There, to the MODERN ERA multi Grammy-awarded songs such as Smooth and Maria-Maria…
Very Santana recreate the guitar master and his band's live experience, with all the authenticity and uniqueness that made Carlos Santana a living legend musician and composer.
The all-analogue, valve driven guitar sound (PRS guitars + Mesa Boogie Mark I Carlos Santana Signature amp) , the drums, bass, Hammond organ, and lots of percussion give you a very unique music experience! The icing on the cake is our singer Amera’s vocals and dance moves…Don’t miss our show! Book your tickets as soon as possible!