Off the Beaten Track WARM-UP SHOWS

June 22nd Gaz Brookfield  wegottickets

Line-Up 2018

Two days of diverse, original, eclectic and inspiring live music from established and up-and coming contemporary, alternative and traditional artists, a dazzling kaleidoscope of world class original performers and songwriters.


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Friday 13th July

6pm – 11pm


True Strays

Nick Harper

Zervas & Pepper

Ivan Moult



Saturday 14th July

12pm – 12am


The Eskies

Echo Town

Orla Gartland

Holiday in the Mind

Sweet Baboo


Rodney Branigan

Joe Kelly


Lucy Jones

An interactive outdoor fun day for all the family

Starting at 10am on Saturday



  • Rudry Rocks with Fiona Lewis:

#RudryRocks #smilestones is an informal international, fun activity for people of any age or artistic ability to get creative and to explore the outdoors - decorating stones and hiding them for others to find. Paint your stone, write #rudryrocks on the back and your own hashtag i.e. #borisrocks, take some photos and post onto Facebook group and hide!! When you find a stone, take a photo and post it on Rudry Rocks Facebook page using the hashtags and rehide in a new place!!

  • We will be providing an opportunity at the festival to get artistic and have a go at painting stones in order to take part in this fun activity. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Giant Origami - Simone Devinett:

       (suitable for all ages): come and make your own bugs and animals to colour in and take-away.

  • Upcycle puppet making workshop with Anne Raymond: Using recycled materials to produce interactive puppets on an outdoor theme.
  • Willow weaving workshops with Sarah Iart: (£1 or £4 to cover the cost of the Willow depending on the size of the piece). A chance to have a go at willow weaving; make a heart, a fish, a star, a bird feeder, a snail or a sun spiral. Decorate your items with ribbons and beads, and take home something to hang indoors or outdoors to remind you of your day in Rudry.
  • Science workshop with Jonny Lees: make your own electric motors and experiment with robotic hands, and take a good look around the International Space Station using VR headsets.
  • Storytelling and drama workshop Jane King: (Age group four – twelve) Sparkling woodland drama with an animal theme, Elephants , Kangaroos, Bees, Wasps, Ants parading into the forest.



outdoor learning &NATURAL HISTORY:

Welcome to our woods is a new woodland project based in the Rhondda Valley funded by the National Lottery, which aims to create a low carbon outdoor space and facilities that will generate an income for the local community. They run forest skills workshop and green wood working workshops with the community.


At the fire pit ,there will be toasting marshmallows, making hot chocolate and using a dutch oven.


There will also bring giant jenga and making wooden tulips on the drawer horse.


Rudry Common Trust (Janine & Trevor): Local natural history enthusiasts giving natural history tours around the area and bird song recognition (something for the early risers)




Afon  Dance Company

Community youth dance company who run an open door policy (anyone can join). Performing pieces which reflect issues of the day. Louise is running dance workshops with year five and six at Rudry Primary school on the theme of the environment. An integrated 30 minute performance with her dance troupe. It will start at 12pm on the field.



Julie Mahoney is a writer and storyteller based in Cardiff. At Rudry Festival, she will be telling three stories, collectively entitled Dream of a Dress, about the ability of a dress to change personal histories in profound ways. The first dress is a gift of hope, the second is stolen and the third created to bring her dream into reality.


Jane King is a story telling member of Cardiff Writers Circle performing a piece she has written.


Sara Beer works for Disability Arts Cymru and has just returned from Japan performing with group of disabled actors.

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