Monmouth Festival 2012 programme

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DATE (AUGUST) ARTIST & WEBSITE LINK GENRE VENUE TIME
Friday 17 SARAH-ANN CROMWELL Classical/Light Music St Mary’s Church 7pm
ANDY M Singer The Green Dragon 8.30pm
THE GOOD TIMES Rock Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  NECK Celtic Folk-Punk Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm
  Monmouth’s very own Jeff Harris will be metaphorically spinning the decks between acts every night of the Festival.  DJ  Main Stage Blestium St

Saturday 18th MONMOUTH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Classical Wyastone Concert Hall 7pm
LEE LLOYD Singer The Green Dragon 8.30pm
YES SIR BOSS Pop Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  HELLS BELLS Rock Tribute       Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm
Sunday 19th CARNIVAL CHILL OUT Easy Listening The Robin Hood 3pm-7pm
SUNDAY SHOWCASE New Bands Main Stage Blestium St 3pm
HARRY JONES Singer/Songwriter The Green Dragon 8.30pm
JIVEOHOLICS Jive Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  THE SECRET POLICE Pop Tribute Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm
Monday 20th SONS OF THE DELTA Blues The Three Horseshoes 8pm
THE JIGANTICS Roots The Three Horseshoes 9.30pm
PANDEMICK Rock Main Stage Blestium St 7.45pm
BETWEEN THE LINES Rock Main Stage Blestium St 8.35pm
TOADSTOOL Rock Main Stage Blestium St 9.25pm
  THE WORDS Indie Main Stage Blestium St 10.15pm
Tuesday 21st GAZ BROOKFIELD Singer/Songwriter The Three Horseshoes 8pm
KEITH THOMPSON Acoustic Blues The Three Horseshoes 9.30pm
THE BANDITS Pop Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  THE MIGHTY PLEDGE       Soul Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm
Wednesday 22nd MARTIN VOGWELL Folk

The Three Horseshoes

8pm
FOLK ON Folk/Comedy The Three Horseshoes 9.30pm
CHRIS JAMES Country Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  TWO CARD TRICK Country Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm
Thursday 23rd MAVRON STRING QUARTET Classical St Mary’s Church 7pm
SAM EDEN Singer/Songwriter The Three Horseshoes 8pm
GEORGE MONTAGUE Singer/Songwriter The Three Horseshoes 9.30pm
RED RIVER BLUES Blues Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  JON AMOR BLUES GROUP Blues      Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm
Friday 24th PAUL FORD Acoustic Rock The Green Dragon 8.30pm
WILLIAM MACKIE Classical Singer St Mary’s Church 7pm
HAME Folk/Rock The Three Horseshoes 8pm
RUSTY SHACKLE Folk/Rock The Three Horseshoes 9.30pm
THE RONALDOS Acoustic Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  MARTIN TURNER’S WISHBONE ASH Rock Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm
Saturday 25th PONTNEWYDD MALE VOICE CHOIR Choir St Mary’s Church 7pm
DOUGIE & RACH Country/Rock & Roll The Green Dragon 8.30pm
POCO LATINO Latin Main Stage Blestium St 8pm
  NEW AMEN CORNER 60’s Main Stage Blestium St 9.30pm


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  1. Why is it that the festival is hosted in a car park? Is there no way to have it in Chippenham Fields which is so close? Or if that’s not possible, how about Vauxhall fields though that isn’t central to the town but I’m sure people would still go to it. Last year, when leaving Waitrose, I saw a young band playing to an almost completely empty car park and felt so sorry for them. I’m sure it wouldn’t have seemed quite so dire on a lovely grass area.

    • Hi there – thanks for your question, it’s a good one.

      When the move to the present location was under discussion both sites were considered but there were a few reasons that we chose the car park.

      Firstly, Chippenham Fields would be more tricky logistically – because of access to electricity etc. But the main reason that it was chosen is to avoid the situation that Godiva and other festivals have found themselves in this year. One night of rain in a grassed location creates a mudbath for the rest of the week – and could lead to us having to cancel, or to having an event that wasn’t very family friendly event (muddy ground and pushchairs just don’t work!).

      Hope that explains it. And we really hope you stayed to support the young band/s – and will do so again this year!

  2. I must say I do agree that the car park venue isn’t ideal – and it is somewhat amusing that everyone heads for the grassy riverbank! Perhaps the stage could be turned around 90 degrees to face the grassy bank? Just an idea.

    I do agree that a field venue creates a wonderful romantic setting, however, this is Britain and you can guarantee that the weather will let us down. Keep up the good work guys, and thanks for the previous festivals – great memories at Agincourt Square.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement! Hope you enjoy this year’s festival.

  4. Having been a big part of the festival last year – playing and back scenes – I have to say that I am looking forward so much to 2012s event. The success that this festival brought my band and me last year meant that I couldnt help out this year – so a massive back handed compliment to the festival I guess. I plan to get there as often as possible to support what is one of Europes largest free entry festivals. Its amazing – go see for yourselves !!

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