We have some cracking bands wanting to play for you - and remember they do this all for nothing. So come along and support these musicians who give their time so freely.

This year as ever we have a wide range of music styles so we hope there's something for everyone here.


Shirefest 2011


Ghost of a Dog performing in 2012


Main stage

Outside with a decent sound system and a proper stage.


Classic rock covers from these gentlement from Shirenewton and nearby.

The Bug Club

Original acoustic rock songs - hugely popular at last year's Shirefest and back again.

Jimmy Mac's Blues Band

Classic blues with a wide repertoire


As the name might suggest, rock tribute band doing the songs of Motorhead and Thin Lizzy

Hanging Doll

Midlands based band doing original rock and fronted by popular Chepstow singer Sally Holliday

Fired Up

Newport based band doing classic rock covers and great sing-along rock songs


Restaurant stage

This year we are finishing off the evening in the Hunstman's restaurant with our local rockabilly band

The Moonshine Runnerz

These guys are guaranteed to have you dancing to classic rock'n'roll

Acoustic stage

This stage is inside in the bar area, and is a more intimate venue.

Lewis Leighton

This solo act starts off the day's music


A semi-acoustic all girl band we have welcomed at Shirefest before

Don't Tell Johnny

Chepstow based folk influenced acoustic band who were very popular at an earlier Shirefest

Something Sultry

Back once more with their classic lounge room jazz

Scuffed Up Boots

Back again after wowing the audience in 2015 with their comical skiffle approach

Canada Drive

Jazz, Blues, Country, and pop influenced band playing an electic mix of originals and covers

Picasso Brothers

Acoustic covers duo from Cardiff doing everything from Ed Sheeran to Van Morrison

Bob Evans

Acoustic folk with humour from Brecon based singer and a long time favourite at Shirefest