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 this year a first - under cover for the audience and the bands!

Bad Reputation

A new young local rock band from Chepstow and Shirenewton - winners at Chepstow comprehensive competition and a big hit last year.

Mansel Davies

Again back from last year he's a solo acoustic country artist from Usk

Little Folk

Four piece original Americana band back after a stonking set at ShireSpringFest

The Valves

Four piece rock and pop band with added brass from Usk

Turner Street Crash

Established classic/modern rock covers from this band from Newport and Caerphilly

Big Sky

A welcome return for this folk rock band after a great gig at ShireWinterFest and Shirefest 2015


This three piece play mostly their own rock material

Taffy Was A Thief

Old friends of Shirefest we welcome back again this time as the headline act. Rootsy bluesy sound if you haven't heard them before


Acoustic stage

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

New Voyage

New acoustic duo playing classic covers and originals

Steve Mercy

 Acoustic Goth rock


Mike, Pete and Huw play a fine acoustic set with  more than a touch of the blues

Lila J

Two intricately woven acoustic guitars and one great sultry voice back after ShireSpringFest

Platform 1

Will, Josh and Martha from south west Wales write their own material


Acoustic rock duo from Usk back by popular demand playing classic rock covers

The Bug Club

Another welcome return again back from their ShireSpringFest success.

Bob Evans

Acoustic folk with humour from Brecon

Far Out Mate

We end the evening with Shirenewton's own much loved band