Everything you need to know!
1. Festival Parade
Leaving from Maindee School around 12.15 pm, heading over the walk bridge to the Riverfront and back to Maindee School to kick off proceedings at 1pm
2. Tent of extraordinary things
3. Spoken word tent
4. Music tent - Hosted by Newport City Radio
1.15 pm - Our Festival headliners - Ampersand!
A collective band incorporating musicians from Newport and South Wales is a platform for all genres of musicians to come together and blend their unique musical
tastes. Lindsey Freckleton created the band to help showcase Newport’s artists and bring back the joy of music. Ampersand members believe music is to feel, not just to hear. This is an eclectic band that loves playing music to everyone’s taste. It plays mainly reggae, rock, soul, and fun. Lindsey was brought up on gospel music. He spent much of his life playing in London bands playing gigs all over the UK.
Ampersand plays at Panteg House in Pontypool every Monday at 8 pm.
Catch them on Instagram
2.15 pm - The wonderful Maindee School pupils
2.40 pm - It's the one and only Zoila, back again after an electrifying performance in 2022
The “Queen of Mambo”. Zoila is a musician, actor, dancer, and motivational speaker. Her music is everything from Pop and Latin to RnB. It’s joyful, soulful, and uplifting. It makes you want to dance and it makes you feel good!
Find Zoila on Facebook.
3.15 pm - TBC
3.50 pm - The talented Ruby Kelly, back from last year's Maindee Music Festival and the Triangle in 2022
Ruby is a singer/songwriter from Newport, although she is currently at university in Sunderland where she is wowing audiences with her unique style of storytelling through songs. Ruby is back home in Newport for the summer and once again we are delighted to have her at Maindee Festival. She is proud to tell us that her music is inspired by the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and The Kinks.
Catch her on instagram
4.30 pm - Gypsy stars choir
Gypsy Stars Choir is a music project celebrating Roma culture in Newport. It brings together Roma children and families from across Newport to sing and dance and is a collaboration between Operasonic, Maindee Primary School, Lliswerry High School and G-Expressions.
They're online. Please visit their website
5.00 pm - It's Delicious Dee
Based in Cwmbran, Delicious Dee is a rapper, singer, producer, songwriter, and busker. He is well connected to his cultural roots and proudly presents himself in the Hip-Hop genre, where there is a significant lack of young Asian artists in the Western music scene. He works to inspire others and bring about a wave
of acceptance, diversity, and positivity through a shared love of music. As a cover artist, he is often seen creating tasteful and unique versions of popular music throughout the decades. A variety of genres are represented in his style, including pop, soul, rock, R&B and rap. He is often seen performing the likes of
Ed Sheeran and George Ezra, to Bill Withers, Amy Winehouse and The Killers to mention a few.
Find out more on www.deliciousdeemusic.com
5. NEW dance music and youth tent - Hosted by Newport City Radio
We say new, but the youth tent has previously been an important part of the Maindee Festival, We are so pleased to welcome back this tent which adding further diversity, which is what we are all about!
Hosted by Newport City Radio, expect a mix of DJs, rappers, mc, and youth performances. Acts include Mixaholics Urban Circle and Roots