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 amazing things
Meet the fantastic Maindee Makers crew, and some of their inventions.
Try out one of their 3D printers.
Take a video of yourself and friends in the 360 degree photo both (£5 per video )
Have a go at juggling, plate spinning, and stilt walking with our circus skills crew, and watch our mini worm and ant worlds.
We also have a mini train on display courtesy of Glebelands Miniature Railway.
3. Spoken word tent
1.15 pm - Dick Berry - Storytelling
2 pm - Newport Writers led by Tony Lawrence
3 pm - Dick Berry - Storytelling
3.45 pm - Alan Roderick & Friends
4.30 pm - Open mic session - Sign up on the day!
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 - 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 Find Zoila on Facebook.
2.40 pm - It's the winner of Pride's Got Talent from Pride in the Port - It's the Frankie Wesson Duo !
Singer-songwriter Frankie Wesson started writing songs and performing in her hometown of Abergavenny at the age of 16. Her cinematic songs draw inspiration from her personal experiences of bitter-sweet nostalgia, unrequited love, teenage angst and the complicated reality of growing up LGBT. Frankie will be joined onstage by Ruby
3.15 pm - The superb - Right Keys Only
In her own words "Wanna know what your getting when you come to a Rightkeysonly performance?
When I started producing original tracks I didn’t want to feel sad anymore. I didn’t want anymore time to pass where MORE disabled artists were forgotten about and pushed away from mainstream music. I wanted to feel alive and energised, and to dance to a beat so heavy in my chest I might die.
So that’s what I’m doing, and if you’re not experiencing it you’re missing out.
Keys has woken up.
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 Maindee Primary School, DJ Coyde, Mixaholics and Roots
1.15 pm - Maindee Primary School
1.30 pm - DJ Coyde - At age 14 he's already locally famous as a party dj and the headliner at the Neon Under 18 events
2 pm - We have an amazing workshop for you! Incorporating DJing and Breakdance, Hip Hop Culture Class is a collaboration between two of Wales most celebrated HIP HOP artists.
The workshop: Breakdance: learn toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes.
DJing: chase the beat timing challenge and basic scratching.
Your tutors: DJ Bad Meaning Good, a pioneer in UK turntablism (Scratch DJing) and Tommy Boost, an international professional breakdancer/commercial artist. (DBS checked/registered). Age: 6-13yrs.
3 pm - Fresh from their Thursday evening show on Newport City Radio, its the Mixaholics!
Expect high energy, mixing and mcing faster than the speed of light and almost breaking the possibilities of the sound barrier