Cadstock Set |Vale|Campaign News


Black Jam Circus, one of Barry’s most innovative and unique bands will headline the Keep Cadstock Alive Fundraiser early next year.

Fresh from their sell out Halloween Gig at Barry Island Social, they will take top billing on the Savoy stage on February 1st 2020.

The Benefit Gig is being organised to raise cash to keep Cadstock, the annual Victoria Park music weekender, free for all.

Massively popular Black Jam Circus, are an original band made up of a group of mysterious brothers.

Their successful debut album was produced by local man Paul O’ Kelly at St Paul Studio – and featured fifteen original tracks of their eclectic brand of high energy entertainment,

Hot on the heels of their huge hit first disc. they are currently back in the studio finishing their second album and filming promo videos for their new music.

Not much is known about the band but rumour has it that they are made up of seven brothers who have been working with a travelling circus until now.

The enigmatic gang will end the night after performances from rock chick favourites Stonehouse, the Modtastic Second Chance’ Him and Me, Falling From Grace, and Ben Nicolas.

Bro Radio’s Dean Caldwell will host with his colleague Nathan Spackman as DJ. Raffle prizes are flooding in, Scott Walter, owner of SW Flooring will be master of the Auction, and the trusty Dean Snooks will be on hand to cover security.

Tickets, priced just £6, are available at The Butterfly Collector, The Savoy, The Barry Music Shop, through the Cadstock facebook page or by calling KWEBB events on 07746514901.

All proceeds will go to the #KeepCadstockAlive Campaign, to ensure the event hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Parks Department plus the Friends of Victoria Park, and very much driven by local man Jonathan Greatrex, remains free.

Jonathan said: “So many thanks to Black Jam Circus, and all the other bands for signing up for the Fundraiser.

The absolute ethos of Cadstock, which takes place on July 18th and 19th next year, is that it is a free, family-friendly, and, for everyone.

So if all us hundreds of music lovers who attend each year, or even those who just pop in now and again, could please come along and support this great night that would be brilliant.”

Dedicated gig goers who fancy a quick drink before heading to the venue, can nip in to the The Butterfly Collector just down the road.

Owner Gareth Slattery is now selling special Cadstock Cask Ale – a delicious a grapefruit infused potion that sees 10p from every pint go to the Keep Cadstock Alive Campaign.

Also, following the success of last year’s Anniversary T- Shirts, Cadstockers can also show their support for our favourite free music festival by getting one of the Cadstock beauties on your bod! 

Priced at £10, they are special order so please call 01446 736056 or order on line here.

Every Tee and Vest sold will help keep Cadstock going strong, so please dig deep.

And you can always show off your purchase at a planned at ‘Carry on Cadstock, the planned 2020 After Party’ too – watch this space.

Please also contact the Cadstock fb page if you can help in any other way

Jonathan added: “Events like this are the backbone of our Barry’s community life so let’s keep our free, family-friendly, fun Cadstock alive for everyone.

.Thank you for your support – the Gig is going to be a Goodie!”

Speak soon.




Sue Vincent-Jones, writing as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist. She blogs about Barry – and her life in the wider world, through the eyes of a, quirky and queer, local girl done good.

As a founding member of #KeepCadstockAlive she promotes the Campaign to keep the much-loved local music festival free, family-friendly, and for all. And also acts as both Media Lead, and Communications Advisor, for the Fundraising Group.

Mrs SVJ, Barry’s Boldest Blogger, can be contacted here.