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Congratulations to our sponsor Gareth Slattery, owner of Barry’s Butterfly Collector, who has scooped the national SME Pub of the Year Award.

Devoted The Jam fan Gareth, who named his place after one of the band’s best tunes, is a staunch supporter of Cadstock, and the wider local community.

He is financially behind the planned February Fundraiser as well as the main weekender event in July next year.

And 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.

Cadstock, the best free outdoor music festival in Barry, is calling on our community to keep it alive.

The weekender, which took place on August 17th and 18th last year, is one of the focal points of the Barry calendar. Founded in 2009, it has almost trebled in size so that 2019’s decade celebration was one of the biggest and bestest ever seen.

Hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Parks Department plus the Friends of Victoria Park, and very much driven by local man Jonathan Greatrex, the Festival now needs some funds.

Success has meant that some costs have risen but the organisers are determined not to pass this on to music lovers and keep the event for the community.

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.

To help make this happen, a Fundraiser has been organised at The Savoy on Saturday February 1st 2020 with our bestest Barry musicians are already lining up to take part.

Massively popular favourites Black Jam Circus are to headline the Gig. The rock chick favourites Stonehouse, and the Modtastic Second Chance are on the bill. And there will also be stints from 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.

Thanks to all who make Cadstock the cracking success it is.

Jonathan said: “Let’s keep our free, family-friendly, fun Cadstock alive 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 drop a couple of coins in the pot they would be very gratefully received. “

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

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

Speak soon.


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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.

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