Cadstock Rocks Again | Barry | News

Cadstock, our town’s much loved free music festival is ready to rock again.

After two years Covid forced absence, the fabulous weekender its game on at Victoria Park, Barry on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 2022.

Cadstock is one of the focal points of the Barry calendar, almost trebling in size since it began in 2009, with 2019’s decade celebration one of the biggest and bestest events the town has ever seen.

Now after a long two-year music drought, the event is back with a bang bringing us Barrians a weekender with something for everyone from ska to soft rock, mod to metal – and some sweet soul music too.

Musicians already signed up, for the ten bands over two days extravaganza, include Stonehouse, Second Chance, Black Jam Circus, Vacant Pistols, Simmerdown, Black Angus & Falling from Grace.

Many of these played at the cracking Keep Cadstock Alive Fundraiser at Barry Island Social Club on February 1st 2019, and the fabulous funds raised then will help stage this year’s show.

Hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Parks Department plus the Friends of Victoria Park, and very much driven by local man Jonathan Greatrex, the success of thr the Festival, means rising costs but the organisers are determined keep the event free for music lovers.

Based on the Woodstock vibe, the weekender is free, flexible, for all, and family-friendly too. All ages are welcome, and there are absolutely no restrictions on bringing in your own food and drink.

Please help us keep the ethos of the event going by supporting where and when you can. Drop your counter for Cadstock in the Tesco and Asda community boxes.

And watch this space for our soon to be released music merchandise including the collectors Cadstock T-shirt. All cash raised will be used to keep Cadstock alive.

Cadstock Chair Jonathan Greatrex said: “It’s been 2 years and it seems like a lifetime, but thanks to the hard work of a great team behind the scenes we’re made up to be able to finally say…we’re back.

Barry’s favourite free music festival Cadstock is back for 2022. Stick July 16th and 17th in your diary and make it up to Victoria Park for the party in the park. We’ve missed you all and can’t wait to make this one the best ever.

Let’s get this party going.”

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Sue Vincent-Jones, blogging as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist. She writes 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, Sue promotes the Campaign to keep the much-loved local music festival free, family-friendly, and for all. She also acts as both Media Lead, and Communications Advisor, for the Fundraising Group.

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