FESTIVAL PROGRAMME


Day One – Friday 29.07.22

Please note – all timings may be subject to small changes on the day.
Please listen out for annoucements.


15:30 – Edge Festival Campsite Opens

Camping Tickets must be shown to access the camping field


17:00 – Festival Opens

The Edge’s Green Scar Bar and food stalls will be ready to get you fed and in the mood.

And much much more!!!


17:45 – Official Opening
MAIN STAGE
Welcome Address from Eluned Morgan MS, Festival Patron
Minister for Health and Social Services

18:00 – Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir
MAIN STAGE

One of the oldest choirs in Wales and based in beautiful Pembrokeshire’s county town, the Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir has been performing for over 125 years giving concerts in the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Germany, and playing prestigious venues such as the Principality Stadium and the Albert Hall.


19:00 – Honey Fungus – the full band
MAIN STAGE

Pembrokeshire’s Honey Fungus play the Edge with their full band and will get you all dancing before the headline act!

21:00 – Nature Walks
LOWER SOLVA CAR PARK
Bat Walk

Walks will start from Lower Solva Car Park.
maximum of 20 people can join so advance booking is essential.

To book please phone 07875 156902.

Ian Meopham, our National Park Ranger, will be running this activity.


21:00 – U2UK
MAIN STAGE – HEADLINE

U2UK are Europe’s premiser UK tribute band, playing U2’s aftershow party at the Heineken Stadium for two consecutive nights on the Dutch leg of the Vertigo Tour in 2005.

They have won the hears of U2 fans all over the world!


23:00 – Silent Disco, Bars and Stalls

The Edge’s Green Scar Bar, food, clothes, jewelry and other craft stalls will be open for browsing.

And much much more!!!


Midnight – Festival Closes for the Day

Day Two – Saturday 30.07.22


09:00 – TYF Adventures

Try out SUPs and Kayaks from the Sand Quay in Solva Harbour

1 hour taster sessions from 09:00 – 11:00 @ £25, and hourly rental @ £15 for the rest of the day.

More info and how to book here


10:00 – Festival Opens

Purchase day passes for the Bouncy Castle, try your luck at Escape from the Edge

Our delicious food stalls will be open. And you can browse our clothers, jewelry and other craft stalls and grab some awesome festival clothing or get your face painted!

Our ‘world famous’ Green Scar Bar will be open from midday.

And much much more!!!


10:30 – Ian McDonald, Architect & Artist
Clubhouse
Ian is the Solva Edge Festival’s Director of Literature and Art.

“Performing the City”

Cattle on the streets of London
Spaceship on the streets of Tokyo…

This talk will look at the ways in which our buildings and our cities and their inhabitants – us – perform every day. More info


11:15 – Peter Stevenson, Author, Illustrator and Storyteller
Clubhouse

Peter will be reading from “Boggarts, Trolls & Tylwyth Teg: Folk Tales of Hidden People and Lost Lands

The Grimms called them The Quiet Folk, in Māori they are Patupaiarehe, in Wales Y Tylwyth Teg, hidden people who live unseen, speak their own languages and move around like migrants, shrouded from our eyes.

Galwodd y Brodyr Grimm nhw Y Bobl Dawel, ym Māori maent yn Patupaiarehe, yng Nghymru Y Tylwyth Teg, pobl gudd sy’n byw’n anweledig, yn siarad eu hieithoedd eu hunain ac yn symud o gwmpas fel ymfudwyr, ymhell o’n llygaid. More Info


12:00 – Mirror Show
MAIN STAGE

Super poplular Pembrokeshire based Classic Rock outfit with a retro feel.


13:00 – Kate Potts, Bloodaxe-published Poet
Literature & Acoustic Tent

“Poetry”

Kate will read selected poems from Feral plus new work from her current Arts Council funded book project Pretenders, which brings together a variety of voices to explore imposter feelings and imposter syndrome. More info


13:30 – Platform 1
MAIN STAGE

A three piece band originally from West Wales but now splitting their time between home and Bristol. Inspired by artists such as The Cranberries, Taylor Swift and Steve Earle,


14:00 – Nature Walks
LOWER SOLVA CAR PARK

The River Walk will be at 14:00 on Saturday 30 July.
Start from Lower Solva Car Park. Shorts & jelly shoes are advised.

maximum of 20 people can join so advance booking is essential. To book please phone 07875 156902.

Ian Meopham, our National Park Ranger, will be running this activity.
More info


14:30 – Abigail Parry, Bloodaxe-published Poet
Literature & Acoustic Tent

Poetry

Abigail Parry’s first collection, Jinx, is published by Bloodaxe, and deals in trickers, gameplay, masks and constume. The poems in Jinx have won a number of awards – including the Ballymaloe Prize, the Troubadour Prize and an Eric Gregory Award – and the book itself was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney and Felix Dennis Prizes. It has been described as ‘vaudevillian sleaze’ (Stephanie Sy-Quia) and ‘a risky, dangerous collection’ (Bidisha). Read more


15:00 – Vella
MAIN STAGE

Welsh alternative rockers Vella channel the hay-day of alternative rock in the late 90s and early 00s!


16:00 – Kacy
Acoustic & Literature Tent

Kacy is an accoustic duo based in Pembrokeshire featuring Kiah Lindsay on vocals and Connor Adams on vocals and accoustic guitar.

Kacy has a wide reperatoire ranging from Corinne Bailey Rae to Bill Withers, and from Oasis to Tina Turner!


17:30 – Sleeping Dogs
MAIN STAGE

Just as every audience is different, so is every performance by the Sleeping Dogs. Old school soul, blues, acoustic anthems, reggae, rock and funk.


18:30 – Rosey Cale
Acoustic & Literature Tent

Rosey Cale is a Country Pop artist from Pembrokeshire, South Wales. She has been capturing audiences across the UK with her musicality and lyrical honesty since 2014 and has played festivals such as Focus Wales, The Big Cwtch, The Big Retreat Wales, and Greenman Festival. Her vocal quality has been compared to the likes of Sara Bareilles, Shania Twain and Eva Cassidy.


19:00 – Sorted Ska Band
MAIN STAGE

Pembrokeshire’s own ska/two tone tribute band, playing the many hits of Madness, The Specials, The Beat and Bad Manners. They guarantee to get you SORTED!


21:00 – Wild Boys 80s Band
MAIN STAGE

Headline act Wild Boys return to the Edge Festival to play the great songs of the 80’s. Bowie, Duran Duran, Frankie goes to Hollywood and much more.

23:00 – Silent Disco, Bars and Stalls

The Edge’s Green Scar Bar, food, clothes, jewelry and other craft stalls will be open for browsing.


Midnight – Festival Closes for the Day

Day Three – Sunday 31.07.22


09:00 – TYF Adventures

Try out SUPs and/or Kayaks from the Sand Quay in Solva Harbour

1 hour taster sessions from 09:00 – 11:00 @ £25, and hourly rental @ £15 for the rest of the day.

More info and how to book here


10:00- Festival Opens

Purchase day passes for the Bouncy Castle, try your luck at Escape from the Edge

Our delicious food stalls will be open. And you can browse our clothers, jewelry and other craft stalls and grab some awesome festival clothing or get your face painted!

Our ‘world famous’ Green Scar Bar will be open from midday.

And much much more!!!


10:30 – Deb Winter, Storyteller
Literature & Acoustic Tent
“The Stars were Singing”

A powerful telling of an Inuit tale of betrayal, transformation and a shamanic journey in the High Arctic. An ancient tale but very much for our times.

2nd half:
After a short breather, we’ll set off into the forest with some familiar story ingredients getting a remix in the cauldron of creativity.

If following Deb down a path through the woods, be sure to leave a trail, because you might not be able to work out where you’re going! But the journey will be….interesting. Read More


12:30 – Jeff Phillips plays Neil Diamond
MAIN STAGE

In the Edge’s “legends” slot, Wales’ leading Neil Diamond Tribute Act, singing all Niel’s hits, entertaining young and old alike!


13:30 – Euron Griffith, Seren-published Author
Literature & Acoustic Tent
“Prose: novel/short stories”

Euron will read a passage from ‘Miriam, Daniel and Me’ and talk about the book in general. He will also read a short passage from forthcoming novel ‘The Confession of Hilary Durwood’.

Copies of ‘Miriam, Daniel and Me’ will be available to purchase at #Edge6. Read more


14:00 – Bootleg Beegees
MAIN STAGE

The UK’s best Bee Gees Tribute band The Bootleg Bee Gees has played throughout Europe since 1998, performing in theatres, festivals, clubs and hotels, always bringing the house down with their faithful recreations of all those famous Bee Gees tunes!!!


15:00 – Daniel Butler
Literature & Acoustic Tent

Daniel Butler has been a freelance writer and journalist since 1989, specialising in rural and environmental issues. He has published 6 books about nature and the countryside, including ‘The Red Tail, Sharing the Seasons with a Hawk’ (Cape, 1994). His particular passions are birds of prey, edible fungi and forestry.

His new book ‘The Owl House’ is available now. Read More

“Prose: nature writing”

15:30 – Onco Fonco
MAIN STAGE

A new band formed by two Pembrokeshire bands coming together, Honey Fungus and The Daisy Chain, following sessions from a garden shed in the county where they have written an album of original songs.


16:30 – RUDI
Acoustic & Literature Tent

RUDI is the solo project of 19-year-old singer-songwriter Rudi Lloyd-Benson who comes from the smallest city in the UK: St Davids, Wales.

RUDI delivers catchy indie rock music, which echoes sounds straight from the early 2000s. His style is influenced by the very bands that birthed noughties indie rock – The Strokes and The Libertines, but also takes inspiration from classic rock artists such as Joy Division.


17:00 Jodie Marie
MAIN STAGE

Jodie Marie has returned to her Pembrokeshire roots. Here, with her partner Owain, she has written and recorded the album she always wanted to make.

Together they create a music that resonates with the traditional virtues that recall Bonnie Raitt, Etta James or Loretta Lynn. Others listening hear Amy Winehouse or The Black Keys.


18:00 – Rona Mac
Acoustic & Literature Tent

Rona Mac (she/her,)records and produces in her caravan at home in rural West Wales, and her music is imbued with her surroundings of rugged cliffs and wide open spaces. Raw lo-fi, indie pop heavily influenced by Americana-Folk and Country.


18:30 – Slipped Disco
MAIN STAGE

A 9-piece beast of a band that will have you dancing to all the disco classics, from Abba to Chic.

Expect flares, glitter, bongos, saxophones, and a great time!


20:30 – Blondied
MAIN STAGE

Blondied faithfully recreate the sound of Debbie Harry and Blondie and the excitement, energy and power of the band onstage for new and old fans alike.

Including all Blondie`s hits and more, from their raucous early records right up to the slick pop/rock that has become Blondie`s trademark in the 21st. century…and some of Debbie Harry`s solo hits, such as ‘I want that man’.


22:00 – Silent Disco, Bars and Stalls

The Edge’s Green Scar Bar, food, clothes, jewelry and other craft stalls will be open for browsing.


23:00 – End of the Solva Edge Festival 2022 – See you next year!!!!

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