Rudry Festival is a brand new festival which will take place as a one day event on Saturday 16th July 2016 from 12 noon until 11pm. The music will focus on acoustic roots, folk and americana and our headliners are a Country Rock/Americana band from Colorado (USA) called The Coral Creek. Other acts include Lewis and Leigh, The Maddie Jones Band, Sion Russell Jones, Luke Jackson, Climbing Trees and many more. As the festival is in its first year it will be small with limited camping but the vision is to grow the festival year by year into a medium sized festival with 2 stages. This year music will be focused in the village hall but there will also be a small acoustic tent on the field featuring mainly single artists such as Sion Russell Jones, Darren Eedens and Bryde.

Wholesome food and real ales will be provided by local suppliers and there will also be an art tent where we intend to create individual and communal mandalas using natural resources for both adults and children.

As this is our first year we will have to charge for children as the budget does not allow for a reduced children fee, sorry. we do of course welcome children of all ages to the Festival. Camping is limited this year to about 30 tents. We hope you have a wonderful time at Rudry Festival and enjoy being part of the birth of a new small artistic and cultural experience

Full Information

Location and Camping

Camping Tent - Rudry Festival


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Camping is available, but spaces are limited!


Camping for adults is £5 (early bird) and £8 (full price) per person. Campers should turn up at 10am on the Saturday morning (music starts at 12 noon). You will have to carry your camping gear about 200 yards to pitch the tent and no cars will be allowed on the field. Children under 14 can camp for free but have to buy a full festival day ticket at the reduced price of £20.

Art Tent

There will be an interactive art tent where you will be able to do Andy Goldsworthy type environmental art designs

Art Tent at the Rudry Festival - Andy Goldsworthy

The Line Up

See the bands, entertainers and artists performing at this year's Rudry Festival

Coral Creek

CORAL CREEK is an Americana / Newgrass band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson, Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band), and Luke Bulla (of Lyle Lovett Band, Jerry Douglas Band, LeeAnn Womack) – performing a vast repertoire of original songs and Americana classics by The Band, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Peter Rowan, Bob Dylan and more. CORAL CREEK is a Colorado front-range band playing high energy shows that appeal to audiences across the bluegrass, coutry-rock, blues and jamband spectrum, performing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics.


Lewis & Leigh

Lewis & Leigh flew the flag for the UK at Americana Fest in Nashville, and they were nominated for Best UK Artist and Best UK Song ("Rubble") at the UK's inaugural Americana Awards. After releasing three EPs in eighteen months, they are ran a Pledge Music campaign to support their debut album, out this year. It’s exciting times and it seems like they’re just getting started.

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Climbing Trees (Trio)

'The soaring melodies and sweeping harmonies of Climbing Trees ... leave an afterglow of purified bliss'
'A band that can be heralded as both culturally significant and historically rooted ... makes Climbing Trees such an exciting band for our time'
Plugged In Magazine

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Maddie Jones

'A sonic palette of pristine rock’n’roll' -AfterDark 'Should probably carry an earworm warning' -New Sound Wales 'Is but a grain of Jones' fierce musicality and fortitude as an artist' -Buzz ‘Exceptionally talented’ -Amy Wadge

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Sion Russell Jones

‘A confident singer songwriter who crafts really sweet tunes.’ Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 ‘Master craftsmen with the light effortless touch of Siôn Russell Jones… are few and far between. Quality.’ Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music ‘So Good’ Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

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Luke Jackson

Luke is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014”

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The Brwmys

Foot-stomping, jig-tastic future folk from Cardiff, playing an eclectic mix of Bluegrass to Bhangra, Irish to Arabic…and everything in between…After forming in 2012, The Brwmys have been spreading their music around like jam on toast. Influences are predominantly folk, rock and blues, but these are combined with flavours of Asia, South America, and the middle-east to give the band an unusual and unique sound. Songs can be simple or complex, gentle or manic with no barriers to constrain experimentation. Be prepared to swig your cider, dance your socks off, and find out what the Brwmys actually means…

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Bryde (Sarah Howells) is a girl & an electric guitar singing fierce & fragile songs. Influenced by the likes of Scout Nibblet, PJ Harvey, Ben Howard and Sharon Van Etten.

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Other Artists

The Monte Dons
Little Folk
The Minerals
Darren Eedens