New music festival will showcase original music from Porthcawl

Thursday, 25 April 2019

– Entertainment

by Philip IrwinGEM Reporter

Porthcawl is gearing up for a one-day music festival on Saturday, June 29, and organiser Phil Jones is convinced that it can grow into a much bigger event in future years.

Every festival needs its own USP (unique selling point) and the Oceans Music Festival’s will be that all the artists will be performing original music.

No covers allowed, will be the festival rule.

The festival will be at the Hi-Tide Inn, Mackworth Road, and a total of 19 acts will take to the stage, starting at 1pm and finishing around 11pm, when Phil’s own band, S.E.X. will close the show.

Phil told The GEM: “The interest from the songwriters and bands has been phenomenal. I believe that this will be as big as the Elvis festival in three years.”

Phil bases this on his belief that “Porthcawl is the rock and roll capital of south Wales”.

He continued: “On a Friday and Saturday you have a choice of nearly 10 bands playing for free around the town – not to mention acts playing to paying audiences in the Hi-Tide and the Grand Pavilion.

“There are three totally different jam nights mid-week, with the Picton taking on the flavour of a middle-aged musicians private club on a Tuesday, and the ‘old hippies’ in the Prince of Wales on a Wednesday, where the Time Travellers involve as many musicians as possible.

“Finally, there is a more laid back acoustic jam in the Rock every Thursday.”

Tickets, priced £10, are available from the Hi-Tide Inn.

Acts due to perform at the Oceans Festival are: Rebecca Hurn; The Big Fat Blues Band; Little Folk; The Wolf Pack; The Evil Turkeys; Tegan Owen; Lepton Shoddy; Lost in Chemistry; Village of One; El Dorado Fins, Pay The Man; Gallis; Chartered Hurricane, the Time Travellers; Old Dog Tom; Matthew Derreck, Rainbow Maniac; Armonight; S.E.X.

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