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FRIDAY 1 JULY

Jack Mack’s Funk Pack

12:00 and 17:00

Drawing influence from both New Orleans and traditional funk artists, Jack Mac’s Funk Pack is making a strong presence felt in the South Wales and South West England music scenes. Featuring a line up of talented musicians, the music is an eclectic mixture of melodic tunes, grooving rhythms and soulful harmonies, which demonstrates the full capacity of the band’s abilities.

J4

13:00 and 18:00

To celebrate Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday we bring Cardiff’s own Fab four, J4, to the food festival with a set full of Beatles number played in a modern jazz style. Excellent musicianship and free range playing brings these great songs to life in a way you’ve never heard before.

Darren Eedens’ Slim Pickins

14:00 and 19:00

Darren Eedens is a Honky Tonkin’ Americana inspired Banjo and Guitar player. Hailing from Ontario Canada he now calls Cardiff Wales home. Together with his band of Slim Pickin’s, he uses his unique and powerful voice to captivate anyone within earshot. With an unmatched live energy, they share his views on life and more often death, shedding a beautiful light on the tragic tale.

Kasai Masai

15:00 and 20:00

Based in London, and led by Voodoo King, Nickens Nkoso, Kasai Masai mix the traditional sound of the equatorial African village with a distinctive urban edge. The band’s fast-paced style of soukous and rumba meld with Congolese folkloric traditions to create an infectious form of dance music.

Duppy Busters

16:00 and 21:00

The Duppy Busters are a collective of Cardiff based musicians coming together to play some sweet reggae music for your soul! Expect classic reggae, 90’s era reggae, modern reggae and reggafied versions of popular songs. Featuring members of Captain Accident & The Disasters, Super Chango, Junior Bill and Successor of the Mandingue.

SATURDAY 2 JULY

Fiesta Resistance

12:00 and 17:00

The Uk’s top exponents of Cuban style salsa return to the food festival for another spicy offering with their heady cocktail of original songs, salsa classics and latin infused covers of pop hits.

Dave Cottle Band with Gary Phillips

13:00 and 18:00

This veteran Swansea based jazz group are blessed with some of the best players and tightest arrangements around having all played as accompanists to many of the world’s top jazz musicians. Dave is joined Amigos guitar maestro Gary Phillips making a welcome return to the food festival.

Succesors of the Mandingue

14:00 and 19:00

The Successors of the Mandingue bring you an authentic West African music and dance experience that spreads an irresistible joy. Traditional rhythms played by djembe and doundoun drumming masters are the heartbeats for melodies played on the sacred and magical instruments of kora and balafon, brought to life by explosive dance moves straight from Guinea, Conakry.

The Bayside Boogiemen

15:00 and 20:00

There’s no reason to fear these Boogiemen who are a kick-ass, fun-time, 8 piece covers band covering 60s soul ,R and B and soul, with great energy, verve and attitude. The perfect party band who are sure to be at home this close to the bay.

Baraka

16:00 and 21:00

A genuine world music band with members from Trinidad, Ghana, Senegal and Germany in a fun mix of reggae, Soca, Township and hi-life using instruments as diverse as harmonica, kora, balafon and Flute. Always great fun.

SUNDAY 3 JULY

The Sun Kings

12:00, 15:00 and 18:00

Formed during lockdown this exciting new Cardiff band creates a sunny, danceable sound by fusing witty, punchy pop songs with Colombian Cumbia Music and other latin styles. Boasting great musicianship from a who’s who of Cardiff Players, their joyous rhythms and entertaining stage show is certain to warm things up in Cardiff Bay this weekend.

Nadia Darbi

13:00 and 16:00

From Cardiff Nadia has performed with a host of stars including Beverley Knight and Damage. Teaming up with Brazilian polymath composer and Musician Jefferson Lobo and band. Sure provide a soulful set to liven up Sunday afternoon.

Reverend James and The Swington Cowboys

14:00 and 17:00

See “Howdy Pardners!” to the Reverend James and the Swingtown Cowboys who have been playing their brand of Western Swing for four years around the dance halls and pubs of South Wales and Bristol, their country–tinged blend of Swing, Hokum and Jazz classics is guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance.

As much fun as you can have with a cowboy hat on!

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