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Late Nights at Hay Festival

Late Nights at Hay Festival

Live music in Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons

Music @Hayfestival

Not just for the day time trips the Hay Festival also sees later evening sessions from some world renowned musicians

2024 sees late night performances from such bands such as

The Fontanas

Saturday 25 May 2024, 9pm–10.15pm – Wye Stage

Don’t miss the Fontanas’ debut performance at the Festival – you can expect a well-oiled band, ready to hit the heights and have you up and dancing! Soaked in funky Latin and Brazilian influences, the band has found the sweet spot between tight funk grooves and swinging Latin rhythms.

Jasmine Jethwa

Sunday 26 May 2024, 9pm – Meadow Stage

Jasmine Jethwa’s new EP, Same Streets But I Don’t See You Around, deals with the fallout of romantic heartbreak. Sometimes gentle, sometimes acerbic, it’s laced with a sense of spirituality and candour. Jethwa is inspired by a fusion of Western and Indian culture, influenced by the personal stories of her south London upbringing, and has a natural command for melody and harmonies.

Perhaps Contraption

Sunday 26 May 2024, 9.45pm–11pm – Wye Stage

Get down for an unforgettable sonic spectacle with the multi-award-winning progressive brass band from London. Part choir, part chamber orchestra, part avant-rock band, Perhaps Contraption creates a unique musical experience, melding elements of jazz, art pop and post-minimalism, infused with choreography and theatricality.

Nitin Sawhney

Thursday 30 May 2024, 8.30pm–10pm – Global Stage

Nitin Sawhney brings to Hay Festival his most recent album, Identity, packed full of collaborations with his favourite artists. Sawhney says: “I’m working and collaborating with artists who are proud of who they are and whose work is defined by that pride. This album is a sonic collage of music, strong voices and self-validation. The album is a love letter to who we all are.” Expect an eclectic set influenced by Indian and Spanish styles, along with blues, soul, funk, electronica and pop.

Where to stay

Take a look at some of our recommendations in and around Hay.

Baskerville Hall offers a range of accommodation a short distance from Hay on Wye. 28 en-suite rooms, camping and bunkhouse style accommodation.

By The Wye ; Glamping in a tree house, a sauna, hot tubs, small peoples playing areas and getting close to nature are all part of this experience. A breathe of fresh air is often all it takes.

Lower Porthamel Camping ; settle in your tent, in an orchard, beautifully understated.

River Wye Activity Centre ; with camping & bunkhouse accommodations they cover many bases for group and family options. With regular food pop ups during weekends and holiday periods you will find a piece of peace.

Tegfan Garden Suite ; Beautiful self catering unit, attached to the home of award winning marmalade, jam & chutney maker Black Mountains Preserves

Wigwam Holidays (Builth Wells) ; Glamping pods in a beautiful dark sky area.

Other accommodations throughout the area Where to Stay

All pictures © Hay Festival ; Feature Pic Sam Hardwick & Hay Festival


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