Brought to you by Green Man Festival, Busk On The Usk is a unique event on the banks of the River Usk at the Riverfront Theatre and The University Of Wales Newport. They are inviting you to come along with your friends to a completely free and one of a kind event, it combines a program of events that include gigs, discussions and lectures organised by The Green Man Festival, Swn and Laugharne festival. Throughout the day, there will be live performances for bands and speakers in the Street Theatre along the Riverfront, along with locally sourced food.
The outside live performances are accessible to everyone, but the performances in the University and Riverfront Theatre have limited tickets. Each individual act has a free ticket pass and you can only see one thing at once. See below for a full lineup of the day’s live music To book your tickets and be a part of the festival, simply choose which act or speaker you would like to see and request a free ticket pass from The Riverfront Theatre Box office!
Green Man presents (in the Riverfront’s Main Theatre)…
Scritti Politti (20.00-21.00)
Anna Calvi (18.30-19.30)
Cate le Bon (15.30-16.15)
Jon Langford (14.30-15.00)
Swn presents (In the Riverfront’s Studio Theatre)…
The Boy Royals (20.15-21.00)
Dirty Goods (18.45-19.30)
Zervas & Pepper (14.45-15.15)
Fist of the First Man (13.30-14.00)
Cerebral stimulation on the day comes in the form of a series of seminars and talks on local regeneration and business. Speakers include David Hieatt (Huit Denim/the Do Lectures), Richard King (author of How Soon Is Now?), Dave Robinson (Stiff Records), James Lynch (Fforest Farm), Owen Hatherley (Militant Modernism/Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain), BBC journalist Gareth Jones, Professor Dave Adamson OBE (Chief Executive of CREW) and Bob Croydon (one time representative of Princes Charles’ Foundation for the Built Environment). These seminars will run from 13.00 in the riverside University of Wales Campus.
Finally, the people behind the Laugharne Festival will present an afternoon of readings in the riverside University of Wales Campus…
Malcolm Pryce (the king of Welsh Noir – 17-00-18.00)
Pauline Black (the Selecter, Black by Design – 15.00-16.00)
Jon Langford (Skull Orchard Revisited – 13.00-13.45)