In order to champion local musical talent The Gate Arts Centre is Cardiff presents Eight at The Gate. The three day event, which starts Thurs 29th August, gives unsigned artists the opportunity to do live performances in a professional venue. The music festival has been created after the enormous success of The Gate’s regular local music night Four on the Door.
Although the festival aims to provide education and experience to the performers it also promises to deliver a weekend of fresh live music for audiences as well, with a great selection of little and better known local artists.
Thursday hosts the five-piece folk rock band Under The Driftwood Tree, who have been featured many times on BBC Radio 1, alternative acoustic couple Kymo, Welsh singer/songwriter Sera and funky jazz/folk/country group The Brwmys.
The Voice UK contestant Ragsy will be baring his vocals on Friday 30th September along with jamming experts Dave Morris and The Knock, and talented gild-with-a-guitar Ellie Makes Music.
Eight at the Gate then follows with a finale that includes the ultimate groove and party band Johnny Cage and The Voodoo Groove, indie indulgence from Siôn Russell Jones, classic alternative rock band Lost and Found and melodic beauty from The Ped and Joe Show.
With such an impressive and varied line-up every night of Eight at the Gate appears to provide a great night out listening to something different, so to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the acts it will certainly be worth investing in tickets for the whole weekend.
Eight at the Gate, Gates Art Centre, Cardiff, Thurs 29th – Sat 31st Aug. Tickets: £8 per night. Info: 029 2048 3344 / www.thegate.org.uk