Live Music & Dance….Get Dancing

We want to keep you entertained when you’re enjoying the best of local activities, food and craft. So we’ve created a live music stage. Our aim is simple, to bring you the best bands and to give those bands the chance to play for a big audience.

We work hard with our sponsors, The Coleford Music Festival, and Protech, the region’s number one music engingeering company, to create an exceptional platform for local bands.

You can expect an eclectic line-up with singer/songwriters, reggae, rock and roots – there’s something for everyone & a full line up will be published soon!

The entertainment is free as part of the festival entry and you can watch the music while relaxing with your food and real ale.

Nick Penny from Coleford Music Festival said: “It makes perfect sense for The Coleford Music Festival to become a partner. We’re the region’s favourite festival for live music and we’re proud to be presenting a fabulous array of live music. “There’s something wonderful about sitting in the outdoors, enjoying the best food and drink while listening to great music. We’re looking forward to creating a real festival vibe.”.


10.30  Harmony TwirlStars 

Baton twirl and pompom dance troupe for the Forest of Dean area. Based in Cinderford. Ages 4+ Come along and have a go!
Training is on a Monday from 6pm at the Miners Hall Cinderford.


11.00 am The MicroJazz Band

The Microjazz Band is the training ground for Chepstow Community Big Band, but performs locally in its own right. Originally focusing on “Microjazz” pieces by Chris Norton, the young (and older) musicians now enjoy playing versions of jazzy, popular and Disney tunes.

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12.00pm Djabot Drummers

Djabot is a Forest based African Drumming group taught and led by two
fantastic Senegalese drummers, Arona Lo and Oumar Sagna.. They each bring their own unique style and energy in the form of drum, percussion and voice to Djabot – from Senegal to the Forest of Dean.

Djabot is a community group bringing together people of all abilities and backgrounds who enjoy sharing their passion and dedication to this vibrant, infectious drumming sound, which lifts spirits and souls.


1pm  Alex Ishmael

Alex has been playing guitar since the age of 7. Taking his main influences from Ed Sheeran, Jake bugg and George Ezra, Alex mainly plays acoustic guitar accompanying himself with a loop pedal. Six months ago Alex released a debut EP which is receiving a positive reaction when sold at his many gigs around the Chepstow, Newport and Pontypool areas.

See Alex on youtube here


2pm Wimberry Clog Dancers

We are traditional Step Clog Dancers based in the Forest of Dean. Wimberry Clog meet every Thursday, except the third in the month, at the Pludds Village Hall, Gloucestershire.GL17 9UQ
New members are always very welcome

2.45pm  Rio Grande Valley Killer Beans

The Rio Grande Valley Killer Beans are a Forest based 3-piece who play an eclectic mix of rock, blues, funk and pop. Songs covered range from the 50s right through to the present day and it’s a rare gig that doesn’t see the audience up and dancing by the end of the night! Mark and Mike Saunders cover lead and bass with both handling lead and backing vocals, while Josh Beddis lays down the groove on drums.


3.45pm Devon

Upbeat indie soul vibe with powerful guitar melodies and an indie rock rhythm accompanied with soul inspired vocals. Devon provides the kind of music you can jump around and dance to mixed with other more chilled out solo acoustic tunes. A must see act for 2016.

See Devon perform here