Guide to both Brecon Jazz and Brecon Fringe Festivals.
Its that time of year again when groups of friends get together to enjoy all the live music on offer in Brecon during Brecon Jazz and Brecon Fringe Festival, which kicks off on the 6th and continues till the 9th August.
Brecon is set for a whirlwind of performances this year -with an all-encompassing line-up you are set to see some of the biggest names in jazz as well as a parade of up-and-comers.
This year the atmosphere will again be enhanced with colourful street entertainment that proved so popular in keeping all ages entertained around town.
The Brecon Jazz 2015 programme this year boasts the most international line-up in the event’s 31 year history. It’s going to be a party you don’t want to miss! Big name American headliners, exclusive performances, intriguing crossovers and global artists from Scandinavia through Romania, Brittany and Catalonia to Brazil that reflect jazz music’s global reach. The full programme of events can be found on the Brecon Jazz website
The Brecon Fringe Festival hosts events place all over the town of Brecon, organised by local landlords, venue owners and individuals. The majority of events are free, with others asking for a very small fee. The Fringe offers a range of musical tastes from local artists and those from further afield. See a full line up of events on their website
Staying: Interested in making it a weekend trip so that you can soak up all the Jazz you can? Check out the Brecon Beacons website for all of your accommodation needs.
Getting here: Whether you’re travelling by bus, train or car, here are some tips on getting to Brecon.
By Train and Bus: Via Paddington/South Wales line for train. www.traveline-cymru.info
For bus use the TrawsCymru T4 http://www.trawscymru.info
By road: SAT NAV LD3 7EW (Theatre Brycheiniog)
M4 – coming from the East, enter via the A449 to Raglan picking up the A40 or via the A470 at Cardiff
M4 – from the West, enter via A4067
M5 – enter via the M50 to Monmouth and join the A40
Parking: Cambrain Way, Brecon, LD3 7HR £5 per day, 10am to late
We hope you enjoy!