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Fri 29 Sep 2023

Open Mic


Held in the main hall

Come on down to perform or just enjoy the talent at the Globe's famous open mic.

Community event 8.00pm
Sat 30 Sep 2023

Mark Harrison Band

8pm    Tickets : earlybird £13 / £14 Standard

ACCLAIMED NATIONAL TOURING ARTIST MARK HARRISON BRINGS HIS UNIQUE MUSIC AND BAND back to the globe at hay. Described by BBC Radio 2 as an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by countless audience members and reviewers as ‘uplifting’ and ‘inspirational’, Mark Harrison is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. His highly individual music takes him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark’s live shows are well-known not only for the memorable melodic songs but also for his introductions to them, delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and ‘dry’. With a very distinctive guitar style, he takes elements of folk and blues to create something new that is very much his own genre. Constantly touring and multi-awards-nominated, he is widely considered one of the top artists in UK roots music. Mark’s band features the extraordinary musicianship of Charles Benfield (double bass) and Ben Welburn (drums/percussion), who form a unique and acclaimed rhythm section. Mark’s songs are about all manner of non-standard subjects. With catchy tunes, lyrics than intrigue and engage, and striking rhythms, they make you smile, think and move.Mark has released six albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Here are a few of the things that have been said about Mark and his music: ·         he takes very real things that happen in life and makes you think afresh about them (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) ·         a bit different and kinda groovy too (Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2)  ·         He's a fantastic musician, he's got a great voice and what a songwriter! What a glorious sound he makes (Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio 2) ·         Everybody should be talking about Mark Harrison (Classic Rock magazine) ·         charismatic live performances (RnR magazine) ·         totally and absolutely original (Mike Harding)  ·         fresh as morning sunshine and as sharp as a well-honed razor (Folkwords)  ·         great stage presence … innovative …… if Top Of The Pops was still around, he might well be on it’ (Jazz FM)

Book earlybird tickets £13.00 8.00pm
Sat 14 Oct 2023

Islet Album Launch Show

Doors 7.30pm   Tickets £11

Islet is a Welsh quartet whose free-spirited invention and exuberant intensity is hypnotic, exhilarating and defiantly unique.Islet have released three studio albums and four EPs. They have been shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize twice: in 2012, for Illuminated People and in 2020, for Eyelet. Islet is all about being subsumed in sound, with a fierce urge to challenge, to embrace, communicate, excite and, ultimately, set their audience free. They are following their own course, awash with synthesisers with a rhythmic pulse creating a delicate balance between repetition, volume and the romance of time, an ecstatic experience through music.

‘Soft Fascination’ is released 29th September on Fire Records. They’ll be performing live shows across the UK around the album’s release this Autumn.

“They blew my mind. It was the perfect mix of experimentation and entertainment, brain and heart engaged simultaneously” Stewart Lee

“Islet are undoubtedly one of the best live bands playing in Britain” Loud & Quiet

"Islet have done the impossible: made avant-garde polystylist art music ludicrous amounts of fun" NME

With support from:  Peiriant  An experimental duo based in Mid Wales, consisting of Rose and Dan Linn-Pearl. They perform with electric guitar, violin and found objects. Peiriant pursue moods of minimalism, drone, post-rock, soundscape and spoken word. Their semi-improvised compositions summon mellifluous and somatic audio environments, characterised by the push/pull tonal relationship between the two instruments.

                             Honddu  Alternative electronic pop duo Honddu (Holly Müller and David Neale) wrap their catchy melodies via a tape machine and create dark exhilarating atmospheres using synth, guitar, violin and vocals.

                             Records Retrieval Service DJ  Before, in-between and after the live acts is a DJ set from The Records Retrieval Service. Usually, this is a radio show from Henry Widdicombe. The Records Retrieval Service supplies the best new music and just records that Henry wants to play based on his mood that particular day. Listen to the radio shows here:

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Community event 7.30pm
Thu 19 Oct 2023

Pesticides, Biodiversity, and you!

6.30pm   Tickets £8.50 Members/General Admission £12.50

Learn more about the impact pesticides have on our health and our environment and how we can take small steps to reduce their negative impact. From Pet healthcare to chemical free gardening - how we can all take steps to protect nature. Talks from Iris Ege - AP Vet Ltd and James Hitchcock (CEO) of Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

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Community event 6.30pm
Sat 28 Oct 2023

Groove Armada's Tom Findlay DJ Set - SOLD OUT

8pm    SOLD OUT

Tom Findlay from dance music legends Groove Armada will be headlining our next road-block party at The Globe, Hay. Over an illustrious career that began in the mid 90s GA have headlined club nights, sell-out worldwide tours and festivals across the globe, performing monster crossover hits including Superstylin', I See You Baby, My Friend and At The River to adoring fans , both as a live outfit and from behind the decks. They are house music royalty, and we cannot wait to party with Tom!

We’ll be running from 8pm until 1.30am with a stellar support line-up across two rooms, with resident DJs Max Galactic, Choppa, Kelli T and Mark Gaunt joined by local legends Han Solo and Claude Minkey. Come and get stuck into our incredible atmosphere from the start – expect nothing but hands-in-the-air housey bangers all night long!

We’ll be kicking things off with a pre-party at the Three Tuns from 7pm with DJ Danny Graham. Grab your tickets and hold on tight, this is gonna be our biggest knees up yet

Community event 8.00pm
Thu 2 Nov 2023

The Undercover Hippy 'In the Flesh' Tour

7pm  Tickets £16.50 

Billy Rowan aka The Undercover Hippy has been performing at festivals since 2008, working his way up from being a solo singer-songwriter playing in small marquee stages, to now having a full band of incredible musicians and playing main-stages at some of the UK’s best independent festivals. The band have been regulars at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Electric Picnic, Eden Festival in Scotland and Beautiful Days, plus many more around the UK and Europe. They also tour extensively in the UK twice a year, playing to packed venues from Edinburgh to Penzance.
"Beautifully produced agitprop reggae flavoured rap" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
"About as real as music gets" - Andrew Marston, BBC Introducing
“truly electrifying... delivers big, weighty messages with an optimistic and entertaining light-heartedness” - On The Beat
“The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music” - ClunkMag
“Like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest, and The Sleaford Mods” - Tom Robinson, BBC6Music
“Insanely infectious” **** - Liverpool Sound & Vision
“politically charged reggae that sticks two fingers up to the powers that be” - Fresh on The Net, Christopher McBride
"Combining intelligent, amusing, and often politically charged lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Jason Mraz meets The Cat Empire...on a protest the Edinburgh Fringe" - Music Mafia
The Undercover Hippy 'Last Chance to Dance' On YouTube
Community event 8.00pm
Sat 4 Nov 2023

Keith James Presents the music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

8pm     Tickets £15

Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens                                                                                                                                                                  Keith James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years.
He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully crafted and memorable songs. Keith has performed 106 of these concerts since 2017, all of which have been incredibly well received, with many sold out. This concert will give you far more than just the music itself...There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of vision, truth and human fragility.
Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song; some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced; respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach. Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children’s appeal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This Concert is performed as a gesture of belief in the possibility that harmony and understanding between us all may be interwoven into today’s world.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear The Independent
‘Thank you for a fantastic concert last night. You sang so well and the way you told the stories about the songs and sang them so clearly made us see them in a whole new light, it was beautiful' Kenton Festival                             'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times                                                                                                                                                                                         Keith performing 'Where Do The Children Play'



Book tickets £15.00 8.00pm
Sat 11 Nov 2023

Climbing Trees

8pm    Tickets Earlybird £10/£13.00 Standard

“The sound of your soul soaring ... one of my new favourite bands”-Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales                                                                                                                                                                                            "A really special band”-Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1                                                                                                                                                                             
“Dynamic, magnificent and stunning”-From The Margins

Blending multi-instrumentalism with pin-point harmonies, Pontypridd’s Climbing Trees bring their distinctive Cymrucana sound to the Globe at Hay amongst a run of stripped-back shows throughout Wales this Autumn. Featuring Matthew Frederick, Colenso Jones and Martin Webb, the BBC Introducing favourites have made numerous television, radio and festival appearances across the UK, Europe and US, recorded at London's iconic Maida Vale Studios and performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, gaining airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson along the way. Marking a decade since the release of their debut album Hebron, the band’s first tour in six years will also feature songs from the Welsh Music Prize-shortlisted follow-up Borders alongside brand new material, with rumours of a long-awaited and much-anticipated third album on the horizon. Returning from hibernation with a first appearance in Hay since 2017, this is an evening not to be missed with one of Wales’ most endearing live acts.

"Homespun anthems, custom-built for careening along the Welsh coast at the height of summer with the window wound down and the volume zapped up”-Wales Arts Review
“Marvellously expansive ... a wonderful spell they've cast over the entire nation”-Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

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Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
Sat 25 Nov 2023

Roving Crows

Doors 8pm  Tickets £12.50/£14.50 OTD

“Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene”  - Andy O’Hare, BBC

Over ten years and evolving incarnations, award-winning Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre playing with passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, they are a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass.  

“Really individual Celtic folk rock group” Mike Harding, BBC

“The next folk super group in waiting”  - Nancy Dunham,

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Book earlybird tickets £12.50 8.00pm