Arts and Music

With just a day to go we're nearly there ... so get ready for an amazing weekend of food/art/music.

Here's our not-to-be-missed programme of bands on the Quay Stage (you will find it right on the quay(!) by the Liverpool Arms) ...

The Quay Stage is sponsored and supported by the North Wales breweries Conwy, Great Orme, Nant and Purple Moose; and the Albion Ale House, Conwy - all of whose beers will be on sale in the stage bar.

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FRIDAY  7.00pm – 11pm  (all on the Quay Stage unless stated)




  7pm Dean Cravensinger songwriter from Conwy gets the Feast's weekend party started with an acoustic set influenced by Jake Bugg, The Coral and the Beatles... among others  







7.45pm Data Slaves  - (pictured left)- from Betws-y-Coed, 80s influenced pop for the second decade of the new millenia. Data Slaves recently supported the Christians in Manchester




8.30pm Que Rico From Bangor and Anglesey, this newly formed Latin salsa band are turning heads and getting hips moving. They are committed to complex pieces that are true to authentic Salsa style. A must see for aficionados and those who just want to dance.


9.30pm Banda Bacana Hailing from Bangor, Banda Bacana are well established in the local area. You may have seen them recently on the main stage at the Kaya Festival (near Bangor) and at the Barmouth jazz festivals...





Saturday  1pm - 11pm  (all Quay Stage unless stated)




Wee Bag Band -

See them playing on the Quay Stage 12pm on Saturday and around the town on Saturday and Sunday

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1pm THE RICE HOOLIGAN ORCHESTRAfrom Bethesda, folkin country, with a Welsh twist
3pm WIL WILLIAMS AND THE CONTINENTALS - from Caernarfon. A well versed musician and songwriter, Wil plays regularly in the area with his infamous band 'The Continentals'
4pm CANE TOADS from Bangor, full of beans and bluesy rock.
5.30pm CAPOEIRA MOCAMBO – from Bangor, martial art and dance exported from and with special guests from Brasil
6pm The Lantern Parade performances
inc: BATALA BANGOR from Bangor, loud and powerful hard samba drumming.

Capoeira Mocambo and 
The North Wales Dance Collective:
6.30pm TACSI - from Anglesey, a local reggae act with poet mc as front man. Tacsi have a unique sound and are well established in the area, regularly headlining  local festivals


8.30pm Rodney Branigan A talented act from the US who has managed to squeeze in 20 festivals in the UK over the summer as well as headlining a few of them.  Rodney Branigan is a man who can play two guitars at once!



9.30pm Sarah Louise Owen from Caernarfon, recently played at the Eirias Park Access All Areas event in Colwyn Bay and was a runner-up in the recent Next Big Thing contest at Venue Cymru.






Folkin Rubbish - From Bangor, this newish act are doing light-hearted comedy folk tunes, about food and skip diving.

See them playing on main stage and around the town over the weekend.


Sunday: 12pm - 6pm (All Quay Stage unless stated)



WEE BAG BAND - from County Conwy, regulars at the Feast back again and playing on the Quay Stage and around the town Saturday and Sunday
1pm Cor Dewi Sant a sizeable ensemble with power, and volume to impress. They don't really need a stage, but there are on this one anyway!

3pm Johnny Hawke and the Pavement Oysters an off-shoot of the legendary Cane Toads (see Saturday)  Bluesy rock at its best.


4pm Jak Packham - Indie/Manc band-influenced local singer/songwriter Jak Packham performs an acoustic set of his own songs and covers. Expect references to Oasis, Elbow and the Stone Roses to name but a few...


5pm Secret Shows
Alternative funk rock trio from Denbigh and Anglesey performing a lively mix of covers and their own tunes. Playlist favourites include Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Hendrix and Red Hot Chili Peppers. 




Lantern Parade
Celebrate the first night of winter with a spectacular lantern parade that promises to be one of our highlights this year.
Organised by the Big Art Factory, the parade will wend its way through the town marking the traditional festival of Nos Calan Gaeaf on Saturday and Sunday nights.
In years gone by this was the Welsh Celtic festival of gathering in the harvest when families would get together and preserve foods for the long winter months.
It was also a time of feasting and celebration before the long dark days.
Workshops for all sorts of roles in the parade will be open to all on Saturday and Sunday (see below for details) in Conwy Civic Hall and there will be a week-long programme of movement and dance workshops before the Feast.
Set 5.30pm on Saturday (October 27) in your diary when the parade starts at Lancaster Square and 4.30pm on Sunday at the Civic Hall and will then tour the town…
There will also be a preview of the parade on Friday at 6pm on the quay by the local real ale tent.
Lantern making workshops
Saturday 27th October
10am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3pm
3.30pm - Rehearsal

Sunday 28th October
10am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3pm

Drumming, Capoeira, Movement and Dance
Saturday 27th October
10am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3pm
3.30pm - Rehearsal