Gales On The Fringe Preview
Wrexham Events Guide is proud to preview the upcoming Gales on the fringe events, in conjunction with Llangollen Fringe Festival. 22nd July to 30th July 2022
Learn more about the festival and explore the full programme of events.
Gales are excited to announce our stage for this year’s Llangollen Fringe Festival. Following on from last year’s collaboration on a couple of events, this year we are going all out.
Find out more and discover the full festival program at the Llangollen fringe festival website here
- Tickets are available for the Main events from here
- Tickets are available for the A Gathering Of Folk events from here
- Tickets are available for the Llangollen Fringe Workshops events from here
- Tickets are available for the Gales Stage events from here
Taking place in a specially erected 200 capacity marquee to the rear of the bar we will be hosting 11 concerts over 11 days plus afternoon workshops and impromptu events.
From Rock to Electro, Spoken Word to Film, Dance events and the opportunity to take to the stage yourself, there’s something for everyone between the 21st and 31st July at Gales.
And did we mention that every single event is FREE ENTRY!
Between us and what the Fringe themselves have planned, this is going to be a hell of a week!
Full schedule and information
The Washboard Resonators – Vintage Ragtime and Swing
Opening our Fringe on the Fringe Festival are the incredible The Washboard Resonators
The Washboard Resonators hail from Leeds in England and can be described as sounding and looking like ‘a ragtime street band meets a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage somewhere in around 1932’.
Their favorite performers include the jazz, ragtime, hokum, blues, comedy and vaudeville sounds of Louis Armstrong, Blind Boy Fuller, Fred Astaire, The Washboard Rhythm Kings, Robert Johnson, Gene Krupa, Max Miller, George Formby, Tampa Red and The Memphis Jug Band.The spirit of these long gone artists and their music is summoned back to life every time Martyn and Jack take the stage with their mixture of old traditional songs and new songs written by the band.This is going to be a hellish fun evening and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Entry is completely FREE and we’ll have some wonderful support on the night from an artist yet to be announced.
DJ Takeover – A night of dancing with our Resident DJs leading the way
We’re setting our resident DJs loose for the Fringe Festival and they are prepared to absolutely smash the Friday night with a relentless stream of tracks that will stop you in your tracks and force your feet to move with the power of dance!
MAI68 Records showcase – Full day of live music
The first of our Fringe line up to be announced, and this is a BIG one!
We’ve been working for YEARS to bring a Mai68 Records Showcase to Llangollen and it’s finally Happening!
In the biggest event we’ve ever thrown we’re bringing you NINE of the best bands in the area in just one day, plus a TOP SECRET headliner to be revealed on the day!
Starring…Campfire Social, The Shipbuilders, COW, Gintis, Ennio The Little Brother, Little Beat Combo, Baby Brave, Adam Walton, Anna Jane Houghton plus a TOP SECRET HEADLINER!!
We really can’t stress enough how not to be missed this is. Free Entry from Midday.
Electro night – KOLOKO & CHONK
FRINGE WEEK continues with Kololo, coming up all the way from Bristol to bring us their electro-infused-alt-indie-pop glory. Their first singles have been catchy beyond reason, we’re expecting great things from this band.Support for the night comes from Dee-Valley noise-maker CHONK, supplying us with modular oddness with a house flavour. Be prepared to dance!
Bands from 7pm. Free Entry as always.
Film night – TWIN TOWN
A cult Welsh classic for Fringe week.
Join us in the big tent to revel in the glory of the Twins adventures in a two-tone 525.
Doors from 6:30pm – register for free tickets
Open Mic – all welcome – Perform on our big fringe stage!
Our Open Mic was born at last years Fringe Festival, so it’s only fitting that it returns, bigger and better than ever.
Free entry, and pints for performers. House equipment will be available.
Spoken Word – Oliver Lomax plus Voicebox collective
FRINGE week continues with our Spoken Word evening headlined by Manchester’s Oliver Lomax with Wrexham’s poetry collective Voicebox completing the bill.
World Dance – Yasmine Latkowski and Friends
Afternoon Dance Workshop – 4pm
Yasmine leads a fun workshop to teach you some easy moves from Arabic Dance – all ages welcome and no experience necessary
Evening Performance – 6pm
Yasmine Latkowski is a songwriter and composer specialising in Middle Eastern and Eastern European music. Her work can be heard in various TV programmes including Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me and BBC2 Art of Persia. As an established performer, Yasmine is bringing the Gales Fringe stage a truly wonderful evening of celebration of song and dance from the width of Europe and the Middle East.Joining Yasmine’s musical and dance headlining performance will be Traditional Polish singers Duo Plus, Improvisational Modern Belly Dance group Black Veil along with Solo Dancers and performers.
Rock Night – Sustinere, Notora, Screaming Devil Pleasure Beach
Rock Night Friday at the Fringe.
Bringing you our favourites in riff-tastic rhythm.Those of you that attended last Summer’s Fundays will know that Sustinere and Screaming Devil Pleasure beach can both get you dancing as well as headbanging, and Notora are in the same camp. We were so impressed by their set in the Bar this Winter we’ve asked them back already.Get there early as we’ll be starting without delay on this one as SDPB have two gigs that night, that’s how in demand they are right now.
Super Saturday – Over 10 acts, It’s a musical extravaganza!
We’ve got music all day for the second Saturday running.You’ll hear sets by
Before the storm, Mair Thomas, Isaac Birchall, Jamie Jay, Rhys Yaxley, Kip Cannon, Ethan Brokenshire, Isabella Crowther, and more to be announced.
And all for FREE!
Music starts in the big tent at midday and we’ll be bringing you tunes until common decency forces us to stop.
Blues Bands Party – Five Points Gang and The Raging Mabels
Our Fringe tent closes with a bang this year as the incredible Five Points Gang take to the stage to bring Llangollen their internationally recognised explosive blues.Support comes from Oswestry’s Raging Mabels, and we’ll also throw in DJs Sam&Holly and some more fun to end this amazing ten days.It says doors at 6, but we’ll have stuff going on all day in the garden.