Music, ships, buses and trains: Rock around the Dock at the Barry Waterfront Tall Ship Festival!
4:40pm Friday 31st August 2012 in News
THIS weekend's Barry Waterfront Tall Ship Festival (Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2) will feature two days of family fun, including a feast of music from a number of popular bands and a chance to look around the Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos.
Another ship, Baltic Trader The Ruth was also due in dock for the festival, but unfortunately she is currently in Liverpool and adverse weather conditions have prevented her from sailing down in time for this weekend.
Bands will be on stage on both days from approximately 12.30pm onwards.
An energetic Saturday evening line-up will end with Too Toned and The Relics; while Sunday will be a more chilled-out soulful day featuring an acoustic set from local 13-year-old Scot Hawtins and bands such as Blues Central, Wonderbrass and Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band.
The full music line-up is as follows:
12:45pm - Them Deadbeats
1:45pm - Still Waiting
2:45pm - Studio 41
3:30pm - The Town
5pm - Freeway
6:30pm - Too Toned
8:30pm - The Relics
12:30pm - Gentleman Prefer Blondes
2pm - Scott Hawtins
3pm - Blues Central
4:30pm - Wonderbrass
6pm - Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band
The bumper family weekend will also include street entertainers, stalls, vintage cars and steam engines, a children's miniature railway, and a fairground, while you can also meet some salty seadogs in the pirate village!
Entry to the festival is free, but charges will apply for certain attractions. Further details on 01446 704737 or go online at www.visitthevale.com
BUSES AND TRAINS
HERITAGE buses provided by The Bus Depot, Barry, will be used to provide a free half-hourly service on Saturday and Sunday during the Tall Ships event.
Provided by the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, the heritage buses will include former Caerphilly, Pontypridd or Bedwas and Machen council vehicles and will run between a park and ride site at the Vale Council Dock Offices next to Barry Dock Railway Station to Morrisons and along Broad Street to and from Barry Island, between 11am and 5pm on both days.
The bus depot will be open to the public during the event.
The Barry Railway will also be offering steam rides and a collection of vintage cars will be at Hood Road.
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