AIR guitars and real guitars are set to rock the air above Victoria Park in Barry this month.

The green-flag park, in Cadoxton will once again echo to the sounds of 10 local bands playing their hearts out to a music loving audience of all ages.

Cadstock will once again bring free live music to the people of Barry and beyond, as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary of music in the park on Saturday, August 17 and 18.

It’s also 50 years ago to the day since the iconic Woodstock music festival took place in New York State, USA.

In much the same way as the peace and tranquillity of Max Yasgur’s dairy farm was changed in1969 as the likes of Hendrix, Joplin, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Who took an audience of over 500,000 people into a new music dimension; there’s another exciting line up of local bands.

Headliners Brother Steve on Saturday bring their rocking set from this year’s Rhoose Summer Music event in July.

This is followed up by legendary glam rockers 12 Bore headlining and finishing off the event on Sunday evening.

Adding to the line-up are another eight superb bands and artists, five of which are new to Cadstock for this year.

Making their debuts are Jack Raymond Garrett - solo singer/songwriter, of Barry, with a rock n roll heart; The Scoundrels – town favourites Darren and Rich with a collection of classic rock ballads; New Trix – a four- piece originally formed in the 80’s and now back gigging with a pop, rock and blues set; and The Little Giants – usually a three-piece, but sometimes a four/five/six -piece depending on their mood, playing Swing, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll to Blues, Pop and Reggae.

Also starring are Grooveline –keeping the party going with classic songs from Heatwave, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, O'Jays, Sam & Dave; Outback – three-piece classic rock band playing covers from across the rock spectrum; and Stonehouse – as they say “We play classic cover versions in our own way. The songs sound like Stonehouse songs'. We play songs by bands like The Beatles, The Doors, The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and many more.”

This year there will be two acts playing solely for their chosen charities.

They Tenovus “Sing with us Choir” will be making their third visit to sing a short selection of pop favorites on Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday afternoon The Leg Warmers will play on the bandstand stage.

Brought together for a one-off show - an “80’s Voice for Conner” the band features members of Stonehouse,12 bore, Grooveline, Faith no more or less, the Ramonez, Last Laugh Lane, and Pukka Productions.

They have decided to continue playing to raise money for deserving causes. From Cadstock they will be donating their fee and passing the buckets around for Ty Hafan children’s hospice

The music kicks off at 1pm on both days.

Cadstock anniversary t-shirts are now on sale and the proceeds will keep Cadstock going.

Cadstock t-shirts can be ordered online and from the printers, in Castleland Street, off Holton Road, Barry.

There are 10 designs, in different styles, and they can be delivered or collected from the printers.

They won’t be available on the day as they are special orders only.

A full range of refreshments will be available.

The Friends of Victoria Park will provide tea, coffee, cakes and pastries and Barry Round Table will have a BBQ with burgers and hot dogs.

RSM Events will have a licensed bar and there’ll be plenty of ice-cream from Che and Chuckles.

Patrons are free to bring their own food and drink.

Cadstock operates a responsible drinking policy as this is a family event.

The organisers want everyone to have a good time in a manner that respects the venue and the people around them.

Street parking is limited around Victoria Park and the advice is to travel either by bus or take the train to Cadoxton station and make your way up the hill.

Cadstock organiser, Jon Greatrex said the weekend would be very special.

“Cadstock will be 10 years old,” he said. “And we have chosen to time our anniversary with that of Woodstock’s Golden Anniversary.

We are extremely proud of reaching this milestone for Cadstock. It is great to be a part of a weekend filled with so much energy and enthusiasm, love and respect, all against a background of music to sing and dance along to.

“I hope everyone will come along and have another brilliant weekend.”

Mr Greatrex thanked the Vale parks and tourism departments for all their support over the years; the Victoria Park team; The Friends of Victoria Park group; Bro Radio, JPL Sound, the bands, contributors and technicians.