Hub Festival 2019: Yasmine & The Euphoria, The Now, Jeff, Wigwam, Manga, Crystalline, Mugstar, Threatmantics, Jemma Krysa, Mobius Band & more
"Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2019
Womanby Street, Cardiff (various venues)
150+ live music acts
plus comedy, art, spoken word/poetry, dance, DJs, workshops & more
Weekend tickets now on sale:
£14 Youth (ages 12-17)
Free for Under 12s
Under 18s are allowed in venues until 9pm (apart from 7pm City Arms)
Tickets on sale in The Moon(no fee), Diverse Newport, and online from WeGotTickets, DICEfm(no fee), TicketWeb, SeeTickets
Day tickets go on sale in July when the final line up is announced and who is playing each day.
Mugstar recall 'Saucerful...' era Floyd and echoes vintage Neu! alongside the sounds of Oneida and Sonic Youth. Mugstar take the sonics of psychedelia and krautrock, drag it through the lenses of punk and post-rock, heavy as lead but driven to a repetitive extreme so that it becomes an impenetrable Krautrock hammer; much like Neu on a week long binge of testosterone. Playing Supersonic and ATP!
Mugstar tour dates
Welsh rock trio that mix things up with John Cale-inspired violins and a drummer who doubles up as a keyboardist. A truly original band first and foremost with hints of The Birthday party and Devestations.
Threatmantics tour dates
Jemma Krysa has been playing guitar and writing songs from the tender age of 10. Now 18, she has developed her own style into a mature mix of indie, mellow rock and acoustic folk, with mature lyrics and melodies that are memorable and full of hooks. Influenced by artists like Jewel, Jack Johnson, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow, Jonatha Brooke, John Mayer, Damien Rice and many more.
Jemma Krysa tour dates
My Name Is Ian creates beautiful, heartbreaking anti-garage awesomeness. Specific, prolific and terrific, he has said he is influenced by “the animals of farthing wood” and losing the love of his life.
My Name Is Ian tour dates
An elegant and haunting singer-songwriter playing an original mix of folk, soul and blues. She was discovered by chance in 2008 by the father of Transgressive producer Toby L whilst holidaying in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, and has since displayed a talent for creating moving, heart-warming songs, sung with maximum clarity and honesty.
Jodie Marie tour dates
Burum are a great band who mix traditional Welsh folk tunes and jazz, with nods to jazz influences like John Coltrane, Horace Silver and the ECM European jazz sound. Burum represented Wales at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, USA in 2009. The band features many of the brightest and best talents on the South Wales jazz scene. They are Tomos Williams on trumpet, Gethin Liddington on trumpet, Dave Jones on piano, Aidan Thorne on bass and Mark O Connor on drums.
Burum tour dates
Darren Eedens is a full time banjo/ guitar picker in the bluegrass folk, roots, rockabilly styles both on the road and in the studio Currently playing solo as well as for Mikey Chuck Rivers, The Old Salts, Midway After Dark, Lily Frost and more.
An old soul with the imagination of a child, darren eedens tells stories, bends truths, and creates upbeat rhythmic tracks with hauntingly morbid lyrics. With his many influences ranging from the folk and bluegrass pickers of the past, he uses his unique and powerful voice to captivate anyone within earshot.
Darren Eedens tour dates
Kizzy Crawford is a Welsh singer-songwriter and talented guitarist. She composes and performs her own songs in English and Welsh.
Kizzy Crawford tour dates
Plymouth anarcho indie punkers! As far as short, sharp bursts of concentrated, visceral fun go, you don’t need to look much further than this band. Their raucous blend of Latterman meets Cloud Nothings and Tubelord is riddled with infectious Dananananaykroyd-esque guitar work and gang vocals that are packed full of hooks and earworms.
Woahnows tour dates
Described as a mixture of synth pop, indie and post punk, The Echo and The Always is a Cardiff based five piece.
The Echo And The Always tour dates
A Cardiff/Bristol band based around the 1970s folk and blues styled confessional songs of Ivan Moult. Callum Duggan - double bass and vocals, Richard Chitty - drums and Ivan Moult - guitars and vocals.
Ivan Moult tour dates
Young acoustic pop / folk singer from West Wales. Danielle’s debut EP, Paper Hearts, met with high praise from BBC Radio Wales.
Danielle Lewis tour dates
Oh, Peas! is the solo project of Cardiff-based singer-songwriter Rosie Smith (also one half of noise duo Totem Terrors). Her lo-fi instrumentation and witty lyrics put her somewhere between comedy and straight Indiepop.
Oh Peas! tour dates
Devon-based Reggae/Dub outfit who mix catchy melodies with exciting rhythms, creating a combination of roots reggae and deep dark dub.
The Barefoot Bandit tour dates
"A newly-birthed project, comprising members of implicitly trusted yet sonically nefarious outfits Mugstar, Part Chimp and Dethscalator".
Sex Swing tour dates
The Dharma Violets are based in Cardiff, where they write and record their songs, blending psychedelic indie guitars and solid bass riffs with stoner/drone vibes, melodic vocal harmonies, swirling synths and an eastern tinge.
The Dharma Violets tour dates
Manchester based noise-pop and grunge DIY three-piece. Their fuzz-drenched approach to alternative rock carries echoes of underground ‘90s champions like Cave In, Hundred Reasons, Idlewild and Garbage. They were named Steve Lamacq's favourite new discovery of 2016.
False Advertising tour dates
'Living Body is the new project from Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (formerly, Juffage) featuring longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin, Wild Beasts, Sleater-Kinney) and Tom Evans (Vessels).
Rising from the ashes of their acclaimed 'Sonic Cauldron' concert at Left Bank Leeds in 2013, the group is now augmented by new and additional live members Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe) and Sarah Statham (Esper Scout).
Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living body aims to exist in a world of skin and information overload.'
Living Body tour dates
Scratchy, primal DIY indie-punk-pop three-piece from London.
Witching Waves tour dates
The D Teez are a Cardiff based three piece garage band playing dirty rock & roll with plenty of punk soul and a smear of blues.
The D Teez tour dates
The Death of Money hail from South Wales and now one third Manchester. They have been around since 2004 originally named The Death Of Her Money. They blend an appreciation for modern, heavy music together with an experimental edge to create a swirling, hypnotic maelstrom of repetitive, shoegazey doom laden rock, kind of like Neurosis meets My Bloody Valentine meets Sonic Youth meets Can.
The Death of Money tour dates
Charmpit are popstar punk trio from California. Deemed a "delightfully lo-fi affair," they bring bright harmonies and garage band sparkle to your world. Armed with jangly guitar, hard hitting bass and bouncing drums they're on a mission to crop your tops and top the cops.
Charmpit tour dates
Bristol based rock outfit Phoxjaw have built up a solid reputation in the short time since they formed in the Summer of 2016, garnering support from the likes of Kerrang! and Metal Hammer. Since their inception they have played across the UK alongside worldwide renowned acts such as Black Foxxes, Black Tusk, and Avon (Alfredo Hernandez of Queens of the Stone Age).
While possessing a sound all of their own, they have been compared to the likes of At The Drive-In and Cave In, owing to their melodic tenacity and driving riffs, mixed with their ferocious energy on stage.
Phoxjaw’s heavily distorted sounds coupled with their intense lyrics and emotive vocals have seen them championed by the likes of Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker who praises their ‘cataclysmic riffs’, as well as Scuzz’s Alex Herron who labelled them one of the best new bands he’s heard.
Phoxjaw tour dates
A Welsh singer / songwriter whose influences include Joni Mitchell, David Gray and Etta James.
Violet Skies tour dates
Shades of 60’s psychedelia, blues-rock and punk permeate the air ways when these guys are playing. The Cardiff four-piece are big fans of hefty guitar sounds and supercharged, foot to the floor rock and roll, not shying away from bringing their personalities to life with their music.
Rainbow Maniac tour dates
A new gothic duo set to collide the world of pop royalty with deep dark witch music. Magic realms built by Kaskie (Death of Money / SVNTREADER) &
Emma Thompson (Water / Fat Out).
Godspeed You! Peter Andre tour dates
Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. She has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK.
Gwenifer Raymond tour dates