Castell Roc Festival 2019-Brochure

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Your electronic guide to Castell Roc 2019, held inside Chepstow Castle.

Your 2019 guide to

CASTELL ROC FESTIVAL

The Friendly Festival held inside

Chepstow’s stunning Castle

“Amazing atmosphere” “incredible sound” “tremendous concert setting” “Venue is out of this world”

“brilliant night” “exceptional” “incredible setting” “world class” “what an incredible concert”

“rustic, relaxed, totally blown away” “what a concert” “such a great night all round” “staggeringly beautiful concert” “absolutely outstanding”


CASTELL ROC is an internationally acclaimed Festival that takes place within the glorious and historic walls of

Chepstow Castle. The Festival is highly praised for not only it’s incredible setting, but also its relaxed and

wonderfully intimate feel that is created within its iconic walls.

Perfect for all ages, it is small (but perfectly formed), the Festival hosts a wide variety of shows during August

within a main Arena that slopes gently towards the big stage. Full theatrical lighting and a fabulous sound system

is also provided which aided by the immense walls provides superb acoustics.

Located just 15 minutes from Bristol on the Welsh Border, the Festival attracts Artiste’s that are usually reserved

for major City Centre Venues, attracted by both its wondrous setting and its enchanting atmosphere.

“it’s a perfect recipe for a Summer’s evening out”


“This Festival works

extremely hard to ‘break

the mould’ and

genuinely create

something really very

special.

It does it so well”

A brilliant and reasonably priced

bar is stocked with locally

sourced real ales and ciders as

well as lager, wines and spirits.

A variety of food Outlets are also

on hand as well hot drink stalls.


“Definitely think ‘relaxing on the well manicured lawns’,

rather than struggling through Festival mud……”


CASTELL ROC

“is an Event that is undoubtedly enjoyed by all”


CASTELL ROC “there’s surely something for everyone”

From a steamy pop concert?

to something more relaxing?


Dedicated to musical legends, “Legends Of Roc” is a chance to enjoy three

brilliant shows in one evening. Dedicated to the 'Police', 'Dire Straits' & the

mighty 'U2', this show is simply incredible value. Three top tribute shows

for the price you would usually pay to see each one.

What more can we say, grab your tickets now, while you still can.

“Police Synchronicity” brings the sheer power, excitement and unique

sound of The Police back just as the 2007 world tour did, with all the

phenomenal chart hits such as Message In A Bottle, Roxanne, Every Little

Thing She Does Is Magic, Walking On The Moon, Every Breath You Take

plus the very best of Sting’s incredible 30 year solo career.

“Police Synchronicity” combines the incredible voice of Sting, the

distinctive guitar sound of Andy Summers and the mesmerising drumming

style of Stewart Copeland to forge the remarkable sound of The Police

which sets them apart from any other band.

There will never be another group like The Police… until now…

“DS:UK” provide the magic of Dire Straits music. DS:UK are 6 super-fans

of Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Terry Williams, Phil Palmer, Chris White,

Alan Clarke, Guy Fletcher, Chris Whitten, Pick Withers and Mark's

brother David.

Inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, their legacy leaves two

decades of timeless music for us to enjoy including the rock classics Money

for Nothing, Sultans of Swing and many more. Performed in a way that only

fans can deliver, DS:UK are the quintessential Dire Straits tribute show in

the UK today.

“U2UK” have won the hearts of U2 fans all over by performing in Europe

and beyond.

Over their sixteen year history, they have played to audiences all over the

world, from Jersey, Beirut, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Azores, Ireland,

Cyprus, Sweden, Holland, Belgium and of course all over the UK, it’s easy

to see why U2UK are Europe’s Premiere U2 Tribute Show.

Performing songs spanning four decades with some of the greatest rock

anthems ever written, U2UK recreates the most captivating moments of

the tours which have earned U2 their reputation as ‘The World’s Greatest

Rock Band’.


The Shires first played here back in 2016, with the show both selling out and going

on to be featured in the BBC documentary "The Shires: New Country", which

detailed their incredible rise to fame and how they spearheaded today's interest in

Country Music within the UK (plus footage and interviews of their impact in

another little Town, called 'Nashville'). In 2018 we were blessed with another

incredible performance.

It's not very often that you get a cohesive bond between Artistes, fans AND a

Venue however the band have publically discussed their love and appreciation

for our humble Festival with comments such as "it’s such a beautiful place. I

mean this Castle is just absolutely amazing", "definitely come to Castell Roc,

Chepstow Castle, whether you are a Band or an Artiste, or to come and watch",

"it's such a nice vibe here", "just chill out and enjoy your night, enjoy the music,

enjoy everyone else's company" and "you'll make friends here I'm sure".

Five years since they were discovered playing a gig in a Bedfordshire pub, Ben Earle and

Crissie Rhodes are now raising the bar in Nashville. Indeed, thanks to their two

gold-certified record-breaking albums, "Brave" and "My Universe", The Shires have become

one of the most talked about acts in the home of country music.

And now to the delight of their legions of fans on both sides of the Atlantic, they’ve

released their eagerly-anticipated third album "Accidentally on Purpose", recorded in

Nashville, which won over a whole new mainstream audience with its fusion with pop.

The duo are most excited by track Guilty, which they feel best sums of their new sound.

“We both like to socialise, we’re both young and enjoy having a good time and going out

with our friends,”explains Crissie. “We wanted to reflect that in our music so Guilty is

definitely a sign of a change for us. It’s the kind of song I’d play before going out.”

Perhaps the best illustration of why The Shires have become huge players in music, and not

just country, is how some of the world’s top writers want to work with them – and they

don’t come much bigger than Ed Sheeran. The global superstar provided his song ‘Stay The

Night’ for their third album after seeking out Ben and Crissie at his Nashville concert last

October, where he also got to see the latter’s drinking ability first hand.

“Crissie and I went along to an after-party Ed was hosting after his concert at the

Bridgestone Arena but she wasn’t feeling great,” explains Ben. “He told us he was familiar

with our music and we were like ‘whoa, that’s incredible’. A few hours later I was about to

leave and I saw Ed and his mates playing a drinking game with a girl who was downing beer

out of a keg while doing a handstand, everyone was cheering – it was pretty mental. Then I

did a double take and it was Crissie! Afterwards we said it would be great if we could work

together in the future and a few days later he sent us his track Stay The Night.” Crissie

added: “So basically my drinking ability got us an Ed Sheeran song!”

The Shires are also the first UK act ever to win a prestigious CMA Award, the Jeff Walker

Global Artist Award, which recognises achievements from artists outside of the US. “That

was a huge honour,” said Crissie. “Definitely the highlight of the past two years, it’s such an

amazing awards ceremony that celebrates achievements in country music.“


For the first time in Chepstow Castle's amazing and impressive 950+ year

history we throw a massive party with the “80’s v 90’s Extravaganza”.

Enjoy a host of the biggest Artists from the golden years of Pop.

Combining with visuals and support from top Retro DJ’s all packaged

together beautifully inside a stunning Castle, for one special summers night

in August.

Fancy dress is definitely encouraged (but optional) but please bear in mind

that there will be some fantastic prizes chosen by the actual Artists for

those that make the effort!

Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet fame & S-Club

will be here (watch the list

grow as a host of stars from the 80’s & 90’s join us for the Party).

For 13 years this Event has become one of the highlights of UK Festivals

such as the 'Falmouth Week' in Cornwall, pulling huge audiences that are

tempted by the opportunity to dance, sing (and party) with "the stars of

the 80's & 90's" that made the World feel like such a happy place.

Be quick or miss-out on this guaranteed sell-out.


Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring 'The East Coast Boys'

Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals

were gals!

Come and experience the iconic sounds of:

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, authentically recreated by a phenomenal

cast and live band.

During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963

(Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry

helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super stardom.

After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four

Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This

internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies

of New Jersey’s finest.

It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features his solo hits like

Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got

You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.

The East Coast Boys fantastically capture the iconic sounds of New Jerseys

finest.

With brilliant musical accompaniment this really is an unmissable musical

spectacular that is taking the world by storm!

With sell-out shows across the globe and this time with the added

attraction of performing in a real Welsh Castle, grab your tickets now,

while you still can.


Chepstow Castle becomes the perfect Cantina for this thigh slappingly

brilliant 'Tex/Mex Music Night', complete with Taco's & Tequila

(other drinks and food available).

Los Pacaminos features 80’s pop legend Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark

Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier

pedal steel player).

One of the UK’s most popular Live touring bands, , Los Pacaminos play the

very best in Tex Mex Border music, from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry

Cooder through to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. An undeniably

incredible setting for a great night's rocking with the cactus sharp, tequila

filled, stetson wearing, magnificent 6, Los Pacaminos!!!

Los Pacaminos are now past their 25th year and show no signs of

stopping. With an unmatched live reputation, two acclaimed studio albums

and two live albums under their belts they continue to explore the music

of the Southwest

Support is provided by Mad Dog Mcrea who blend a unique mixture of

folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and good old ‘shake your ass’ music.

From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional

songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail

to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand

Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live band you don’t

want to miss.

What a night is on the cards! A thoroughly infectious start to the evening

with 'Mad Dog Mcrea' then the fab Los Pacaminos (who are a band that

has been on the Festivals radar for many years and we are so pleased that

its finally happening).

Y'all know you just wanna be at Chepstow for this show folks,

so come on down and say 'Howdy' to Los Pacaminos.


‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but

Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold

more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World

extensively.

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest

hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe.

‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’,

‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

It's Rock'n'Roll baby, yeh!

A guaranteed good time show awaits!

Did you know they spent a massive 209 weeks in the UK Singles Chart,

had 10 Top Ten singles (including seven successive Top Fives), with 'Under

The Moon Of Love' reaching number one!

Also since their debut TV appearance on 'New Faces' in 1973 the band

have made nearly 300 television appearances, including their very own

BBC TV special "The Showaddywaddyshow", broadcast between Christmas

and New Year in 1980.

A wonderful opportunity to dust off your platforms and bring your best

singing voices for all the hit tunes from the rock'n'roll hall of fame with the

ever-entertaining entertaining and timeless Showaddywaddy.


A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky

Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and

atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.

Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of

Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and

present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie

Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, are showcased by the amazing

Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes.

With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five

O’Clock Somewhere, Need You Now, 9-5, and The Gambler to name

just a few, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be

missed.

This is a Country Music Show that all country music fans have been

waiting for.

Having seen a great resurgence in popularity in recent years, with the

likes of The Shires, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum bringing their own

contemporary style to the genre. These artists, together with the hit US

TV show Nashville, has introduced country to a huge new, young

audience.

This simply brilliant and uplifting show celebrates 'all things Country' and

will have you dancing and singing all night".

A Country Night In Nashville is a highly recommended 5-star show.

"Wonderful entertainment, highly recommended"

"what a fantastic uplifting night it was"

"brilliant entertainment from beginning to end"

"best show i've been to, last night the atmosphere was great"

"amazing night, everyone on their feet"

"superb!!!, what a great night out!!!!"


ABBA MANIA has been delighting audiences of all ages since its formation

in 1999, selling out UK theatres nationally. In 2002 it played 18 weeks in

the Strand Theatre London re-creating the Abba phenomenon for fans

from all over the world.

Since that time ABBA MANIA has conquered other parts of the world,

with shows in the USA, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Russia,

France, Luxembourg and South America.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music and

style of Abba in a respectful and enjoyable way, ABBA MANIA revives

special memories of when 'Abba' ruled the airwaves.

ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If

you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained

by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you, so dig out those

platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites

including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It

All’, ‘Super Trouper’ and many more.

Remarkably, it's been just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and

with credentials like 'over 3000 shows', 'in over 30 Countries Worldwide'

and 'performances to over 3 million people' you know you will be

witnessing the very best.

If you are looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be

entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is definitely the

show for you!

Their songs are timeless and will last forever.‘A great night out for Abba fans of all ages.

I'd definitely recommend it. A great tribute to the original. 5/5.’ – Stoke Sentinel

“One of the most energetic, uplifting and (most importantly) fun tribute bands I've had

the pleasure of seeing.” – Grimsby Telegraph

“ABBA will never go away. If you loved them in the ’70s, you will love ABBA MANIA.” -

Herald Sun Melbourne

“ABBA MANIA are one of the best on the circuit.” – Daily Mirror

“Truly amazing and great family fun” – whatsgoodtodo.co.uk

“From beginning to end, ABBA MANIA keeps the party going, jumping, bouncing, twirling

and dancing tirelessly” – WBSM New Bedford

“ABBA MANIA is a thoroughly enjoyable night out for the whole family which is sure to

put a smile on your dial” – Australian Stage


A simply incredible, totally infectious show is on the cards as the

absolutely rip-roaring Dualers arrive in Town..

The Dualers are an astonishing 9 piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band

from South-East London.

They first hit the headlines when the single 'Kiss on the Lips' stormed in

to the UK top 30 despite no industry or professional backing.

The follow up single 'Truly Madly Deeply' charted at number 23 &

featured in the Hollywood blockbuster "Fools Gold".

They progressed to playing alongside some of the finest names in Ska &

Reggae including The Skatalites, Toots and The Mayals, Ziggy Marley,

Jimmy Cliff, UB40 and Madness.

With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles, a record

breaking nine sell-out shows at the O2 and an ever increasing worldwide

fan base behind them their success has continued.

Now heralded as Britain's finest Ska & Reggae band The Dualers continue

to play to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia.

The Dualers will be supported by 'The Navarones'.

The totally infectious 7-piece Cardiff stompers will be providing all the

classics, from the Trojan era right up to the glory days of the 2 Tone

revival.


This one off Event celebrates both the recent release of the outstanding

Queen film "Bohemians Rhapsody" and the massive excitement around

Fleetwood Mac announcing a U.K. show during 2019.

With both bands having performed individual sold-out shows in the past,

demand will be massive.

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Band, proudly endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself and the only Mac

tribute to authentically replicate the classic 'Rumours' line-up as well as

featuring several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of the

biggest solo hits from Stevie Nicks.

Enjoy the sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage

chemistry all portrayed with the passion and energy that quite rightly

earned Fleetwood Bac the Official seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick.

THE BOHEMIANS are an internationally renowned Queen Tribute who

will be providing a comprehensive re-enactment enactment of Queens Greatest Hits.

They will take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert.

Featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and

iconic rock acts of all time.

So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early

piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to the later, catchy pop of

the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties.

Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show

Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or We Will Rock You/We Are the

Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing

and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s

greatest Rock Band.

Two incredible shows for the price of one…!


The mighty REEF, fronted by Gary Stringer are undoubtedly absolute

masters of the Festival scene including multiple performances at both

Reading and Glastonbury Festivals to name but two.

Probably best known for their 1996 smash hit ‘Place Your Hands’, REEF

formed in 1993 with their debut album ‘Replenish’ hitting gold status.

In '94 & '95 REEF toured with likes of Paul Weller and The Rolling Stones.

1997 saw a monster follow up album ‘Glow’, spawning a brace of hit

singles with the album itself hitting Number One in UK Album charts

within a week of its release.

The rest as they say, was simply history.

Several albums later and here they are in 2019, with REEF undoubtedly

back on top of their game, cemented by their absolutely cracking and aptly

titled new album ‘Revelation’.

It’s REEF for goodness sake, playing in a Welsh Castle!

Grab your tickets while you still can and enjoy.


Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist.

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his

blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up

on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his

journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the "Taking care

of Elvis" band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a

special talent.

He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had

audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This

talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists.

In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley

Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, which took place in

Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”,

the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title.

Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they

have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with

fans demanding his return to their country.

On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at

a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben

headlined his show in February of 2013. Internationally renowned as one, if

not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring

his unique style, charisma and 10 piece band and will show audiences why

he is regarded as the best in the business.

You will be totally amazed, dare we say 'shocked'..... There is only one Elvis,

but Ben is as close as it gets!

After a massive sell-out at Castell Roc in 2017, the 2019 show will include

twice the repertoire with both an early set 'in his leathers' as well as the

later 'famous white jump suit' set.

This show also includes the brilliant Johnny Trashed, playing a terrific

upbeat homage to another legend, Johnny Cash.


Castell Roc Festival proudly opens the gates to Chepstow Castle for this

Community Event with TOTALLY FREE ENTRY !

Countless Chepstow Folk will have fond memories of long lost

Community Events held within the Town. Firm family favourites such as

'The Pram Race', 'Rock In The Dell', 'Chepstow Carnival', 'Fireworks at the

St Tecla Public House', St Lawrence & Mount Pleasant Hospital Fete's

and many more that are all sadly now distant memories.

The Castell Roc Organisation has once again worked hard along with kind

support from Chepstow Town Council to bring back some 'old school'

Community 'sparkle' to Chepstow in 2019, with it's "FREE Community

Bash".

Brought to you by local people, for the community and all neatly wrapped

up in the original heart of the Town, Chepstow Castle....

What’s On:

FREE ENTRY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. Chepstow’s iconic Castle gates will be open to all from 11:00am to

5:00pm, giving full FREE access to enjoy the stunning Castle, saving £6.90

on the usual adult ticket!

2. A variety of attractions will take place both inside and outside the

Castle until 5:00pm.

3. "Rock In The Dell" proudly returns with a whole host of superb local

musicians and bands all doing their thing from mid-day until 9:00pm

(with a short intermission between 5:00pm & 6:00pm).

4. From 6:00pm till 9:00pm we will be settling down in just the ‘Lower

Bailey’ for the evening’s 'Rock In The Dell' musical conclusion to Castell

Roc’s 2019 Festival, again on the big stage and again with free entry to

enjoy some superb live music!

ALL THIS, AND FOR FREE ! PRE-PURCHASED PURCHASED TICKETS ARE NOT

REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT, SIMPLY ARRIVE, CHILL OUT ON THE

MANICURED LAWNS AND SIMPLY "ENJOY".......

It is CASTELL ROC's absolute pleasure to be supporting a local Charity

during this Event. Please help as much as possible by giving generously.


CASTELL ROC

The warmest of welcomes awaits at

Tickets available now from:

The Festival Box Office at

Hannahs Music, Chepstow (01291 627122)

Online via www.castellroc.co.uk

CHEPSTOW CASTLE - NP16 5EY

Full show details (plus T&C’s) available at www.castellroc.co.uk

Please do not contact the Castle directly, all queries to 01291 627122


Finding Us: Chepstow is easy to find, just 15 miles from Bristol, 15 miles from Newport, 27 miles from Gloucester & 30 miles from Cardiff and can be easily reached via major motorways (we are 5 minutes from Junction 2 of the

M48). SATNAV users NP16 5EY. Chepstow Castle is fully signposted.

Parking: Please note that the Car Park located at the Castle will be in use by the Production Team, please do not try and park here., you will be wasting our time as a well as yours. Ample Parking is available throughout Chepstow all

within a few minutes casual walk. Nominal parking fees may apply. Main car parks are located (in order of nearest first): Drill Hall (NP16 5HJ), Welsh Street (NP16 5ZH), Nelson Street (NP16 5HT), The Station (NP16 5PB). All of

which are within less than five minutes walk from the Castle. Street parking is available subject to normal highway law. Customers who are registered with the blue badge scheme can find parking spaces in Chepstow’s main Car Parks

(subject to availability).

Tickets and event information: Tickets for Events are strictly limited and sell out very quickly. When the acts are announced, the fastest way to purchase your tickets is to book online at www,castellroc.co.uk Concert tickets are also

be also be available via the Festival Box Office at: Hannah’s Music, 6 Moor Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5DE. Tickets will not be refunded, exchanged or replaced for any reason. Castell Roc or its Promoters reserve the

right to make changes to the line-up without prior notification. Everyone attending an Event must buy a ticket at face value which will need to be produced to gain admission. This includes children and babies. For ticket pricing

(including any concessions) refer to specific Event pages. Tickets are to be distributed by the relevant Event Promoter except where purchased through local Box Office (not Castell Roc). Individual Events are held/hosted by the

relevant Promoter, therefore Castell Roc holds no responsibility for Events, moneys taken or refunds of any kind which are the sole responsibility of the individual Event Promoter.

Disabled access and facilities:

Disabled persons should note that access to the site is on a steep hill. Those with mobility difficulties should arrange for assistance. Besides the incline, access does not involve steps/kerbs etc. A limited number of stewards will be

available to provide assistance although Castell Roc cannot guarantee to provide assistance in all cases. Disabled toilets are available. An area in the Arena is reserved for the safety and comfort of our disable guests.

Entry to Chepstow Castle: Chepstow Castle will be open as usual to the public during the day, subject to normal fees. The gates will close to the public at 6pm. For Event gate opening times & show end times refer to specific Event

pages or ticket details. Public access to the Castle during the day does not allow access to Events hosted by Castell Roc on the same evening. People who do not have Event tickets will be asked to leave. The gates will then re-open and

only people holding valid Event tickets will be admitted from then on.

Security & Safety: Gate staff/security or any person working for or on behalf of the Event or Chepstow Castle reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone or request that the person is removed from the site for any reason,

without monetary refund. Security staff will be present on the gate. Bag inspection etc. may be requested. Upon entry colour coded wristbands will be issued as proof of entry & age (i.e. 18 or under). For persons 25 or under it is

suggested that proof of age is carried. Failure to display a wristband will result in removal from the site. Castell Roc has a strict no-drugs policy. Castell Roc is located within a historical Castle. Safety is a primary concern/issue at such

sites. Castell Roc cannot be held responsible for any accidents that may occur within the grounds that can be reasonably attributed to dangerous, drink/drug fuelled or misguided behaviour. Failure to observe Venue warning signs/safety

fencing or stewards advice will also nullify Castell Roc against any form of liability.

Age Restrictions/Unaccompanied children: Castell Roc is not responsible for children within Chepstow Castle. It is a parental/guardian responsibility. Under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Recording & Copyright: Recording of any type at any Event is strictly prohibited without consent. Anyone seen recording any performance will be removed from the site and recording equipment may be confiscated. This may also lead

towards criminal damages Claims due to breeches of Artiste's copyrights. Event Photographers & Videographers will be in operation at all Events. Your entry into to the Venue formally grants Castell Roc full permission to use any

photography or recording containing your image for future promotional, advertising or media purposes.

Performance Times: Vary per Event, but typically fall inside a 6:30pm ‘till 11:00pm window. For details of Performance times refer to www.castellroc.co.uk, tickets or by contacting the Box Office..

Seating Arrangements: Unless noted otherwise all shows are unseated and all tickets are for general admittance. Reasonably sized foldable chairs can be brought in to the venue, but must be positioned in designated areas (towards the

side and rear of the Arena). Refer to www.castellroc.co.uk to check seating arrangements.

Food and drink at the venue: Our licensing agreement dictates that no drinks/food are allowed to be brought into the venue. Glass items of any kind, (including wine glasses etc), barbecues, gas cylinders or any naked flames are strictly

prohibited. A range of locally sourced hot and cold food will be available within Chepstow Castle during Events as well as a fully licensed bar selling locally sourced real ales, ciders & lagers as well as a variety of wines and spirits.

Non-alcoholic drinks are also available as well as good quality hot drink outlets. Please help us to keep this stunning Castle in good condition, please use the recycling bins provided.

Toilets: Facilities in a Norman Castle are historically limited. There are portable toilets within the Castle grounds. Additional Public toilets are located in the Car Park next to Chepstow Tourist Information Centre (one minute walk).

Smoking: Smoking in all areas within the Castle is strictly prohibited.

Pets and animals: No pets or animals will be admitted.

Bad weather: The Events will take place irrespective of prevailing weather conditions, so please be prepared for all weather (tents/gazebos are prohibited). No refund will be offered due to inclement weather.

Public transport: The venue can be reached by a walk of about 10 minutes from both Chepstow railway & bus stations.

For any further information please contact the Festival Box Office @ Hannahs Music, Chepstow (01291 627122)

Please do not contact Chepstow Castle directly.


CASTELL ROC FESTIVAL recommends the following quality local

Accommodation, Hostelries & Eateries!

THE GEORGE

Town Centre Hotel

Restaurant & Bar

01291 625363

Open late until 1:30am after each show! Like us on

Facebook for all the latest Castell Roc after-party

events! 24 St Mary Street, Chepstow NP16 5EU

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