Cadstock 2018 – Everything you need to know

Cadstock returns to the beautiful surroundings of Victoria Park in Cadoxton this weekend (Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July), and we’ve put together a handy guide of everything you need to know.

The Line Up:

Cadstock takes place over two days, with live music starting at approximately 1pm each day. Stage times are approximate and are the earliest the bands will go on stage. The event tends to run a little over, but aims to be finished by 7pm at the latest.


1:00pm – Charlie Mansons Angels

2:00pm – Second Chance

3:00pm – 12 Bore

4:00pm – Brother Steve

5:00pm – Black Angus



On Sunday, the Tenovus “Sing with us” Choir will be performing between 2 sets.

1.00pm – StratusFear

2:00pm – Whitehall Parade

3:00pm – The Flares

4:00pm – Outback

5:00pm – Black Jam Circus


Transport & Parking:

Cadstock takes place at Victoria Park in Cadoxton (CF63 2JS).

Event organisers advise to leave your car and walk if you can. Otherwise, Cadoxton Train station is only 200m away from the site, as well as the local bus the ‘The Royal’ on Barry Road.

Parking near the site is non-existent so if you have to drive, the recommendation is to park a few streets away.

Disabled Access:

Unfortunately due to lack of space within the park, the event organisers cannot offer any designated disabled parking, however there is a drop off point right by the main gate for those less able to walk.

Food and refreshments:

This year there is no burger van, but the friends of Victoria Park group will be serving their famous selection of tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches and pasties from the wardens office.

To help you cool down, there will also be and Ice Cream van on site serving soft drinks, slush and of course ice cream.

Please feel free to bring all the food you like and have a massive picnic in the park – but no BBQs.


Cadstock has always been a family event for everyone to enjoy. The event organisers do allow you to bring in a reasonable amount of drink for your own consumption but promote responsible drinking.

The Police have kindly allowed the event to be managed in this way and we are keen to see it continue. Its advised to turn up with a reasonable amount of alcohol and not four crates if you expect to get in.


Tempratures are expected to reach 24 degrees over the weekend, so as well as your favourite beverage make sure you have plenty of water.

Victoria Park is lucky to have 2 water fountains in the park for free refills. Soft drinks also available from the Friends group and the Ice cream vans.

Dress Code:

With the hot weather expected, come on and wear your best flowery-powery gear. We don’t get many summers like this so let’s dress up and enjoy. Festival flags welcome as well.

Toilets – we will have ample portable event toilets on site including those with disabled access.

Dogs – if you must, but under control on leads, and not in the central area. Really though, as its going to be a hot and noisy one we would recommend you leave the furry ones at home this time.

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Nathan Spackman

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